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Overview of Rotation

Our medical student rotation is 4 weeks long and runs on the same academic schedule as the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It is designed to be primarily a clinical rotation with supplemental educational events.

This rotation is currently only offered to 4th year medical students. Rotating students should have completed pre-requisite rotations in other core specialties and be well versed in those other specialties. We treat our rotation as a sub-internship and the expectation is that our rotators will as well. All patient care is to be directed by our rotating students where appropriate in conjunction with a supervising attending physician.

Our rotation is designed to be a clinical experience, thus most of the student’s time is spent working in our emergency department, with hands on teaching and learning. Students are expected to see patients independently, create focused differential diagnoses relevant to emergency medicine, and to direct the appropriate work up and treatment plans as well as dispositions for all their patients.

During each shift our students are paired with and work directly with a single attending. All shifts have one to one student to attending ratio to maximize the educational environment and provide the optimal experience throughout the rotation.


The rotation is structured around 15 clinical work days:

Educational Experiences

Resident Conferences

The resident’s weekly educational conference is interactive, exciting, evidence-based and rigorous. It takes place every Wednesday from 9am-1pm, attendance and participation is expected.

Simulation Session

A session of a small group taken through a simulation case that varies based on the month. This is run by our simulation division and fellowship.

Resident Lecture

A student-focused lecture or hands on procedure lab, guided by one of our senior residents.

Ultrasound Conference

A monthly didactic and hands on learning session specifically focused toward students and emergency medicine use of ultrasound. The conference is run by our ultrasound division and their topnotch staff and fellows.

Director’s Rounds

Each student must present a case seen during their rotation. This is an informal group discussion and teaching session. This conference usually takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month and participation is mandatory.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for the Medical Student elective, please visit the registration page.

If you have any further questions, please contact contact

Jamie Edelstein, MD and Bess Storch, MD

Medical Student Clerkship Directors