Integrating emergency medicine principles and experience throughout the medical school curriculum: Why and how

Matthew C Tews, Glenn C. Hamilton

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Abstract

The management of acutely ill and injured patients is an essential component of medical student education, yet the formal integration of emergency medicine (EM) into the medical school curriculum has progressed slowly since the inception of the specialty. Medical student interest and the number of resident positions in the National Resident Matching Program are higher than any time in the past, yet students often find access to EM faculty and clinical experience limited to a fourth-year rotation. Incorporating EM into all years of the undergraduate medical student curriculum can offer unique educational experiences and enhance exposure to the necessary and recommended knowledge and skills students must attain prior to graduation. Academic emergency physicians (EPs) should advocate our specialty's importance in their medical school curricula using a proactive approach and actively involve themselves in medical student education at all stages of training. The goals of this article are to describe several approaches for EM faculty to expand medical student exposure to the specialty and enhance student experiences in the core principles of EM throughout the undergraduate medical curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1080
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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Integrating emergency medicine principles and experience throughout the medical school curriculum : Why and how. / Tews, Matthew C; Hamilton, Glenn C.

In: Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 10, 01.10.2011, p. 1072-1080.

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