MPAS 706 Emergency Medicine Practicum

This five-week clinical practicum introduces students to the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients in the emergency setting. Students will learn to evaluate and treat a wide variety of urgent, emergent, and life-threatening conditions. The student will learn to triage patients, interact with patient's families, and become more proficient at taking rapid, accurate histories, performing targeted physical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, and formulating treatment plans. Clinical procedures performed during this rotation may include suturing, starting IVs, phlebotomy, endotracheal intubation, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.