M2 Elective

The Emory University M2 elective provides medical students with an introduction to the specialty of Emergency Medicine.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with Emergency Medicine faculty in small group and clinical settings. The elective will begin to prepare the student for the approach to the acutely ill, undifferentiated patient concentrating on resuscitation and procedural skills.

Curriculum

Curriculum

The elective includes hands-on skills labs, interactive case discussions, and Emergency Department shadowing experiences. The course schedule is from January to April on Wednesday afternoons.

Weekly sessions include cases in airway management and airway skills lab, wound care and suturing lab, principles/anatomic correlation of orthopedic injuries and splinting lab, shock and intravenous access lab, EKG lab, ultrasound lab, an optional ambulance ride-along, and scheduled shadow shifts with Emory emergency department physicians at three adult and two pediatric emergency departments.

The method of presentation is case-based discussions, hands-on skills labs, and clinical exposure. The method of review is mandatory attendance and group participation. The class ranges in size from 6-24 students.

The M2 elective is taught in the Emergency Medicine Department conference room on the third floor of the Steiner building at Grady campus.

Shadowing

Shadowing

The most exciting and unique feature of this elective is the opportunity to shadow Emory University attendings and residents during clinical Emergency Department shifts. Not only do students have the opportunity to interact with real patients, some of whom may be critically ill, but the experience also helps students to hone patient assessment and presentation skills. Four shifts are required - two at Grady Memorial Hospital, one at a pediatric facility, and one at a private emergency department - but students are welcome to do more. This variety of clinical environments provides a fascinating and dynamic introduction to Emergency Medicine.  

Contact Us

Contact Us

We are confident that your educational experience at Emory University School of Medicine will be excellent. If you have questions or would like additional information about Emory University's M2 elective, please contact:  

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Megan L. Cloutier, MD 
Instructor
Emergency Medicine
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: megan.cloutier@emory.edu