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EM Electives

Emergency Medicine Clerkship and Sub-Internship

Brown welcomes all students interested in a career in Emergency Medicine to participate in its Emergency Medicine Clerkship or Sub-Internship rotations. For both of these electives, students will rotate primarily at the Anderson Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department. Students will work dedicated shifts in trauma and critical care, as well as pediatric shifts at Hasbro Children's Hospital. This combination of experiences at a regional referral/trauma center, a community hospital, and a dedicated pediatric hospital, will afford students a comprehensive view of the depth and diversity of Emergency Medicine.  


For the Sub-Internship, students will be held to the performance expectations of an EM intern. They will be the primary provider for their assigned patients and will be expected to develop differential diagnoses while simultaneously recognizing and treating acute changes in clinical status. Students will deepen their understanding of the field of Emergency Medicine via supplementary educational materials provided throughout the rotation. Students will also attend resident conference and didactic sessions, as well as dedicated sessions in the simulation center focused on improving procedural and clinical skills. 


Information for Visiting Students


Visiting students are welcome to participate in either the EM Clerkship or Sub-Internship rotations. All visiting student inquiries and applications are processed by Alpert Medical School and must be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) system.


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Diversity in Medicine Scholarship


We are excited to offer a scholarship to qualified students from underrepresented groups in medicine interested in participating in the EM Sub-Internship rotation. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


A fourth-year medical student from an underrepresented group in medicine, who is in good academic standing at a US accredited medical school, is the ideal applicant. Students must have completed all core clerkships at their home institution. We encourage students to apply to rotate for one 4-week block between July and October of their fourth year. During their time here, in addition to the core clinical time and didactic sessions, students will have dedicated and individualized mentorship focused on leadership and career development. The Brown Emergency Medicine Visiting Clerkship Program offers a stipend of $2,500 to cover travel costs and living expenses during the clerkship month. Interested students should apply through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) system.

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