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Visiting Students

Penn State College of Medicine is accepting visiting student applications through VSAS for rotations slated to resume Aug. 1, 2021.

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The faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine welcome and appreciate medical student interest in our specialty. The department invites interested students to become involved whatever their current level of training, as electives are offered for both third-year and fourth-year students. Several research opportunities are usually available at any given time. The department also offers group sessions for students on topics such as applying for residency.

Elective information can be found below.

Contact Us

Ross Rodgers
Clerkship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
MC H043
500 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-8955
Fax: 717-531-4587
Email: rrodgers@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Jamie Agnew-Gruber
Clerkship Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
MC H043
500 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-4604
Fax: 717-531-4441
Email: jagnewgruber@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Werley
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
MC H043
500 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-8955
Fax: 717-531-4441
Email: ewerley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

EMED 745 Expand answer

EMED 745 – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Description: This course is designed for fourth-year medical students with an interest in pediatric emergency medicine. This course is designed to expose students to the broad range of conditions that present to our pediatric emergency department. Students completing this rotation will have the opportunity to observe pediatric traumas and resuscitations. This rotation students will be able to evaluate ill and injured children, reinforce their pediatric history and physical skills and participate in simple procedures in the pediatric emergency department. Students will care for a diversity of patients under the supervision of faculty and senior residents.

Course director: Dr. Robert Olympia

Length of course: Four weeks

Prerequisites: Approval by the Department of Emergency Medicine

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EMED 752 – Acting Internship in Emergency Medicine

Description: This is designed for fourth-year students. This rotation is open to both Penn State and visiting medical students. This is a four-week course involving day, evening and overnight shifts. Students will care for a variety of patients under the supervision of faculty and senior residents. Students will attend weekly conferences as well as a weekly student lectures.

Course director: Ross Rodgers, MD, RDMS

Prerequisites: Completion of all core rotations

Length of course: Four weeks

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EMED 756 – Introduction to Emergency Medicine

Description: This is designed for third-year students, January to June. This is a two-week course involving day and evening shifts in the ED. Students will work closely with a senior resident to gain skills in patient evaluation, clinical presentation and development of a differential diagnosis. Students will “shadow” the residents on critical patients and may see less severely ill patients independently.

Course director: Ross Rodgers, MD, RDMS

Length of course: Two weeks