Emergency Medicine

Visiting Students

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The faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine welcome and appreciate your interest in our specialty.  We invite you to become involved whatever your current level of training.  As a first- or second-year student, you can join the Emergency Medicine Interest Group and also spend some time “shadowing” in the department. We offer electives for both third-year and fourth-year students.  Several research opportunities are usually available to become involved with at any given time. We also offer group sessions for students on topics such as applying for residency. We believe that Emergency Medicine is the most exciting and challenging field in medicine.  We invite you to spend some time with us and find out for yourself!

Elective information can be found below.

Contact Us

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

Phone:  717-531-8521, ext. 284544
Fax:  717-531-4441
Email: ewerley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Shannon Clayton
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
MC H043
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone:  717-531-1443
Fax:  717-531-1441
Email: sclayton1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Lawrence E. Kass
Fourth-Year Clerkship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
MC H043
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone:  717-531-8165
Fax:  717-531-1441
Email: lkass@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Administrative Support: Marie McAloose, mmcaloose@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

EMED 740 – Emergency Ultrasound

Description: This course is designed for 4th year students with an interest in Emergency Medicine. Previous rotation in Emergency Medicine is required.  Students will learn the principles and techniques of ultrasonography as it is used in the Emergency Department under the direct supervision of our qualified faculty.

Director: Dr. Robert Rodgers, MD RDMS

Prerequisites: Previous rotation in Emergency Medicine

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. Lawrence Kass

Length of course: 4 weeks

Prerequisites: Approval by the Department of Emergency Medicine

EMED 752 – Acting Internship in Emergency Medicine

Description: This is designed for 4th-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: Dr. Lawrence Kass

Prerequisites: Completion of all core rotations

Length Of Course: 4 weeks

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: Dr. Lawrence Kass

Length Of Course: 2 weeks