SU505M.3

Emergency Care

Sites: MGH
Director(s): Alberto Puig, Motaz Qadan
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Closed.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course focuses on the patients in the Emergency Room who require surgical evaluation and treatment. The student becomes an integral part of the surgical team in the emergency room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The team is composed of a Surgical Senior resident and a Surgical Junior resident. As the advanced student you will be expected to take on responsibility for assessement and evaluation of patients under the supervision of the surgical resident staff. You will have the opportunity to interact with multiple surgical attendings, for this team is not associated with any particular surgical group or division. There are surgical rounds and lectures that you may participate in and there is 24hours on and 24 hours off call schedule.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
On a daily basis the surgical literature is discussed while deciding upon diagnosis, treatment options, and medical management.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
Consistently demonstrated achievement above the students' peer group in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn.
Honors:
Most often demonstrated achievement above the students' peer group in history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn.
Satisfactory:
Appropriate to U.S. 4th year medical student performance of history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn.
Unsatisfactory:
Does not meet U.S. 4th year medical student performance of history, physical exam, fund of knowledge, technical/procedural skills, clinical evaluation and management skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, professionalism, cultural/social/system awareness, and initiative/desire to learn.