Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Student Rotation

Welcome to your rotation in emergency medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

The attending staff and residents of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network recognize their responsibility to rotating students and visiting residents. We are committed to assisting each learner in attaining a relevant, useful and valuable clinical experience in emergency medicine. To this end, your rotation provides for direct supervision by our attending physician staff, physician assistants and senior emergency medicine residents. You will have exposure to a robust didactic schedule, which includes weekly grand rounds, a core lecture series, evidence-based medicine workshop, student journal club, critical care and trauma simulation rounds, a variety of labs (suture, orthopedic, central line, lumbar puncture, airway, chest tube and cricothyrotomy), a toxicology and ultrasound experience, completion of a series of procedure self-study modules and an optional autopsy, EMS and practical ultrasound experience. You will spend a shift with a nurse, complete a series of online exams including a final exam and will be evaluated on your overall performance based on the milestones project.  

Charles Worrilow, MD, Clerkship director

Getting started

1. First view and print the checklist that pertains to the rotation that you are participating in. This checklist must be completed and turned in with all your requirements.

Student checklist

Student T-Chart

Orientation handbook (for medical/PA students and visiting residents)

2. Watch our orientation podcasts for guidance through the website and an overview of the rotation. 

Module 1: Shift responsibilities  

Module 2: Educational objectives

Module 3: Clerkship survival pearls

Module 4: Evaluations

Directions to facilities

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest: 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
Kasych Computer Lab: LVH-Cedar Crest, located on the first floor of the Kasych Pavilion across from the library
Morgue (autopsy): LVH-Cedar Crest, in the basement of Kasych Pavilion; 610-402-8144
Surgery Education Center (suture lab): LVH-Cedar Crest, in the basement of Kasych Pavilion. Take the Kasych service elevator to level B. The Surgery Education Center will be immediately to your right. Alternatively, you may take the Kaysch public elevator to level B and follow the directional signs to the Surgery Education Center.

LVH-Muhlenberg: 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem
Chiefs' office: use orange elevators at end of hallway, to the fifth floor
Fourth-floor classroom: use orange elevators at end of hallway, make left off elevators at fourth floor
Residency suite/fifth-floor classroom: South building - use orange elevators at end of hallway, make left off elevators at fifth floor

LVH-17th Street: 1627 W. Chew St., Allentown

Allentown EMS: 723 Chew St., Allentown; 610-437-7531
Division of Education (DOE): 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
Emergency Medicine Institute: 2100 Mack Blvd., Allentown
LVHN-Mack Boulevard: 2100 Mack Blvd., Allentown