Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Student Rotation Curriculum

Procedure modules

All students and visiting residents must complete the 23 designated procedure self-study modules on the Procedures Consult website. To be considered for an honors grade, students must complete an additional seven modules. Each student and resident must register on the website at the beginning of the rotation and create a user name and password. An exam must be completed at the end of each module and the test summary must be submitted at the end of the rotation.  Refer to your checklist.  

23 procedure self-study modules

7 procedure self-study modules 

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine curriculum

The Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) curriculum is a set of learning modules based on the national curriculum developed by CDEM. These self-study modules offer substantial information on all of the core topics in emergency medicine. We suggest you use these modules while on shift.  

The first section offers students an "approach to" a specific chief complaint for the undifferentiated patient. Each module gives you an idea of not only what critical diagnoses to consider, but also what initial actions must be taken before arriving at a definitive diagnosis.

The second section is disease specific for the differentiated patient.  These modules describe the classic presentation of disease processes (though rarely will something present classically), explanations of diagnostic tests, hints on how to make the diagnosis, treatment options and pitfalls to avoid.