Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Student Rotation Resources

Listed below are important emergency medicine educational resources. Some links may require an active connection to the Lehigh Valley Health Network.


Roberts and Hedges' Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine (2019)

Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice (2018)

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine (2019)

Emergency Medicine Secrets (2016)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets (2015)

Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed)

The most popular free core sites in emergency medicine are listed below. (great for students and junior residents)  (podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more) 

EM Clerkship   

Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine  (Academic life in emergency medicine)

ALiEM Cards   – POC reference cards  (excellent educational resource for emergency medicine and critical care)

On Shift

New Innovations: Use this resource to record your shift log, patient follow-up log, procedures log, and request evaluations

Library resources

PEPID Online:  PEPID gives you everything you need to make accurate decisions quickly, covering everything from a differential diagnosis generator to pinpoint the cause of a patient's symptoms, to a complete toxicology reference, comprehensive drug database, drug interactions checker, dosing calculators, emergency protocols, algorithms, assessments, illustrations and much more!

DynaMed: Clinical reference tool which provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence-based information.

ECG Weekly:  The ultimate ECG education from Amal Mattu with literature updates and ECG’s from all over the world.

Rational Clinical Examination:  JAMA began an ongoing series of articles to evaluate the role of the physical examination as it pertains to specific diagnostic questions.

Lexicomp: Point of care drug information  Source for medical equations, scores, and algorithms

VisualDx: Clinical decision support system that helps clinicians recognize and diagnose visually presenting conditions

Procedures Consult: Medical and surgical procedures reference tool. 

Pub Med

The New England Journal of Medicine

Lehigh Valley Health Network Intranet

Critical Care 

Journal Club

High quality, clinical relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information.  (evidence based evaluation of literature in emergency medicine)  (The skeptics guide to emergency medicine - high quality, clinically relevant, critically appraised, evidence based information)  (The number needed to treat for common therapies and diagnoses)

JAMA User's Guide to Medical Literature

JAOA: An Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Articles on Therapy

PICO worksheet



Tox and the Hound   



Pediatric EM Morsels   

Other Resources

Emergency Medicine Cases

Strolling Through the Match

Ultrasound educational resources  great quick teaching snippets great case based learning testing options and lectures link to iPhone app ACEP sponsored educational series great cases and commentary Advanced great ultrasound lectures and creator of FOAMed content many online lectures – nerve block series point of care ultrasound education

National Organizations

Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine