Emergency Medicine

LOCATION: United Hospital Center - Bridgeport, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Thomas Marshall, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Intermittently
STATUS: Elective (can be scheduled as a rural community rotation)


To acquaint medical students with all aspects of emergency medicine. This includes interaction with pre-hospital personnel, the triage system as well as the care of patients of every age group with both major and minor problems. Emphasis is on a team approach oat care and interdisciplinary communication.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

The students will spend approximately 40 hours a week in the main Emergency Department and Fast Track. Students are expected to take histories, perform physical exams, formulate differential diagnoses, participate in treatment, and help arrange patient disposition. In addition, the students can expect to perform several procedures which may include suturing, splinting, pelvic exams, slit lamp exams, lumbar punctures, etc. Students will be exposed to emergencies in pediatrics, trauma, surgery, gynecology, neurology, and medicine. For didactic learning the students are offered a self-guided workbook for a cost of $20.00.

Evaluation Procedures

Daily observation and oral testing.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Vicki Wagner, wagnerv@wvumedicine.org /(681) 342-3620 2 weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

Please review the following documents;

2017 UHC Medical Student Info Sheet

2017 UHC Student Orientation Packet