Emergency Medicine Elective

Baylor University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine offers a four-week elective in emergency medicine to fourth-year medical students.

Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, serves as a clinical training and research campus for Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) College of Medicine.

Course Description

The goal of this rotation is to provide the medical student with an intensive introduction to the field of EM.

Students will have the opportunity to evaluate patients in the emergency room setting with a variety of diseases and refine their medical knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, manage, and treat patients who are acutely ill or injured. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the undifferentiated patient.

Students interested in a career in emergency medicine should take this course early in their fourth year of medical school.

Learning activities will include:

  • Clinical Work (shifts in Emergency Department)
  • Attending workshops
  • Attending weekly resident conference

Clerkship Director

Quick Facts

  • Rotation length: 4 weeks
  • Rotation shift schedule: 8-hour shifts, 16 total shifts
  • Patient volume: 100,000+
  • Housing availability and cost: A variety of housing options are available at a reasonable cost
  • Student conferences: Medical students attend the resident block conference on Thursday from 8am to noon
  • Reading material: Provided
  • Prerequisites: 4th year medical school elective
  • Special opportunities: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound experience
  • Malpractice provided: No, malpractice coverage from your home institution is required to rotate

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Students must be in good standing with their home institution and must have completed all third-year course requirements and be eligible to start their fourth year at their respective medical schools by the time they begin their externship.

Applicants must submit the following with their application:

  • VSAS Application Form
  • Medical school transcript (to ensure you are in good standing with your medical school)
  • USMLE Transcript
  • COMLEX Transcript
  • CV Immunization record from medical school

How to Apply

We use the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to electronically accept applications, preferred electives and dates.

Apply now through VSAS

Applications are accepted beginning May 1st.

Applications are due six weeks before the start of the rotation. We will notify you of your status (confirmed or waitlisted).

Thanks again for your inquiry into our emergency medicine externship at BUMC and good luck with your fourth year!

Contact Us

Gillian Ard
Phone: 214.865.3687
Fax: 214.865.3699

Emergency Medicine Elective
Undergraduate Medical Education
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246