Morristown Medical Center’s General Emergency Medicine Elective is a four-week program available to medical students throughout the academic year.
The rotation offers medical students a challenging clinical experience in emergency medicine in a closely-supervised environment. Morristown Medical has one of the two accredited emergency medicine residency programs in Northern New Jersey, and all of the attending physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine.
Students are expected to work eleven 12-hour shifts, some of which must be at night. Students attend a five-hour conference each Tuesday and ride the Mobile Intensive Care Unit (
) to observe emergency care in the field. We also give all medical students the opportunity to either substitute shifts or add additional shifts to follow our emergency medicine services (
) fellow, ultrasound fellow or work with our attending physicians in hyperbaric medicine.
Students learn the basics of emergency medicine with one-on-one instruction in history taking, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment planning provided by board-certified attending physicians.
Students are evaluated during each shift and in a final, inclusive evaluation.
Michael Silverman, MD, FACP, FACEP
Before your rotation begins, please call our program coordinator, at 973-971-7926, for clearance and to schedule an elective. There are no prerequisites for our program and we accept two to four residents per rotation.
On the first day of rotations, please report to the Department of Emergency Medicine at Morristown Medical’s administrative offices by at 8:00am.
Please note, student housing is available on a first come, first serve basis.