Morristown Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) Elective is a four-week program available to medical students throughout the academic year.
The rotation offers medical students and rotating emergency medicine residents a broad-based EMS experience in a supervised environment. Morristown Medical has one of the two accredited emergency medicine residency programs in Northern New Jersey, and all of our attending physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine. The department of emergency medicine sees approximately 80,000 patients per year and is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center.
Students are expected to work six 12-hour shifts per two weeks. Shifts may include participation in a journal club and paramedic lectures; working on our helicopter; in our 24 hour/day physician response vehicle, MD-I; and with our advanced life support (
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covers 2 million people within 60 towns. The rotation will be designed around the preferences of each student.
Residents further expand their knowledge of emergency medicine with one-on-one instruction from physicians board-certified in emergency medicine and our EMS fellow. Students will be required to determine a diagnosis and plan of treatment for each pre-hospital patient.
Attending physicians will evaluate the student during each shift. Those evaluations will be combined into one inclusive evaluation completed by the EMS fellow and EMS fellowship director.
Brian Walsh, MD, MBA, 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.