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Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Medical Student Program!

you will have the opportunity to work and learn in one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. Clinically, you will participate in the complex resuscitations and procedures we perform every day. In addition, you will be have weekly Didactic Small Group sessions and Simulation cases for exposure to advanced medical management.

Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator to arrange for a rotation with us.

As a medical student rotating in Emergency Medicine, you will have the opportunity to work and learn in one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. Many of our patients are medically complicated, which provides excellent training for medical students, as well as our residents.

The patient population at Maimonides represents one of the most culturally diverse populations in New York City. In other words, you will be busy, you will be challenged, and we expect you to be very much involved! Clinically, you will participate in the complex resuscitations and procedures we perform every day.

To augment your experience, we have a young and dynamic attending staff who are accessible and interested in teaching. In addition, you will be given Didactic lectures and Simulation cases on a weekly basis. If you are strongly considering emergency medicine as a career, please let us know as soon as possible.

Your performance--based on your clinical evaluations, an oral presentation, and final exam score--will determine whether you are interviewed and ultimately placed on our Match list. That being said, we hope and expect you to have a rich academic experience which will push you and enable you to have fun.

Attending Physician Mentorship

Students will have direct bedside learning and one-on-one clinical teaching from attending physicians while in the ED.


On Tuesdays during the rotation, students will meet with a member of our department to discuss important topics in Emergency Medicine. These lectures will include cardiovascular, neurovascular, GI, obstetrics/gynecology, toxicology, orthopedics, neurology, sepsis, pediatrics and trauma.


On Wednesdays, students join the residents and faculty for Resident Conference, with additional lectures, discussion and labs.

Simulation Lab

Students will be given hands-on training in managing cases in our simulation lab each week, under the guidance of the SIM Director and Fellows. They will be challenged with real-time decision-making individually, as well as with their team, treating medically complex patients.

Procedure / Skills Lab

Every week, there will be a skills lab in which students will practice suturing techniques and wound management, central line placement under ultrasound guidance, airway management and adjuncts, as well as splinting.

EMS Ride-Along

Students have the opportunity to schedule an EMS ride-along day in order to expose them to challenges in the field and approaches to pre-hospital care.

Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator

You will have the opportunity to join an ambulance crew for a day, and observe pre-hospital care of our patients. This is an optional shift. It can be extremely rewarding to see the hard work and effort that goes into pre-hospital care, and also to appreciate the types of living conditions that are a reality for our patients.

If you would like more time with our EMS team, we now offer a separate 2-week EMS elective. Please contact Angela for more information.

If interested in a ride along, please email Dr. David Lobel (, who is the head of our ambulance department, and copy Dr. Pickens / and the Clerkship Coordinator.

All tours originate at 1036 38th Street between Tenth Avenue and Fort Hamilton.
For a single ride along, you will be placed on a BLS truck. A sign in sheet should be located and completed in the crew room - in the event of an emergency we need to be able to retrieve personal information including emergency contacts and institution affiliation.
You should be dressed professionally. Dark colored cargo pants and a collared shirt helps to look like the crew members. Sneakers are frowned upon. Your ID badge should be worn at all times.

There are two other EM electives offered at Maimonides. Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator if interested.

  • Emergency Ultrasonography (EUS) - 4 week The EUS elective rotation will include lectures on basic and advanced applications of EUS as well as the opportunity to image patients in the ED. There is a weekly review of all ultrasounds performed in the department, during which time students will receive feedback on their imaging technique and interpretive skills. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with members of EUS Division and should complete the rotation with a solid grounding in the principles underlying bedside ultrasonography.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - 2 week The EMS elective rotation will introduce fourth year students to the core principles of Emergency Medical Services and will touch on the key elements of medical direction by EMS physicians. EMS is now an official subspecialty of Emergency Medicine and the field is rich with evidence-based practices and medical perspective. This elective will expose students to optimal treatment of prehospital patients in all environments ranging from wilderness to rural to tactical EMS and the fundamental framework of disaster preparedness.


Some weeks you will be sent a topic to review before small group. Please reference these topics below. If we do not cover the topic during your month, it is not required, but we encourage you to use the resources as needed for your own reference and study.

Didactic Schedule

Our Goal

We hope to develop your bedside skills, including formulation of a differential diagnosis and management of life threatening conditions in the undifferentiated patient.


  • Anna Pickens, MD (Director)
  • Grace Mannino (Coordinator)

Please contact Grace Mannino at


Online Resources

Apply Now via ERAS

Applications for residency (and many fellowship) programs should be submitted thorugh the ERAS website.