Training in emergency medicine is an important part of medical student education. The ED is playing an increasingly larger role in the evaluation and management of illness and injury. In addition, it provides students with an environment in which they are exposed to a wide variety of pathology and the opportunity to assess the undifferentiated patient.
In addition to the UMHS ED (adult and peds), students may arrange to rotate at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor and Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Additional rotations exist through Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
Students potentially interested in EM as a career are encouraged to rotate at UMHS during periods 1-4. During these periods additional career sessions are held to address issues such as careers in Emergency Medicine and Residency selection.