A didactic course to review basics of wilderness and environmental medicine, including high altitude, hypothermia, frostbite, dive medicine, and expedition medicine PLUS a morning with Rocky Mountain Rescue in Boulder learning rescue techniques and skills.
The student will attend an introductory lecture to orient them to the basic principles of pre-hospital care, EMS systems, and levels of care. The ambulance ride with the Denver Health Paramedic Division or with AMR is Boulder. It will be a 10-hour shift where they participate in all the calls the crews run. Students will submit 1 evaluation from ambulance ride.
Introduction to life-threatening conditions fundamental to emergency medicine. Focuses on the essentials of stabilization, rapid diagnosis, and acute management. Weekly lectures given by faculty from University Hospital and Denver Health, and all Department of Emergency Medicine faculty.
The student will attend one lecture to orient them to the basic principles of critical care transport and flight medicine. The highlight of the course is a 12-hour shift with Airlife critical care transport team including helicopter EMS, fixed wing and ground transport. At the end of the course there will be a wrap up session.
This course provides 48 hours of clinical work with an EMED attending physician with the purpose of exposing the student to EMED and teaching procedural skills necessary for basic clinical care in preparation for an international experience. Designed for students planning on enrolling in EMED 6630 in the summer.
Wilderness Advanced First Aid covers skills and applied knowledge to respond to medical emergencies in austere environments. In addition, it provides students an introduction and exposure to the art of teaching and instruction.
Students are primary caregivers in a level II trauma center with a variety of patients and individual teaching time with attendings and senior residents. Ideal for students seeking instruction in the assessment and management of the undifferentiated patient.
This rotation is designed for the senior medical student who may be applying to primary care or other specialties who wants to gain exposure to emergency medicine. Students will gain familiarity with the unique approach to the emergency patient, the evaluation of the acutely ill and injured, and the concepts of resuscitation, which will be beneficial in any clinical setting.
This rotation is specially designed for the senior medical student who has decided on emergency medicine as a career and will be applying to emergency medicine residencies. Students will gain familiarity with the unique approach to the emergency patient, the evaluation of the acutely ill and injured, and the concepts of resuscitation, which will be beneficial in any clinical setting.
Through skills workshops and simulation, career-bound Emergency Medicine students will gain confidence in the approach to, and management of critical illness. Students will acquire successful approaches to cross-cover situations, patient decision making capacity, application of technology and mental preparation in advance of internship.
The purpose of this program is to guide and support medical students from under-represented groups who have an interest in pursuing emergency medicine as a career. This externship is a sub-internship with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Students will serve as the primary caregivers in the Denver Emergency Center for Children at Denver Health, a pediatric emergency department treating 30,000 children annually. Students will be fully integrated into the team, treating children with acute and urgent illnesses.
Introduction to Medical Toxicology at Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. Participation in Clinical service, inpatient consultative care at DHMC/UH. Conferences and didactic instruction provided weekly. Short presentations required. Exposed to fundamentals of environmental toxicology, public health concerns, and occupational toxicology.
A continuation of the Emergency Care Clerkship, currently a two-week required component of Phase III study. This course is for students who seek more in-depth knowledge and additional clinical skills, relating to Emergency Care in the rural setting.
Students will learn core wilderness medicine principles in small group and lecture-based formats then apply their knowledge to scenarios in wilderness settings. The course will spend the first week near Estes Park and the second week near Moab, UT.
Designed for students interested in Emergency Medicine research. Tailored research experiences in the Denver area can be established in a variety of settings. Speak with the course director to design this elective.