At the University of Alberta medical students gain exposure to the emergency department in a number of ways. In their first and second years, student shadowing or observerships allow clinical exposure to emergency medicine. In their third and fourth years, medical students are able to rotate through the emergency departments during their core four-week rotation and as elective rotations.
Our Undergraduate program has earned numerous teaching awards due to the enthusiastic faculty that deliver daily one on one teaching during a student’s rotation. Rotations in the emergency department are often the first exposure to acutely ill, undifferentiated patients that students will have during their training. Knowledge of emergency medicine is valuable in every area of medicine and is likely to be one of the more memorable and exciting rotations during medical school.
Our goal as an Undergraduate program is to provide excellent clinical exposure within the numerous emergency departments in the city. Our strong foundation of enthusiastic and dedicated emergency medicine physicians are the backbone of this program. I wish you all the best during your time spent with us in the Emergency Department!
Dr. Boyd Edgecumbe MD CCFP-(EM)
Director Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Program