Subject: Emergency Medicine
Course Number: 140.11
Course Title: Emergency Medical Services in Disaster Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine
Course Description: Students on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine Elective will be able to learn about pre-hospital care in San Francisco's busy urban EMS system. First-hand experiences with paramedics and dispatchers will teach students about critical patient management in the pre-hospital setting. Didactics will be focused on EMS structure, communication and disaster management topics. The student will be expected to design and complete a mentored EMS project during the rotation.
Prerequisites: Completion of Medicine 110 and Surgery 110 or equivalent is required. Prior Emergency Medicine clerkship is highly recommended.
Restrictions: Third or fourth year medical student. Instructor approval one month prior to start of course required.
Activities: Block Elective
Quarter(s) Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
Repeat course for credit? No