IU School of Medicine



The student will work directly with a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician in the Emergency Department setting. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary for the rapid assessment and treatment of multiple patients having a variety of medical and surgical illnesses, both minor and life-threatening.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: John Ringquist, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Professional Emergency Physicians (IUSM - Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Gather information pertinent to the emergent patient from all sources available (PC1)
  • 2) Discuss the roles played by the various disciplines involved in the care of the emergent patient and how to best use those individuals to provide excellent patient care (SBP1)
  • 3) Discuss the information resources available to aid in the care of the emergent patient (PBLI1)
  • 4) Manage the patientís airway be able to explain the various methods by which this can be accomplished (PC5)
  • 5) Achieve vascular access and discuss the various methods by which this can be accomplished (PC5)
  • 6) Perform the procedures commonly encountered in the care of the emergent patient (PC5)
  • Medical Knowledge Objectives 7) Assess and triage emergency patients (PC2)
  • 8) Recognize and stabilize emergency medical conditions (PC1)
  • 9) Discuss initial stabilization efforts for cardiac arrest, and for critically unstable patients with cardiac, traumatic, respiratory, septic, neurologic or other medical and surgical conditions (PC2)
  • 10) Discuss the unique environment of the Emergency Department, including both advantages and advanced capabilities for acute conditions as well as limitations and hindrances for management of chronic conditions (PC1)
  • 11) Perform as a member of the Trauma Team and will participate in trauma cases (SBP1)
  • 12) Effectively utilize diagnostic tests in the evaluation of the emergent patient (PC3)
  • 13) State the laws and liability issues pertinent to emergency medicine (SBP3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-60

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Didactic

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.† For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.† All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).† †

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None