Elective Title: 93ZE740 — ELECTIVE IN EMS
This course is designed to provide the student with an immersive experience in prehospital medicine, including perspectives from the paramedics, administration, and physician medical directors. Students will participate in ride-alongs with ambulance crews, Indianapolis Fire Department Supervisors, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service Supervisors, Directors, and Medical Directors. Also, students may have the opportunity to fly with Lifeline Aeromedical Transport. Students are expected to complete a moderate amount of course reading covering the fundamentals of prehospital systems and medical direction, as well as present a brief review of a specific disease topic. Goal: The student will gain an understanding of modern Emergency Systems including history, design, and evolution.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Jim Graber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: Daniel O'Donnell, M.D.
Location: Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (Indianapolis)
- 1) Experience the day-to-day operations of rural, fire-based, and urban EMS systems through direct observation (PC1)
- 2) Explore current research in the field of EMS and will critically appraise a topic in the current EMS literature (PBLI1)
- 3) Explain the roles that EMS Medical Directors play in the overall operation of their respective ambulance systems (SBP1)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (observation; oral presentation)
Prerequisites: 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
Time Distribution: 85% Clinical, 10% Research, 5% Presentations
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Third Year Elective? No
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: Yes, they work daily with Paramedics and EMTs working with Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services.
Service Learning Included: None