Welcome to the Medical Student EM Intensive at
Loma Linda University School of Medicine!
This rotation is meant for all fourth year medical students interested in or planning to go into emergency medicine. During the rotation, you will rotate through the very busy level 1 adult and pediatric trauma centers of Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) and Children’s Hospital (LLUCH). These facilities serve as the Inland Empire’s main tertiary care centers, covering a geographic area roughly equal to 25% of the state of California. 40% of evaluated patients are pediatric and we have one of the largest pediatric intensive care units in the western United States, active transplant center, stroke center, and cutting edge cancer center.
In addition to clinical experience and bedside teaching, students will get several hours of learning via unique simulation opportunities with attendings and residents in our state-of-the art simulation facility, dedicated learning shifts with residents, procedural workshops, and didactic lectures.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an away rotation?
- Yes. For the rotating students, this counts as an away rotation. This is also considered a clerkship for the Loma Linda Students interested in pursuing EM.
Our intensive elective runs for 4 weeks during the months of July through October. Please check VSAS/VSLO for specific dates.
Other rotating students
- During each block, you will be rotating with no more than 10 students on both dedicated adult and pediatric shifts.
- You will rotate with no more than two students on the same shift.
- The shifts are a combination of morning, afternoon, evening, and overnight in order to give you an accurate sample of ED life at Loma Linda.
- Medical student shifts are 8 hours. Residents have 10 hour shifts.
- You will complete a digital evaluation for each shift. An example of this evaluation is provided here. This evaluation can be completed on your smartphone, tablet, or one of the computers available in the Emergency Room.
- Grades will be determined by a mix of evaluations and final exam. The final exam is the NBME Emergency Medicine Standardized Exam.
Do you write SLOEs?
- Yes, we write Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs) for all rotating students.
- Loma Linda University Medical Center is a faith-based institution rooted in the Seventh-day Adventist religion. However we welcome individuals of all faiths and backgrounds, united by our commitment to whole person care.
- As a faith-based institution, drinks containing caffeine and food items with meat are not served at the hospital. However, you are allowed to bring and consume these items on campus. We are not the meat and coffee police. Above all we promote wellness and resiliency and if meat and coffee does the trick, who are we to say you can’t eat or drink that.