Medical Student Education

Our faculty members are engaged with medical student learning from the first year of medical school at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Multiple members of our department are involved with the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course throughout the preclinical years. Additionally, we sponsor the Emergency Medicine Interest Group for students leading procedure and skills labs, career advisory sessions and EM-specific didactics for students.

In the MCY year, Columbia students are able to enroll in the emergency medicine selective, a one-week experience in the ED for early exposure to the specialty.

Our sub-internship is a one-month rotation for fourth-year students with two weeks on the Columbia campus and two weeks on the Weill Cornell campus. This rotation is open to Columbia and visiting students.

We currently sponsor electives in emergency ultrasound and wilderness medicine for fourth-year students.