Students create emergency department volunteer system during pandemic

Sept. 28, 2021 — Third-year medical student Luderve Rosier was eager to work inside the bustling emergency department at UF Health Shands Hospital after shadowing physicians there over the summer. 

“When I thought about physicians as I first started medical school, the busy environment in the emergency department is what came to mind,” she said.  

Though usually clinical rotations in the emergency department are reserved for fourth-year students, Rosier and others have a chance to help during this busy time. Rising COVID-19 hospitalization rates across the nation in recent months, including at UF Health, have kept emergency care staff endlessly occupied as they work to care for patients.