Clerkship

Students in the clerkship work perform a procedure on a medical simulator.

The clerkship at the University of Florida is a mandatory four week rotation offering students clinical training no other course is able to provide. Students will gain experience in evaluating an undifferentiated patient population, treating patients as acuity dictates without limitations on seeing specific patients or patient presentations. The supplemental educational curriculum includes topics often covered only briefly in other rotations, including toxicology and environmental medicine, in addition to presenting the emergency clinician’s approach to airway management, trauma management, and acute chest and abdominal pain evaluations. For more information about the clerkship, please review the syllabus.

For the months of July and August we offer Emergency Medicine Career Track. While fulfilling UF students’ requirements for a 4 week clerkship in Emergency Medicine, this course is geared toward students considering Emergency Medicine as a career. During Career Track the Clerkship Directors and Program Director meet with you personally and discuss your career goals, review your application, and discuss your interviewing skills.

Please contact Brygitt Pfaff with any questions or concerns about the Medical Student Rotations.

Clerkship Administration

Meredith C Thompson

Meredith C Thompson M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Clerkship; Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Email: monin@ufl.edu
Michael Marchick

Michael Marchick M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor; Co-Director, Clerkship; Assistant Program Director, Residency
Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan M.D., Ph.D.

Vice-Chair Of Education; Associate Professor
Brygitt A Pfaff

Brygitt A Pfaff

UME Clerkship Program Coordinator

In the News

Emergency Medicine

Students create volunteer system during pandemic

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.

Medical students Olgert Bardhi and Daniel Valladares designed a program for UF students to volunteer at UF Health emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic.