- Written by kcho1
Paul Beyer, DO FACOEP
Director, Medical Student Education
Dear EM rotation Applicant:
We are thrilled you are interested in rotating in our department. We have a busy, high acuity emergency department, with about 95,000 annual volume. We are a Trauma center, a STEMI center, and a Stroke center. The Department also runs a 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department. The Hospital and the Emergency Department serve an extraordinarily diverse multi-ethnic community, and as one of the oldest hospitals in the US, has been doing so for 150 years.
The 4 year EM Residency Program is a basic pillar of the Hospital, and has been educating EM residents for over 25 years. SBH hosts a 4th year elective, with over 140 students a year participating. It is a hands-on Residency and student rotation. The Department continues to grow and expand academically with Sections for Ultrasound, Toxicology, Critical Care, Research, and Simulation Medicine.
The elective is well regarded, and as such, we have more applicants for the positions than we can place. We are going to ask for some information from interested students. Please send to Ms. Amber Cooper:
- A letter of interest stating why you want to do an EM rotations at SBH (one page)
- Step 1 or Comlex Scores
- School transcript
- Once approved, you will need to forward you immunization record, a letter of good standing from the medical school, malpractice insurance coverage, flu vaccine for the season, BLS and HIPPA certificate.
As many students who are choosing to rotate here do so in order to gain a better appreciation of whether they would like to do a residency in EM at SBH, we feel it is important to explain that the hospital will not support visas for EM residents. Of note, we also do not provide parking nor housing for students.