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Clerkship Director(s): Adeline Dozois, MD
Coordinator(s): Medical Student Coordinator: Claudette Batton
Address: Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-355-5300
FAX: 704-355-7047
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Institution - “Wake Forest Univ SOM”, Campus - “Wake Forest - Charlotte”, Specialty - “Emergency Medicine”

Rotation length: 4 weeks
Starting dates: See Wake Forest University School of Medicine 4th Year Calendar
Months available: March 2024 through February 2025 (Visiting students accepted for rotations starting in June.)
Rotation shift schedule: Fifteen 8 hour shifts including shifts in Pediatric ED
Average patient volume: 115,000+
Patient variety: Excellent acuity and diversity of patients
Housing available/cost: A variety of housing options are available at a reasonable cost.
Student conferences: Yes; Tuesdays 8a to 10a during peak months (typically June-October), in addition to the general residency conference on Thursdays 8a-12p.
Reading material: Provided
Exams required: None during clerkship (as below, passage of USMLE Step 1 required).
Prerequisites: Completion of core clinical clerkships and successful passage of USMLE Step 1 or COMPLEX Level 1.
Malpractice provided: No. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance from your home school is required. Malpractice coverage from your home institution is required to rotate (minimum of $1 million per instance, and $3 million in total).
Unique opportunities: Several senior residents participate in our medical teaching elective during which they work one-on-one with students in the ED (with no other clinical responsibilities during these dedicated shifts). Students will have the opportunity to learn about social services available in Mecklenburg County and participate in a service learning day with a local organizations.
Other elective opportunities:
Both Wake Forest and Visiting Students are able to apply for our Emergency Medicine Healthcare Disparities Externship. In addition to a project focused on healthcare disparities, students work clinical shifts in the department and can request a SLOE following the rotation. Contact the Course Director,, for more details.
"For All" Scholarship:
We believe that all students should have the opportunity to participate in the Emergency Medicine Acting Internship at Carolinas Medical Center. To help support students who may have special circumstances that would traditionally limit participation in away rotations, we offer a limited number of scholarships, up to $1000, for completing our Acting Internship (AI) in EM (4AIM361 on VLSO). The amount awarded will be based on the distance of the student's home institution from CMC. These funds require a separate application and are meant to offset the cost of travel and housing for the AI. Learn more about the AI scholarship from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.