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Clerkship Director(s):

Adeline Dozois, MD


Claudette Batton


Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203






Rotation length:

4 weeks

Starting dates:

See Wake Forest School of Medicine 4th Year Calendar

Months available:

March 2023 through January 2024 (Visiting students accepted for rotations starting in June.)

Rotation shift schedule:

Fifteen 8 hour shifts include shifts including shift in Peds Ed

Average patient volume:


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, in addition to the general residency conference on Thursdays 8a-12p.

Reading material:


Exams required:

None during clerkship (As below, passage of USMLE Step 1 required).


Completion of core clinical clerkships and successful passage of USMLE Step 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 organization.

Other elective opportunities: Both Wake Forest and Visiting Students are able to apply for our Emergency Medicine Healthcare Disparities Externship. Students work clinical shifts in the department and can request a SLOE following the rotation. Visiting students who are underrepresented in medicine are eligible for a stipend. Contact the Course Director, for more details.
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for visiting students in the Acting Internship who are underrepresented in medicine. Contact for more details.