Apply for Student Clerkship Rotation

This rotation is designed to give the clerk a wide range of experiences involving all facets of acute care while working in a high volume, high acuity Emergency Department that is Tarrant County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. After an orientation period, the student is expected to become directly involved in patient care and evaluation, with emphasis on acute medical and surgical diagnosis and initial management. Students are expected and encouraged to function independently as Acting Interns within the ED team, while being closely supervised at all times by EM senior residents and faculty. Responsibilities include evaluation of new patients, independent formulation of differentials and care plans, reassessment of patient condition, timely follow up of results, and appropriate disposition of the patient following completion of their ED care. The student will have the opportunity to manage patients in all areas of the Emergency Department while working 16 eight-hour shifts, including triage and fast track. There are ample opportunities to perform bedside procedures during the rotation. The clerkship will also provide hands-on instruction on the use of emergency ultrasound. Readings will be provided. In addition, attendance at resident didactic conference every Thursday morning is required. Upon completion of the clerkship, the student should have an increased understanding of the role of the Emergency Department in the healthcare system, as well as improved ability to care for the acutely ill patient.

This course will provide Pass/Fail grades only.  Please contact Katie Holmes, D.O., JPS Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director at kholmes02@jpshealth.org if you have any further questions

Ultratox

Rotating Students on “Ultra-Tox” will join our emergency medicine residents on their combined Emergency Ultrasound and Medical Toxicology rotation at JPS. They will be taught by board-certified and fellowship-trained faculty in both emergency ultrasound and medical toxicology. This rotation will allow the medical student(s) the opportunity to complete an intern level emergency ultrasound rotation concomitantly with medical toxicology. For emergency ultrasound, the requirements for the rotation include completing 100+ ultrasound scans, attending didactics and hands-on ultrasound training, weekly QA, and evidence-based medicine discussions. For medical toxicology, students will be required to attend toxicology lectures and rounds as well as take call for toxicology consults. Students will be required to pass a set of exams by the end of the rotation. SLOEs will be available upon request.

Please note, despite the notation above, this rotation is by month instead of 4 week blocks. Rotating student may be able to leave a couple days early if need be, but must otherwise be available for the entire month. This elective is available for the months of August to November only, and 1-2 spots will be available per month.

Please contact the Associate Ultrasound Director, Chad Holmes, DO cholmes@jpshealth.org for further details or with any questions. 

JPS Health Network, designated as a Level Trauma Center in Fort Worth, Texas, serves the needs of the families in Tarrant County, working to improve health status and access to health care. The facilities on Main Street have grown to a hospital licensed for 573 beds that is attached to a Patient Care Pavilion – a five-story acute care facility, along with an outpatient care center and a dedicated facility for psychiatric services.

Contact Person for Applicant: 
Margie Behringer
Institutional Coordinator – UME
mbehring@jpshealth.org

Office: 
Academic Affairs
1500 South Main St., Ft Worth, Texas  76010

Phone: (817) 702-1407
Fax: (817) 702-1668

http://jpshealthnet.org

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For Information Please Contact

Davina Belicek (817) 702-3623   JPSEM@jpshealth.org

Jane Gifford (817) 702-5601   JPSEM@jpshealth.org

1500 S Main Street Fort Worth, Texas 76104