Student Clerkship

Student Clerkship

For MS/OMS-IV only 

Our Emergency Department (ED) is one of the busiest in the country and provides an excellent opportunity for medical students interested in Emergency Medicine.  Throughout the 4-week rotation, students will on average complete eleven shifts (8-hour shifts during the week, 12-hour shifts on the weekends) that will expose them to a wide range of pathology and procedures.  Medical students are assigned to their own clinical area where they work 1-on-1 with the attending and resident responsible for that pod of the ED. The ED shifts typically include a shift at our Wayne hospital site, our community setting.  For students, this allows for greater responsibility in taking ownership of their own patients as well as eliminating any potential competition for performing any procedures on their assigned side.  Students will attend and participate in daily morning reports, weekly didactic, and monthly journal club.  Additionally, they will prepare one case report presentation and attend, at least once during their rotation, a procedure lab at SJUMC specifically for Emergency Medicine students.  We accept students in 4-week blocks of time that are detailed below.

Interested students can apply directly by filling out the application and returning it to sjrmcer@gmail.com  We look forward to meeting you and please email us (sjrmcer@gmail.com) if you have any other questions!

COVID-19 update: Feel free to directly email questions to our Clerkship Director:

Dr. Catapano at catapana@sjhmc.org

2022-2023 4 Week Emergency Medicine Rotation Dates:

  • Block 0: 06/06/22 – 07/03/22
  • Block 1: 07/05/22 – 07/31/22
  • Block 2: 08/01/22 – 08/28/22
  • Block 3: 08/29/22 – 09/25/22
  • Block 4: 09/26/22 – 10/23/22
  • Block 5: 10/24/22 – 11/20/22
  • Block 6: 11/21/22 – 12/18/22
  • Block 7: 01/02/23 – 01/29/23
  • Block 8: 01/30/23 – 02/26/23  
  • Block 9: 02/27/23 – 03/26/23
  • Block 10: 03/27/23 – 04/23/23
  • Block 11: 04/24/23 – 05/21/23

Diversity Sub-Internship Scholarship

We, at the Emergency Medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, recognize our position in serving an immensely diverse, and equally underserved community in Paterson, NJ. 

We aim to strive for health equity by recruiting diverse and culturally competent physicians as residents and core faculty, continually educating our physicians on issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other social determinants of health, and reaching out to our surrounding community. 

We believe that our diversity in patients warrants diversity in our physicians. We also recognize the systems that are in place that place minoritized medical students at a disadvantage with completing sub-internships away from home. 

It is for this reason that we are happy to offer two $500 scholarships for rotating MS-4s from underrepresented backgrounds in order to assist with the economic burden of doing an away sub-internship at our hospital. 

Thank you for considering us. We look forward to teaching you and learning from you during your time with us.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Medical students in their 4th year of training from a traditionally underrepresented race/ethnicity (Black, Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian), gender identification, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in good standing at an accredited medical school.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Please submit the following documentation to our Student Chiefs (sjrmcer@gmail.com) and CC the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (stjoesedi@gmail.com) to be considered for the scholarship:

  • An EM rotation application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Write an essay addressing the following topic (no more than 500 words):
    • Describe challenges that you have faced as an underrepresented minority and how you plan to use those experiences when caring for underserved populations

HOW ARE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of attendings and residents to select the most qualified candidates. 

All candidates will be notified of their decision 8-12 weeks prior to the start of their rotation.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?

All applications will be due on May 1st, 2022. 

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP?

Two medical students during the months of August-November will receive a $500 stipend for expenses associated with completing their rotation. 

The stipend will be given as a check as reimbursement for living expenses at the close of the rotation.

QUESTIONS?

Please email questions to our Student Chiefs (sjrmcer@gmail.com) and EDI committee (stjoesedi@gmail.com)

Application: 

St Joes Em Clerkship Application