Student Clerkship

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 complete sixteen shifts (8-hour shifts during the week, 12-hour shifts on the weekends) where they will be exposed 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 area of the ED.  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 our weekly didactics, daily morning reports and monthly journal club.  Additionally, they will prepare a brief case report presentation and attend a procedure lab at SJRMC specifically for the Emergency Medicine students at least once during their rotation.  We accept students in 4-week blocks of time that are detailed below; unfortunately we are not able to accommodate students that cannot complete the full duration of the rotation during the specified dates. If you are interested in rotating at our facility please apply through VSAS by clicking here. VSLO (formerly VSAS) will be available on or around April 16 2018. In addition, please complete our supplemental application below and return it to  We look forward to meeting you and please email us ( if you have any other questions!


2018-2019 4-week Emergency Medicine Rotation Dates:

  1. 6/4/18-7/1/18
  2. 7/2/18-7/29/18
  3. 7/30/18-8/26/18
  4. 8/27/18-9/23/18
  5. 9/24/18-10/21/18
  6. 10/22/18-11/18/18
  7. 11/19/18-12/16/18
  8. 01/07/19-02/03/19
  9. 02/04/19-03/03/19
  10. 03/04/19-04/07/19
  11. 4/8/19-5/5/19

Anthony Catapano, DO
Director, Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Paterson, NJ





Student Coordinators 

Gregory Cassidy, MD, Student Clerkship Coordinator, PGY-2


Christine Ju, MD, Student Clerkship Coordinator, PGY-3

Hima Khamar, MD, Student Clerkship Coordinator, PGY-3