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 [email protected]  We look forward to meeting you and please email us ([email protected]) if you have any other questions!

2024-2025 4 Week Emergency Medicine Rotation Dates:

Block 1: 07/01/24 – 07/26/24

Block 2: 07/29/24 – 08/23/24

Block 3: 08/26/24 – 09/20/24

Block 4: 09/23/24 – 10/18/24

Block 5: 10/21/24 – 11/15/24

Block 6: 11/18/24 – 12/13/24

Block 7: 01/06/25 – 01/31/25

Block 8: 02/03/25 – 02/28/25 

Block 9: 03/03/25 – 03/28/25

Block 10: 03/31/25 – 04/25/25

Block 11: 04/28/25 – 05/23/25


SJUMC Emergency Medicine Rotation Application

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.


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.


In order to appy for our DEI application please click the link below :


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.


All applications will be due on May 1st, 2023. 


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.


Please email questions to our Student Chiefs ([email protected]) and EDI committee ([email protected])