February 5, 2016

Fourth year Electives

Fourth Year Electives in Emergency Medicine

Fourth year medical students interested in our residency program are encouraged to apply for this rotation. The rotating student will work with the attending faculty as well as the current emergency medicine residents. Applicants must be in good academic standing at their parent school, must have their school’s approval to participate in the desired elective, and must have liability insurance coverage. Visiting student applicants should follow this link for further instructions.

All visiting US medical school students and US Osteopathic medical students apply through VSAS.  Generally, the medical school begins processing of visiting student applications in late May.  For the OFFICIAL application information, required paperwork and deadline information please refer to the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine website. Here is the school’s website:  http://sls.downstate.edu/registrar/visiting/index.html


Additional requirements for students applying for an EM elective:

  • CV
  • the USMLE Step 1 scores, either uploaded or within CV.

Please note, we do not offer the research elective for visiting students.


For students interested in applying for EM residency we generally recommend the 4-week EM elective (EMED 4030).  If you want to request a Departmental EM consensus letter of recommendation (SLOR), you MUST complete the 4-week rotation, EMED 4030.


Special note for International medical school students.  At this time we are NOT able to accommodate any international medical school students due to limited resources.

Below please find links to the course descriptions and the application procedure for this rotation.

Course: Emergency Medicine

Dept & CNO Title (click for course details) Sites
EMED 4028 Emergency Medicine Brooklyn VA Hospital
EMED 4029 Clinical Toxicology Kings County Hospital
EMED 4030 Emergency Medicine Kings County Hospital, UHB
EMED 4031 Advanced Emergency Medicine – Preceptorship SUNY DMC, Kings County Hospital
EMED 4034 Advanced Emergency Medicine: Resuscitation / Critical Care Kings County Hospital C1 Area
EMED 4035 Medical Toxicology Kings County Hospital, SUNY DMC
EMED 4037 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Kings County Hospital, UHB
EMED 4039 Emergency Medicine Research Kings County Hospital
EMED 4042 Bedside Emergency Ultrasound SUNY DMC, Kings County Hospital



emmeded@downstate.edu or 718-245-2975