1. What is the length of your rotation?

We offer a 4-week long advanced clinical rotation that runs concurrently with the required 4-week long clerkship for SUNY Downstate students.


  1. What are your visiting rotation dates?

In 2019, we will be offering the course on the following dates:



  1. Can you tell me about the shifts and schedules?

During your block, you will work 15 eight hour shifts. The shifts will cover days, nights and weekends. You will work in Fast Track, the Main Adult ED, and the Pediatric ED. The schedules follow a general template with any necessary changes arranged through our coordinator.


  1. What hospitals will I rotate through?

You will have two sites for your rotation, University Hospital of Brooklyn and Kings County Hospital. UHB is the primary teaching hospital of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. Just across the street is Kings County Hospital, a Level I Adult trauma center and safety net hospital for the area.


  1. How are grades determined?

Your grades will be comprised of clinical evaluations. Here is a linkĀ to our evaluation form.


  1. Do you write SLOEs?

Yes, we write Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs) for all visiting students. We will schedule you to work specific shifts with directors so we can get to know you personally and clinically.

The SLOE provides an overall perspective on what a candidate offers to a training program, including non-cognitive characteristics such as maturity, professionalism, leadership, compassion, initiative and enthusiasm.


  1. How do you apply to your rotation?

We take visiting students from allopathic and osteopathic U.S. medical schools. Go to VSAS to apply.


Linda Fan, MD, MEd Clerkship Director