Medical Students

Senior Academic courses offered from the department are listed below. Courses available only to UTHSCSA medical students unless noted.

Kevin King, MD Senior Academic Year Faculty Coordinator: Kevin King, M.D.
Phone: 210-567-4291


Vanessa SotoContact: Vanessa Soto
Phone: 210-567-4291


  • EMED 4002 Academic Emergency Medicine-Longitudinal Elective

    Course is reserved for senior medical students only.

    Description-This is a longitudinal elective which provides fourth-year medical students entering the specialty of emergency medicine with training and experience in medical education with a special focus on the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching in the emergency department.

  • EMED 4005 Emergency Medicine-(Available to Visiting Students)

    Course is reserved for senior medical students only and visiting senior students

    Description- Senior students must participate in the diagnosis and management of patients with urgent and emergent medical and surgical problems in the Emergency Department at University Hospital. The faculty will attempt to provide students with seriously ill and injured patients. The call schedule includes 12-hour shifts, which are equally divided among students on the service. Students will participate in all conferences designated by the service. Late drops, as defined by the Registrar, will not be permitted.

  • EMED 4051 Emergency Ultrasound

    Course is reserved for senior medical students only.

    Description-Senior (4th year) medical students will be instructed in the basic use of ultrasound equipment and its application in the emergency department. Topics to be covered during this elective include ultrasound equipment and knobology, basic ultrasound physics, ultrasound-guided vascular access(peripheral, central, arterial), Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (E-Fast), aortic ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, biliary ultrasound, bedside echocardiography, musculoskeletal ultrasound, deep venous thrombosis evaluation, ocular ultrasound, ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, thoracic ultrasound, renal and bladder ultrasound, ultrasound-guided procedures. This training will be accomplished with a combination of didactic lectures, extensive supervised bedside ultrasound training on emergency department patients, independent student ultrasound scanning sessions, required textbook reading, weekly video review sessions and weekly literature review. Each student will be required to complete a minimum of 100 complete ultrasound examinations covering the scope of the course material. This selective is designed to provide a base knowledge in emergency ultrasound for students interested in pursuing an emergency medicine residency.

  • EMED 4076 Emergency Medicine Rotation-SAAMC

    Course is reserved for senior medical students only.

    Description- BAMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center seeking approximately 50,000 patients per year. All patient types are seen: trauma victims complicated medical patients, children, OB/GYN and psychiatric patients. There is not compartmentalization of the Emergency Department. Students work on average of 5 eight-hour shifts per week with a mixture of days, evenings, nights and weekends. Students work one-on-one with staff physicians or senior emergency medicine residents. There are five hours of Grand Rounds per week. There is Morning Report every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each student has the opportunity to participate in a procedure lab, DPL, chest tubes, thoracotomy, transvenous pacing and cricothyroidotomy. This rotation must be arranged through Vanessa Soto, even if you are a HPSP student. No late Drops will be accepted.

  • EMED 7000 Off Campus

    Course is reserved for senior medical students only.

    Description-All off campus rotations must be approved by Dr. Dan Mosely prior to the beginning of the rotation (at least two weeks before the course begins). Credit will not be given for any rotation that has not been approved in advance. Required paperwork includes: "Course Approval" form, a written letter or email of acceptance from the physical preceptor with the start and ending dates of the course/rotation, and a course description of your learning objectives and responsibilities during the rotation. Forms must include a complete address and telephone number for the off campus location or residence address for the student while at the off campus site. Forms will not be approved after the rotation has already begun.


Updated: 2/22/2017
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