Years 1 & 2
The College of Osteopathic Medicine ’s curriculum is integrated and systems based, therefore the basic and clinical sciences underpinning the practice of emergency medicine are rolled into the integrated curriculum.
Procedures which are essential to the practice of emergency medicine (e.g., airway maneuvers, venous access, suturing) are taught at the Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC), and clinical experiences in emergency medicine are afforded through patient simulation in the ICC, mainly through the use of sophisticated robotics.
Emergency Medicine is a required 4 week student rotation in the 4th year of the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s curriculum. Students may rotate at an emergency department that meets at least one of the following criteria:
- The emergency department is part of a participating NYCOMEC (New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium) institution
- The emergency department hosts an AOA (American Osteopathic Association) approved emergency medicine residency program
- The emergency department hosts an ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) approved emergency medicine program
The fourth year rotation in emergency medicine is designed to give the College of Osteopathic Medicine student a wide breadth of clinical experiences, with a good mix of both “hands-on” and didactics.