Dear Medical student,
We are happy to hear of your interest in rotating in the Emergency Department at Sparrow Hospital.
The Emergency Department at Sparrow Hospital is a community-based academic facility with a patient volume of more than 100,000 visits annually serving the half-million residents of the greater Lansing area. The Emergency Department is a Level 1 trauma center in addition to a center for Stroke Care excellence. A dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department where time may also be spent on this rotation has a patient volume of approximately 25,000 visits a year staffed by fellowship-trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians.
A dedicated medical student curriculum addressing key topics in Emergency Medicine is combined with a strong clinical experience. Medical students typically work in the high-acuity area of the Emergency Department (typically 15-16, 8.5 hour shifts on days, afternoons, and nights) with an emphasis placed on seeing the wide variety of patients that might present to a large community-based ED. Students work clinically side by side with the 28 Emergency Department residents as well as directly with the attending staff. Students will have 4-5 additional educational days that include small group sessions, simulation lab cases, procedure labs, and case presentations that are led by EM faculty and residents. These educational days are a blend of activities both with the EM residents as well as student only Faculty-led sessions in an effort to maximize your education.
All interested visiting medical students (non-Michigan State University-affiliated) that would like to be considered for a rotation in the Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department should apply through the VSAS link at: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/. If you have questions regarding this rotation, please contact the Michigan State University Curriculum Assistant, Michelle Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you.
Jennifer Jaquint MD
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department