Educating internists in emergency medicine

A. B. Sanders, M. E. Kobernick

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The education of internists in emergency medicine needs to be thoughtfully planned by those involved in their education. Objectives for their emergency medicine rotation include the recognition and initial treatment of true medical and surgical emergencies, clinical experience with and knowledge of common acute primary care problems, the ability to handle several patients with problems having different degrees of urgency, effective use of consultants in the follow-up and management of difficult patients and a knowledge of and clinical experience with the prehospital care system. A curriculum should be designed to give the resident a core of didactic material in addition to supervised clinical experience. The rotation should be evaluated by both residents and faculty from internal medicine and emergency medicine to determine if it is accomplishing the objectives set forth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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