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Information for Medical Students

 

Medical Student Elective- Medical students are welcome to rotate at KRMC to gain a broad exposure to our residency program.  This rotation, however, is not required to gain acceptance to our residency, but it is highly encouraged.

Thank you for your interest in a rotation in Emergency Medicine at Kingman Regional Medical Center. The rotation is designed to expose you to all aspects of emergency medical care. We envision your visit to be a positive experience.

KRMC accepts up to 6 medical students per month rotating through various specialties (4 in the ED), depending on availability and housing.  Each year approximately 60 medical students rotate through our hospital and come from many different schools.  Students must be in good standing from an accredited US Osteopathic Medical school.

A request for an Emergency Medicine rotation should be made at least 6 months in advance.  Students will not be slotted for a specific date until confirmation of the rotation is received in the GME office from your school.  Priority will be given to fourth year medical students to allow for exposure to the program before interviews.

 Objectives:

Kingman Regional Center has a high volume (approximately 38,000 patients per year) Emergency Room and is located in northwest Arizona, in the city of Kingman.  The high acuity of this rural community hospital will provide exposure to the multifaceted specialty of Emergency Medicine.  The fourth year medical students will have an opportunity to orchestrate the care of patients with obstetrical, surgical, pediatric, and complex medical problems.  The students will work under the direct supervision of the attending staff.  Senior residents will also be available to supervise the student's performance of clinical procedures.

As a medical student, you will be expected to see and evaluate patients in the Emergency Department during the prearranged schedule. After evaluation of the patient, you will be expected to present the history, physical exam, assessment and plan to the attending physician or the senior resident.  Afterwards the attending staff or the senior resident will see and evaluate the patient with you.

During this rotation, you will have opportunities to perform various medical and surgical procedures.  We encourage participation and will evaluate the level of skill demonstrated during performance of procedures such as wound care and suturing, orthopedic splinting, lumbar punctures, and incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses.

 

Dress Code:

The student will be expected to dress in professional attire. We require the use of a white clinical coat. Scrubs are allowed, but they are not provided by the hospital.

Lectures:

Medical students present lectures each month. One per student is required.  These include topics related to the Emergency Department or an interesting case.  In addition, Thursday Resident Conferences are held from 7:00 - 1:00 p.m. The lecture hours include Morbidity and Mortality cases and resident lectures.  Attendance at all lectures is mandatory.

Medical Student Coordinator:

The Medical Student Coordinator/ GME Coordinator will be working closely with the students during orientation and the rotation.

Evaluation:

Students receive a composite evaluation at the end of the rotation. No formal examination is required by the program following the rotation, but the student’s individual medical school may require an exam.

Textbooks:

The textbook used by the residents is Rosen’s Emergency Medicine.  The medical library and a computer with internet access will also be available to the students.

Activities:

While in Kingman we hope you will have an opportunity to socialize with our staff and residents.  Social events include Journal Club and departmental functions. We also encourage you to explore the desert wonders of Arizona. Those interested in outdoor activities should make use of the golf courses, tennis courts, camping and hiking trails in the Hualapai Mountains. 

Housing:

The program does provide housing for medical students at a nominal fee, depending upon your medical school.

For more information please contact the GME Coordinator, Doreen Williams, at 928-757-0649.

If you wish to do a rotation at KRMC, you must call for availability during that month and availability of the housing (if needed).   The clinical education department at your school will then need to send all the required paperwork to the GME Coordinator.  If you attend one of the following schools, then there is already an established affiliation agreement:
MWU
KCUMB
ATSU-KCOM
DMUCOM
UNECOM
Western COM
Touro
LECOM
NOVA
If you are from an osteopathic school other than the ones listed above, please plan at least 6 months in advance so an affiliation agreement can be established.  You are also encouraged to apply as this hospital provides a great rotation for medical students.

 

 

 
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