Rotation Dates & Other Information
The schedule will allow flexibility for additional responsibilities, such as board exam preparation, interviews, etc. Students may schedule the shifts at any time which is convenient for them during the rotation block, allowing for significant time for other activities during the rotation. Rotations may be scheduled for blocks anywhere between 2-4 weeks (longer electives or additional elective time may be scheduled, depending on availability and the student's level of interest and involvement to date). Below is the 2018-2019 four week block calendar as a guide.
Business casual is appropriate attire during the rotation. Student identification must be clearly displayed at all times in the emergency department. Jeans, sweats, T-shirts, shorts, and sandals should not be worn while working in the ED.
The Office of Student Affairs in the Dean's Office will be accepting applications via VSAS only. All portions of the application must be complete for your application to be processed: transcript, board scores (Step 1) & malpractice insurance. We start accepting applications via VSAS in April. Please note that Utah students are given priority for this rotation. Students are accepted based on their application. Space is limited.
The Office of Student Affairs will be accepting applications via VSAS only. All portions of the application must be complete for your application to be processed (including malpractice insurance). Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional questions about the application process.
Notification of Acceptance
Once your complete application has been received by Student Affairs, it is sent to the division of emergency medicine via VSAS for approval. The division requires a letter of interest. Once you have been approved for the rotation, Student Affairs will send you an official letter of acceptance. Emergency Medicine will contact you regarding the specifics of your rotation (where to go on the first day, your schedule, etc.)
Housing needs to be arranged by the student.
On-campus parking is to be arranged by the student. Parking Passes can be purchased at the Parking Services Office. There is also an excellent public transportation system (UTA) featuring both bus and light rail with stops in front of the emergency department.