University Hospitals Case Medical Center
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4th Year Externship (Medical Students)

Holly Vertock

Dildred Houston

Medical Student Coordinator,
Emergency Medicine

We encourage and welcome medical students in their last year of medical school to join us here at CWRU/UH Emergency Medicine Department for a 4-week rotation in Critical Care Transport or Emergency Medicine. Please contact Holly Vertock with any question and to discuss how we may customize an experience just for you!

To contact Dildred, email her at: You can also reach her by phone at: 216-844-5918.

Emergency Medicine Elective Rotation:

We are pleased to offer the 4th year medical student or visiting resident a variety of experiences through exposure to acute emergencies, formal didactics, bedside teaching and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) "ride-alongs". Under the direct supervision and guidance of Emergency Medicine faculty/ residents, students will learn the basic skills in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation. Our faculty and residents are enthusiastic about teaching which makes the rotation a highly enjoyable educational experience.

Toxicology Elective Rotation:

We are excited to offer 4th year medical students the opportunity to rotate with our nationally-renown attendings in our toxicology department. Opportunities for 4th year medical students include, but are not limited to participating in outpatient toxicology clinic, inpatient consults, research, and shadowing in the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center, located in University Hospitals Cleveland. Please contact Amy Lovano to explore your opportunities with us - we will gladly customize a rotation to fit your interests!

EMS & Critical Care Transport Elective Rotation:

The Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center offers an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rotation for fourth-year medical students. Providing medical direction for four local EMS agencies, University Hospitals Critical Care Transport, and University Hospitals MedEvac, the Department of Emergency Medicine will be able to provide the student with a wide range of pre-hospital opportunities. The rotation can be tailored to each student's interests. Two-week and four-week rotations are available. Exposure to hospital emergency management and disaster medicine activities may also be available. Please contact Jeffrey Luk, MD, MS at for more information.

Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-844-3610 Fax: 216-844-7783