Research and Clinical Opportunities

WellSpan York Hospital - Emergency Medicine Summer Clinical Externship Program


Eligible Students:
Medical students who have recently completed the MS-I year (i.e., summer between first and second year).  The selection process is highly-competitive - EARLY applications are recommended!  Nearly 50 students applied for these positions last year.

Student Benefits:

  • Early exposure to emergency medicine in a busy community academic center
  • Opportunity to practice observed history and physical examination skills on patients in the ED with feedback from Emergency Medicine Attendings
  • Opportunity to shadow Emergency Medicine Attendings and Residents
  • Participation in resident workshops/skill stations and lectures
  • Learn and practice various procedures in our simulation center (i.e. intubation, central lines, chest tubes, suturing, splinting, ultrasound and running resuscitations)
  • Participation in important emergency medicine lectures dedicated to medical students
  • Specific training in ECG interpretation and other clinical skills
  • Opportunity to do ride-alongs with our paramedics
  • Development of professional skills – medical writing and oral presentation skills
  • $500 stipend, free room/meals, free parking
  • Development of externship portfolio of deliverables/projects: Oral case presentation and ECG write-up