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Emergency Medicine - Medical and PA Student Rotations


Fourth year medical student electives in emergency medicine are available year round. An elective in emergency medicine may be arranged by contacting the Department of Medical Education at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center at (631) 376-4163 or The total number of students doing an elective at a given time is intentionally limited to avoid diluting the educational experience of all rotators.

Good Samaritan is a major affiliate and teaching campus for the New York Institute of Technology - College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. We offer third and fourth year medical student rotations in multiple specialties including: OB/GYN, Surgery, Family Medicine and Pediatrics.

The emergency medicine rotation is structured so students become an integral part of the rotation and of the ED team. Our emergency medicine faculty and residents are energetic and highly motivated to promote EM and ensure an educational and rewarding rotation.

Students are responsible for the complete care and management of their assigned patients from initial work-up through disposition. Students have plenty of opportunity to practice basic procedures and many have successfully performed more invasive or emergent procedures. Students always work under the supervision of the ED attending and a senior resident when assigned to the same team.


During a typical four week rotation, medical students will have fourteen  12-hour shifts (7:00 am - 7:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 7:00 am or 11:00 am - 11:00 pm).

Efforts are made to honor all special scheduling requests, within the guidelines of the schedule.

Dress Code

Good Samaritan has a dress code requiring scrubs and a lab coat to be worn at all times when performing clinical duties. A copy of the full dress code policy is available from the Department of Medical Education.

Academic Opportunities

Core Reading Material: Topics reflect the fundamentals of emergency medicine. During the final week of the rotation, students sit for an exit exam and evaluation.

Wednesday Educational Conference: All rotators are required to attend and participate.

Walking/Sign-out Rounds: At 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, formal bedside rounds are made as the ED teams change shift. This gives the ED attending and residents the opportunity to “hand off” their patients to the next team. Students are expected to actively participate when learning points related to the patient caseload are discussed.

Morning Conference: On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, when on shift, rotators attend case presentation conference and have an opportunity to present one case during their rotation.

Specialty Workshops: Every Tuesday we present a hands-on session directed toward teaching students the fundamental skills of one of the following areas: suturing, splinting and EKG and radiography/ultrasound.


Students are graded based on shift evaluations, feedback on morning report presentations, EKG, and radiology quizzes and an exit exam. In addition to our evaluation of the student's performance on their rotation, students likewise have the opportunity to evaluate their rotation experience. Students who would like to request a standardized letter of evaluation (SLOE) should do so prior to the end of their rotation.


Contact Us

Alison Kucera, Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Department of Medical Education
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
(631) 376-4163 - phone
(631) 376-3420 - fax