Rotation Information

Fourth-year medical students interested in residency training are encouraged to apply for an elective rotation in our emergency department through (VSAS) Visiting Student Application Services.  We accept visiting residents from all United States allopathic and osteopathic schools.  

The Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine is Danielle Davis, MD. She can be contacted directly at danielledavismd@yahoo.com.

The point of contact for all rotations is:

 

  • Sherry Allen
  • sherry.allen@palmettohealth.org
  • 803-434-3790

1) EMERGENCY MEDICINE (ADULT)

A four-week elective rotation is available for senior medical students. Rotation available all months EXCEPT June & July. The rotation consists of the following

  • Sixteen 8-hour shifts
  • Didactic Lectures
  • Simulation Medicine Training
  • Surgical Skills (only September through November)
  • EMS shifts (optional) 

2) PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE

A four-week elective rotation is available for senior medical students. Rotation available all
monthsEXCEPT June & July. The rotation consists of the following

  • Fifteen 8-hour shifts exclusively in the Children's Emergency Center
  • Didactic Lectures
  • Simulation Medicine Training

 

3) WILDERNESS MEDICINE

This very popular rotation is conducted only during the month of April.  It is a four-week rotation that focuses on environmental medicine pathology and uses a combination of lectures and hands-on training sessions to teach participants on how to deal with emergencies in remote areas.  Experiences include the following:

  • Classes with live venoumous animals at our city's reknown zoological park (Riverbanks Zoo)
  • Land-navigation exercises
  • Water rescue
  • 4-day camping trip in Pisgah National Park in western North Carolina.

The rotation is open to 4th-year medical students as well as residents from other institutions. 

4) CLINICAL ULTRASOUND

A two or four-week elective rotation is available for senior medical students. Rotation available all months EXCEPT June. The rotation consists of the following

  • Internet-based curriculum with over twenty on-line modules
  • Case review with ultrasound fellows
  • Clinical Scanning in the emergency department. Each student will perform 200 studies on ED patients.
  • Simulation Medicine session using CAE ultrasound simulators

5) SIMULATION MEDICINE

This elective is designed to introduce interested students to the field of Simulation Medicine. Various aspects of simulation will be explored, including available technologies, curriculum theory and design, activity delivery, and debriefing. Through a combination of hands on experiences as a member of the Simulation Center team and select readings from the simulation literature, students will complete this elective with a working understanding of how simulation will fit into their own training and the larger realm of medical education. Students will actively participate in various activities in our busy center.  

Additional details about our operation can be found at www.phsim.com.

Learn more about being a resident at Palmetto Health:

Overview fo Columbia, South Carolina (2 minutes)

South Carolina & Columbia (4 minutes)

Emergency Department Personnel & Facilitie(6 minutes)

Program Information & Curriculum (14 minutes)

Preparing for an Interview with Our Program (4 minutes)

Subspecialty Tracts (Multiple Videos)

 

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