Emergency Medicine Residency

Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Interested in a rotation in Emergency Medicine?

Non-UToledo medical students should apply through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) for an EM clerkship. 

Current UToledo students who are interested in doing a rotation in Emergency Medicine should contact the Clerkship Coordinator. Students will not be allowed to register for a rotation in EM if it is in violation of the 30-day rule. This does not allow adequate time to schedule the educational experiences that are a required part of our rotation. UTCOMLS students requesting a rotation at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, please reach out to the coordinator to confirm space is available at least 60 days prior to the rotation as requested by the site.

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The EM Experience

During the clerkship, students will be scheduled in the Emergency Department (ED) during days, afternoons, nights, weekends. In addition to shifts in the ED, students will be attending conferences and dedicated simulation education days. Students  will experience interdisciplinary teaching by nursing staff/students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, attending physicians, and residents.

We use a third-party scheduling software.  For students enrolled in an EM rotation, you will receive your login instructions to your UToledo email address. All scheduling requests need to be submitted through the scheduling system. Once the schedule is finalized no changes will be made and any requests will need to be done through a shift trade. 

For students currently in rotation or ending a rotation:


Q:  Is there a formal orientation for this rotation?
A:  Yes.  We will meet on the first day of the rotation.  All students are REQUIRED to attend.

Q:  My ride-along shift is tomorrow and I do not know where to go!
A:   To locate the station for your ride-along shift, locate the life squad you're scheduled with on the Toledo Fire and Rescue website. (Please note this is temporarily on hold due to COVID restrictions, this will resume as state regulations change.)

Q:  Am I required to log my procedures and cases?
A:  YES!  Students are required to log cases and procedures in rocketmed.utoledo.edu

Q:  Where can I find the requirements for this rotation in case I missed something during orientation?
A:  In the EM Student Handbook.  There is a link above to the handbook that can also be found on Blackboard.  It has helpful hints and lists the requirements of the rotation. Students with questions should not hesitate to contact the clerkship coordinator or clerkship director. 

Q: Where and how do I receive my schedule?
A:  Scheduling is handled through WhenToWork.com. Students will receive login instructions prior to the start of their rotation. Please check your UToledo email address including the spam folder.  If you were not sent your login credentials, please email the clerkship coordinator.

Q:  I feel that a faculty or staff member is treating me unfairly, what do I do?
A: Students who feel they are being treated unfairly should read the Faculty Professionalism Policy and contact any faculty member from the College of Medicine, the Physician Assistant Program, or the College of APN.  Students are also encouraged to talk to either the Program Director or the Program Coordinator.  All Emergency Medicine Policies can be found on College of Medicine and Life Sciences Policy Website.

Q:  How many days am I allowed to request off?
A:  In accordance with the COM Attendance policy, students are allowed to request a total of 3 days off per rotation. Requests are NOT a guarantee of approval.

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Last Updated: 3/7/23