Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our program. A month-long experience at McGovern Medical School in the Department of Emergency Medicine will be an engaging, rigorous experience for the EM bound medical student. Our goal is to expose you the breadth of emergency medicine at our two training sites:
Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center (MHH – TMC)
MHH – TMC is a tertiary care/academic center and the referral hub for the Memorial Hermann System (largest healthcare provider in the state of Texas) and one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the country. Additionally, you will work shifts at Children’s Memorial Hermann’s Pediatric ED, a pediatric level 1 trauma center. MHH – TMC boasts the only helipad in the city and has a high volume of both adult and pediatric air transport. Your experience here is extremely fast paced and filled with high acuity patients.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital (LBJ)
LBJ is one of two Harris County hospitals in the city, and serves as a safety net to Houston’s most vulnerable population. Currently the busiest Emergency Department in the city, LBJ is a level 3 trauma center with a large Spanish speaking population. There is no specific pediatric ED at LBJ, so you will have the opportunity to see children mixed in with adults (approximately 8% of total ED visits). Students will get to see advanced stages of disease and “things that you won’t get to see most other places”.
EMER 4004 is our visiting student elective. To be eligible for this elective, you must have completed the four core rotations (Medicine, Surgery, OBGYN, Pediatrics), have taken the USMLE Step 1 and currently be in good standing at your medical school.
All applications must be submitted through VSLO. You will be able to view our institution’s VSLO offerings on March 1, 2024, and can start applying on April 1, 2024. You may reach out to us at EMstudents@uth.tmc.edu with the dates you are interested in rotating, a copy of your CV, transcript, USMLE Step 1 score report and a letter of interest and we will place you on our interested student list.
- 4-week elective with 14 eight-hour shifts (days/evenings/nights/weekends).
- Weekly Thursday morning emergency medicine resident conference
- Small group didactics and advanced procedure/SIM lab scheduled during the block (content subject to change based on availability)
- Opportunity to join EM journal club (if offered that month)
- Student presentations on EM specific topics
- NBME exam
- Optional additional sessions discussed during orientation