Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Frequently Asked Questions for Medical Students


What are the fourth year elective rotation dates?

The elective rotation dates correspond to the EVMS block dates.  We will try to accommodate any dates outside the normal if possible.


Who is the medical student clerkship director?

The medical student clerkship director is:

Michael J. Bono, MD
Vice Chair
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School


Schedules are completed by one of the EVMS Emergency Medicine Chief Residents.  One EM Chief Resident is assigned to work directly with the rotating medical students.


Who manages my application for the medical student rotation?

Jeannine Ricker manages the EM medical student rotation applications.  However, all applications must first go through, Charlene Cooper, cooperCJ@evms.edu, the Office of Medical Education. 

We encourage all visiting students to visit this website first before contacting the Emergency Department directly:  https://www.evms.edu/education/doctoral_programs/doctor_of_medicine/visiting_students/

 Jeannine Ricker - rickerJE@evms.edu

Clerkship Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine

Raleigh Building, Room 304
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA  23507


If I am able to rotate at EVMS, who will I be working with?

Medical student rotators are assigned to Emergency Medicine Residents at the PGY-3, or advanced PGY-2 level. You will follow that resident to his/her rotating shifts at each of our three hospitals; Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Obici Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Residents rotate through all three hospitals during the rotation, so you will get the experience of an academic tertiary care setting, a community setting, and a rural setting. 


How do I apply for a medical student rotation at EVMS?

We suggest you contact the EVMS Emergency Medicine office (757) 388-3397 or email Ms. Ricker for availability of open dates.

AllPaperwork for the rotation can be found on our EVMS website:  http://www.evms.edu/education/medical_programs/doctor_of_medicine/visiting_students/


Is there a visiting medical student fee for a rotation at EVMS?

Yes, a non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is required and must be paid in full before the student is allowed to start.


How do I arrange housing if I rotate at EVMS?

While we unfortunately don’t provide any housing, we can suggest some local accommodations that offer EVMS discounts. Please contact Mrs. Ricker for further information regarding this.


Is parking available for medical students?

Yes, but for a fee of $50


Are International Medical School students allowed to rotate at EVMS?

No, at this time EVMS accepts only students enrolled in an LCME accredited medical school in the U.S.


Are “Observerships” offered at EVMS?

No, observerships are offered at EVMS


How many students are allowed to rotate per session?

We allow a maximum of eight students per session. The Clerkship Director reviews all applications from potential rotating students.  There are no minimum grades or USMLE scores, but any rotating medical student should be in good academic standing.