Emergency Medicine 4th Year Elective

The Emergency Medicine (EM) elective is open to 4th year EVMS and visiting medical students. EVMS has designated this rotation as meeting an Acting-Internship (AI) requirement.  During this rotation, students work one-on-one in the emergency department with EM residents and EM faculty members.  The rotation is broken down into 4-week blocks that correspond with the EVMS academic year. 

Student EM Rotation Experience


  • 15 clinical shifts in the emergency department (8 and 9 hour shifts).
  • Students will gain experience in order entry for labs and imaging in our electronic medical record (EPIC).
  • Students will gain experience in completing patient care notes in EPIC.


  • Attend weekly Grand Rounds.
  • Attend our monthly Journal Club (last Monday of each month). Includes free meal at a local restaurant and fun with residents / faculty.
  • Attend a proctored ultrasound session in our ultrasound lab.
  • Attend at least one faculty-proctored resident simulation session.
  • Attend the monthly student clinical case conference proctored by our faculty. Students will present an actual case they managed in the ED.
  • Students will take the NBME EM exam upon completion of the rotation.

EM Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE)

Upon completion of the EM elective, students pursuing a career in emergency medicine may request a SLOE which will be written by the EM MEdical Student Director / Program Director, and will be uploaded to the electronic residency application service (ERAS).


Student schedules are prepared by the EVMS EM Chief Resident. Student schedules mimic our residents schedules which include days, nights, and weekends.

Shifts are scheduled at any of the following Sentara hospital emergency department locations:

Visiting Student Application Process

At this time, EVMS only accepts students enrolled in an LCME/COCA Accredited Medical School in the United States of America. Any rotating medical student should be in good academic standing at their current school. 

Applications for our EVMS EM student rotation should be submitted electronically to Charlene Cooper, (cooperCJ@evms.edu) in the EVMS Office of Medical Education.  To obtain current rotation availability and address any unique issues / questions, please contact our Student Coordinator.  

Michael J. Bono, MD

Vice Chair
EM Medical Student Director
Professor of Emergency Medicine 

Jeannine Ricker

Student Coordinator
(757) 388-3397

Department of Emergency Medicine
Raleigh Bldg., Room 304
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA  23507