The Department of Emergency Medicine plays a critical role in undergraduate medical education. It's function is to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for students to become caring and competent physicians serving both individual patients, and the society in which they function.
For any questions regarding Undergraduate Medical Education please contact Catie Hannaford via email at: Catie.Hannaford@kingstonhsc.ca
If you wish to submit a vacation request the information and application form can be found here.
All requests for scheduling days off must be submitted to the Program Assistant (Catie.Hannaford@kingstonhsc.ca) at least 14 days before the start of the block in order to be considered
Schedules will be posted to Elentra 1 week prior to the start of the rotation.
Only one student will be on duty at any given time at either HDH or KGH. There are 7- 8 shifts over a 2 week period that the Emergency Medicine rotation will cover. (when only a 1 week rotation 5 shifts). Shifts are scheduled 7 days a week and include the final Sunday of the block.
All requests for shift changes must be submitted to the Program Coordinator for approval. Clerks are not permitted to work "back to back" shifts such as (0800-16:00 and 16:00-2200) or from an evening shift to a day shift the following day.
Periop Teaching (https://meds.queensu.ca/courses/)
Teaching sessions are mandatory and you are excused from clinical duties to attend. You must sign-in on the sheets provided.
Periop block seminars / Periop technical skills sessions - students are to attend all of these sessions as per schedule
Emergency Medicine Teaching Shift - held once every 2 weeks, this is mandatory, check Elentra for date and time
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds- Every Thursday (September 1 - June 30)
8:30 - 10:00 Richardson Amphitheatre Rm L104
Jr. Resuscitation Drills- Every Friday (8:00-10:00) New Simulation Centre, Medical Building, 15 Arch Street - Debriefing room 200
Completion of Technical Skills Modules is mandatory for students rotating through Emergency Medicine.
Material from these modules may be tested on the end of block OSCE
Please complete the following pre-seminar modules prior to each Simlab session:
Advanced Airway Management
Digital Rectal Exam & Anoscopy
The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students who wish to do an elective in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. Electives are 2 weeks in length and subject to available space on the clerkship schedule. Description of the rotation and objectives can be found under the EM Clerkship Guidelines. All electives in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University are arranged through the Undergraduate Office.
The process is as follows: