Medical Education

Medical student electives and externships in the Department of Emergency Medicine are coordinated through the University of Virginia Office of Student Affairs. Please see The Student Source for details.  Pending availability, students may register for electives in adult or pediatric emergency medicine (or both) and medical toxicology. Applications may be downloaded on Applications. Not all electives count within the 12-week cap of Emergency Medicine electives, including the SLC-Guatemala and research electives.

Away students may apply using the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO or VSAS).

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers many exciting elective opportunities; some in the Emergency Department itself, some in the Charlottesville area, and some out of the country!  All students are welcome to apply. Click on each one below for a brief “snapshot.”

Emergency Medicine Advance Clinical Elective 1302

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective 1304

Medical Toxicology – Wilderness Medicine Elective 1305

The Electrocardiogram in Clinical Practice Elective 1306

Wilderness Medicine Immersion Elective 1307

Emergency Ultrasound

Service/Language/Culture Guatemala

Interested in learning Spanish and participating in the culture and daily life of the Guatemalan Highlands? The Service/Language/Culture elective offers just such an opportunity.

Emergency Medicine Research