Education & Training

Education is core to the Department of Emergency Medicine’s mission. Providing practical educational experience to medical students, resident and practicing physicians, and EMS students and practitioners in emergency procedures with a focus on experiences that require team performance, skills acquisition and the principles of excellent decision-making in the emergency department.

Medical Student Education

The department offers two core courses in Emergency Medicine, encompassing a longitudinal course over the first and second years of Medical School and a required rotation for 3rd and 4th year students with extensive time in the emergency department, procedure labs and simulations. Additionally, the department offers 4 elective advanced courses for medical students interested in more opportunities in Emergency Medicine.

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

The Department offers BLS for healthcare provider courses to incoming students and refreshers to 3rd and 4th year medical students to help them maintain their required certification in American Heart Association BLS skills. 

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Procedure Labs

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to collaborate with the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program - one of the most highly respected bequest programs in the country - to offer procedure labs to community EMS and clinical professionals. 

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