Undergraduate Medical Education


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned


Program Length

4 weeks

Program Type

  • On Campus



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Name: Chaiya Laoteppitaks, MD, FAAEM FACEP
Position: Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Program Contact

Name: Steven Bulizzi
Position: Medical Student Education Coordinator
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Educational Goals

The Emergency Medicine / Advanced Clinical Skills (EM/ACS) Clerkship is a mandatory rotation for all fourth year medical students at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.  The clerkship is four weeks long and is offered 11 times throughout the academic year. Students rotating in the Emergency Department are expected to become a part of a complex team that provides the highest quality emergency health care to all our visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Approximately 24 Jefferson Medical Students will participate in each four-week clerkship.


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Course Components

Our course includes a schedule of didactic lectures, clinical skill sessions, patient simulation encounters, and Emergency Department shifts.

Telehealth Elective

As healthcare strives to connect an expanding pool of patients to their health care providers Telehealth is poised for massive growth. Thomas Jefferson University is leading the nation’s adoption of telehealth with expansion in four key domains: outpatient care, transitions in care, inpatient care, and academic research. Medical students (MS4) interested in learning more about these healthcare innovations may apply to this elective hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine. 


Students will be evaluated throughout their clerkship. The evaluation process consists of four components: written evaluations, clinical skills sessions, case simulations, and the grade on the final written examination.