Medical Student Rotation

Welcome, and thanks for taking an interest in our EM medical student rotation.

Student rotations, consistent with the Residency Program’s home being comprised of four main clinical sites, are also divided among the four sites.

Common questions (and answers) include:

1. ‘Which site should I pick?‘: This is a tough one to answer as each site is very different. Peruse our pages to learn more about the sites and pick the one that interests you the most. If you are not sure, then ask us.

2. ‘Does one site give me a better chance of matching than the others?‘: No, absolutely not. Despite the Program Director being at the UIH site, each of our 4 sites has their own Education Director & Clerkship Director. Each of the 4 sites hold equal weight when it comes to interview and rank-list time. A common misconception is that you have to rotate at UIH to match, which is completely false.

As for the sites themselves, please click on the links below to learn more about each site:

Our EM career elective is designed for students planning to apply for EM residency and is available at each of the four core hospitals in our residency program. Scheduling will be done centrally through UIC with each student being assigned to rotate at a single site for the four week block.

Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Dual Training Program: UIC offers a 5 year combined training program in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. If you are interested in learning more about this combined training program during your rotation, please contact Dr. Carissa Tyo (

Applications are accepted through VSAS, please include your site preferences in the “Supplemental Documents” section

2017 Career Elective Dates:

6/19 – 7/15

7/17- 8/12

8/14 – 9/09

9/11 – 10/07

10/09 – 11/4

11/06- 12/02

Please let us know if these dates do not quite work, and we will try to work with you to find a schedule that fits with your school depending on availability.  Students who attend International Medical School are not accepted for this elective.

During each rotation, all students/residents from the four sites will come together for Thursday Residency Conference for core educational presentations as well as student-only instructional activities: SIM lab, ultrasound, EKG interpretation, and airway workshops.


Location: UIC SIM Lab

Dr. Allan L. & Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center

Medical Science Building (935)

835 S. Wolcott, Suite E116

Chicago, IL 60612


Block 1 (6/19-7/15)                                                 Block 7 (12/2- 12/30)
Wed Jun 28th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                     Tues Dec 19th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM3                                                            Tues Jan 9th 8:30a-12:00 (noon) EM SIM3
Tues Jul 11th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM2

Block 2 (7/17-8/12)                                               Block  (2/5 – 3/3)
Tues Jul 18th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                     Tues Feb 6th 8:30am-12:00 (noon) EM SIM3
Thurs Aug 3th 12:30p-4:00p EM SIM2

Block 3 (8/14-9/9)                                                   Block 9 (3/6 – 3/31)
Tues Aug 15th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                      Tues Mar 20th 8:30a – 12:00 (noon) EM SIM3
Tues Aug 29th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM2

Block 4 (9/11-10/7)                                                  Block 10 (4/2 – 4/28)
Tues Sept 12th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                     Tues Apr 10th 8:30a – 12:00 (noon) EM SIM3
Tues Oct 3rd 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM2

Block 5 (10/9-11/4)                                                  Block 11 (4/30 -5/26)
Tues Oct 10th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                       Tues May 3rd 8:30a – 12:00 (noon) EM SIM3

Tues Oct 31st 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM2

Block 6 (11/6-12/2)                                                  Block 12 (5/28 – 6/23
Tues Nov 7th 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM1                       Tues Jun 12th 8:30a – 12:00 (noon) EM SIM3

Tues Nov 21st 8:30a-11:30a EM SIM2

***SIM 1 refreshments served at 8:15a***


Rotating students will have time to interact with residents and core faculty at each site during these conferences and educational workshops, and will (of course) receive a SLOE for the rotation.

Applying for the Career EM Elective

Each student will be assigned to rotate through only one site for the month, but is encouraged to visit and observe at other sites as able during their clerkship. Student site assignments will be based on submitted student preferences and availability.

We will begin to send offers of acceptance starting in April. Formal applications will be sent from individual sites once you have emailed acceptance of the elective offer.

Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Gehm (
Jennifer Ytem (
IMMC (Masonic)
Dr. Rebecca Pifer (
Syreeta McFarland (syreeta.mcfarland@
Dr. Deb Baines (
Lisa Baxter (
LGH (Lutheran)
Terry Chiganos (Terry.Chiganos@
Tara Murphy (tara.murphy@