Rotations Offered


In Situ Simulation

Applying For A Rotation

Applications are accepted via AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) website.

Required Documentation
  • Passing COMLEX or USMLE Part I score report
  • AAMC Standardized Immunization Form
  • CV/resume
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photograph

Available Rotations

Emergency Medicine

The emergency medicine rotation serves both as an acting internship for students interested in pursuing emergency medicine as well as an introduction to the specialty for the 3rd year medical students.  Students will have the opportunity to work on history and physical exam skills, assist residents with procedures, participate in resuscitations and learn effective communication skills with patients, families, consultants, and emergency department staff.  Throughout the 4 weeks, students will: 

  • Work directly with emergency medicine senior residents on shift (total of 16 shifts in 4 weeks)
  • Participate in on shift case discussion with emergency medicine teaching resident
  • Complete weekly modules on high-yield emergency medicine topics
  • Attend student breakout sessions
  • Attend bi-weekly student simulation labs and weekly resident didactics
  • Complete an end-of-rotation exam


The focus of this rotation is to introduce basic emergency medicine ultrasound skills and gain practical hands-on experience.  During this 2-week rotation, students will:

  • Work directly with the ultrasound residents to review techniques and scan patients 5 days per week
  • Watch ultrasound instructional videos
  • Complete ultrasound modules
  • Attend bi-weekly student simulation labs and weekly resident didactics


The goal of the research rotation is to give students the opportunity to receive an intensive educational experience in emergency medicine research.  During the 4-week rotation students will:

  • Complete CITI training (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
  • Meet with the Doctors Hospital research team twice during the block to discuss question development and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process
  • Develop a research idea and perform a literature review
  • Work 3 research shifts during each week (12 total) in the emergency department
  • Work a clinical shift in the emergency department each week (4 total)
  • Write a clinical case report/create a case poster
  • Attend bi-weekly student simulation labs and weekly resident didactics


The EMS rotation allows students to develop a better understanding of how Emergency Medical Services work both in the field and hospital setting.  During the 4-week rotation students will:

  • Ride-along with multiple EMS crews (including aeromedical transport if interested)
  • Spend time with the Columbus/Franklin County Dispatch
  • Attend administrative meetings relevant to pre-hospital care and public safety
  • Participate in EMS quality assurance reviews
  • Assist with monthly EMS presentations to local crews
  • Attend bi-weekly student simulation labs and weekly resident didactics