Medical Student Rotations: Emergency Medicine

Applications are now open through VSAS. If you are enrolled in a US Medical School or DO school, please apply through VSAS.

Application Process

Access the Emergency Medicine Rotation Application (PDF)

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Student Rotation Program at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Application Criteria

This core emergency medicine rotation is open to all third- and fourth-year medical students who have completed a rotation in both Internal Medicine and Surgery. We only accept applications through VSAS from US Medical Schools and DO schools.  You will receive confirmation through VSAS after your application has been submitted and reviewed.

For osteopathic students, you must demonstrate a USMLE Step 1 score above 225 and a class rank in the top 10% of your class.

We DO NOT accept applications from international medical schools.


During this rotation, students are supervised by third year Emergency Medicine residents and attending physicians who fill out daily evaluation cards. These cards are used to compile information on the student’s abilities in interpersonal relations, data acquisition and data synthesis (problem solving). Students are given feedback at the end of each shift. The student’s final grade is based on the shift evaluation cards and the on-line exam. Grades assigned range from Honors, Excellent, and Satisfactory, to Unsatisfactory. 80% of the final grade is based on the evaluations from faculty and residents and 20% on the results of the final examination.

Schedules and Didactics

Our rotation takes up to 14 third and fourth year medical students each month. Five positions are reserved for students from the University of Minnesota Medical School. The rotation consists of approximately 14-16 clinical shifts, weekly Tuesday morning student lectures and or workshops, and 4 hours of conferences every Thursday. University of Minnesota students will also receive a half day simulation experience and a half day cadaver lab. Please keep in mind that we are an emergency department and are open 24 hours a day. You will be scheduled for shifts in the evenings, on weekends and nights. In the event that you need to request time off during your rotation, please keep it limited and notify the student coordinator as soon as possible to assist with scheduling.


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Jean Jones
Medical Student Coordinator, Emergency Medicine
Phone: 612-873-3481

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Andrea Rowland-Fisher, MD
Medical Student Director, Emergency Medicine