Twelve tips to maximise medical student learning during emergency medicine placements

Med Teach. 2020 Jun 10;1-4. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1774531. Online ahead of print.


Placements in the emergency department provide medical students with countless clinical and practical learning opportunities. However, medical education may not always be optimised for students in this busy, potentially overwhelming environment. Prior knowledge of how to make the most of emergency medicine placements helps to facilitate student learning and enjoyment. In this article, the authors compiled twelve tips based on the relevant literature and their experiences on emergency attachments. These tips will better prepare medical students for their emergency medicine placements and ensure that they experience the full benefits of working in the emergency department.

Keywords: Emergency medicine; clinical placement; medical education; medical student; tips.