Medical Student Rotations

Rotations for Emergency Medicine Students

Completion of rotations in Internal Medicine and Surgery

Medical Student Rotations

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. You will receive confirmation through VSAS after your application has been submitted and reviewed.

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 online 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.

Internal Medicine Student Elective at Hennepin Healthcare

We offer a limited number of 4th-year rotations to US students only. If you are interested in applying, please email your name, USMLE and/or COMLEX score(s), dates available, and IM specialties that most interest you to Danelle Sullivan at [email protected] or Michelle Herbers at [email protected]. We are not offering observership or externships to international graduates or students at this time.


Jean Jones
Medical Student Coordinator, Emergency Medicine
[email protected]

Andrea Rowland-Fisher, MD
Medical Student Director, Emergency Medicine
[email protected]

Medical Student Coordinators

Anesthesia, Dermatology, Danielson, Tracy, [email protected], 612-873-3458
Emergency Medicine, Jones, Jean, [email protected], 612-873-3481
Family Medicine, Lynn Lutz, [email protected], 612-873-8084
IM Subspecialties, Danelle Sullivan, [email protected], 612-873-8723

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Cardiology Consults
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Palliative Care
  • Renal (inpatient) (red)
  • Rheumatology

Neurology, Neel, Cheryl, [email protected], 612-873-2595
Neurosurgery, McCabe, Meagan, [email protected], 612-873-8513
OB/GYN, Booker, Leslie, [email protected], 612-873-2750
Lotz, Sylvia, [email protected], 612-873-2544
Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology, Gallant, Julie, [email protected], 612-873-6085
Orthopaedics, PM&R, Miller, Claudia, [email protected], 612-873-4220
Pharmacy, Brigino, Ann, [email protected], 612-873-7462
Pathology, Mullen, Jessica, [email protected], 612-873-2983
Pediatrics/NBICU, Loehr, Lisa, [email protected], 612-873-2679
Podiatry, McCabe, Meagan, [email protected], 612-873-8513
Psychiatry Inpatient, Robinson, Sandy, [email protected], 612-873-7571
Psychiatry - Outpatient/Consults, Olson, Maria, [email protected], 612-873-4052
Radiology, Thompson, Pamela, [email protected], 612-873-2036
Loyd, Hiltje, [email protected], 612-873-2718
Sleep Medicine, Urology, Dolan, Katie, [email protected], 612-873-6288
Surgery, McCabe, Meagan, [email protected], 612-873-8513

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