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Medical Student Rotations

Rotations for Emergency Medicine Students

Completion of rotations in Internal Medicine and Surgery

Medical Student Rotations

Emergency Medicine 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. Internal Medicine and Surgery rotations MUST BE completed prior to the start date of your rotation. 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 performance on a final exam. 

Schedules and Didactics

Our rotation takes up to 14 third and fourth-year medical students each month. The rotation consists of approximately 12-15 clinical shifts, weekly student lectures or workshops, and 4 hours of conference didactics every Thursday. Please keep in mind that we are an emergency department 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 Shanika James at [email protected] or Michelle Herbers at [email protected]. We are not offering observership or externships to international graduates or students at this time.

Medical Student Coordinators

Anesthesia, Dermatology, Danielson, Tracy, [email protected], 612-873-3458
Emergency Medicine, Leiviska, Stephanie, [email protected], 612-873-4908
Family Medicine, Jessica Touhey, [email protected], 612-873-8082
IM Subspecialties, Shanika James, [email protected], 612-873-2346

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

Neurology, Cheryl Neel, [email protected], 612-873-2595
Neurosurgery, Shanika James, [email protected], 612-873-2346
OB/GYN, Leslie Booker, [email protected], 612-873-2750
Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology, Julie Gallant, [email protected], 612-873-6085
Orthopedics, PM&R, Claudia Miller, [email protected], 612-873-4220
Pharmacy, Ann Brigino, [email protected], 612-873-7462
Pathology, Jessica Mullen, [email protected], 612-873-2983
Pediatrics/NBICU, Lisa Loehr, [email protected], 612-873-2679
Podiatry, Meagan McCabe, [email protected], 612-873-8513
Psychiatry Inpatient, Sandy Robinson, [email protected], 612-873-7571
Psychiatry - Outpatient/Consults, Maria Olson, [email protected], 612-873-4052
Radiology, Pamela Thompson, [email protected], 612-873-2036
Hiltje Loyd, [email protected], 612-873-2718
Sleep Medicine, Cheryl Neel, [email protected], 612-873-2595
Urology, Shanika James, [email protected], 612-873-2346
Surgery, Shanika James, [email protected], 612-873-2346


Rochelle Zarzar, MD

 Medical Student Director

[email protected]

Stephanie Leiviska

Medical Student Coordinator
[email protected]

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