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An Asynchronous "Flexible" Elective for Emergency Medicine-Bound Senior Medical Students

Last Updated: May 19, 2021


This is a four-week asynchronous learning elective for emergency medicine-bound senior medical students. Weekly course activities are organized around common chief complaints seen in the emergency department (ED). Each week, students engage in four days of multimodal self-study and independent case preparation, with one day of online discussion and presentation of progressive disclosure cases. For the self-study portion, students follow a detailed day-to-day schedule that includes emergency medicine-specific resources in multiple formats (e.g. podcasts, textbooks, blog posts, online board review videos, question banks). During online synchronous group sessions, diverse teaching and learning techniques are used, including small group discussion, learner presentations, formal didactics, and progressive disclosure cases.


Aarti Jain, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC (aartijai@usc.edu)
Anthony Fredericks, MD, UCLA Ronald Reagan/Olive View Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Michael Shamoon, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Jeffrey Riddell, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Alex Stern, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC
David Diller, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC