Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Emergency Medicine Clerkship

This clerkship consists of 13 eight-hour shifts, two to three night shifts and four to five weekend shifts. Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in sign-out. They may see any patient and will function as a sub-intern, presenting to the attending or senior EM resident, making all necessary calls and performing all necessary procedures. Absences must be excused and are at the discretion of Dr. Kontrick.

 Goals & Objectives

Detailed Goals and Objectives

Find comprehensive Emergency Medicine Clerkship Objectives.

 Grading & Evaluation

You’ll have one evaluation per shift, completed by an attending or senior resident. You are also required to have two nursing evaluations completed.

A computer-based National Board of Medical Educators shelf exam will be given on the last Friday of the clerkship. You need to score 60% or higher in order to pass the exam, and must pass the exam in order to pass the clerkship. 

 Tools & Readings

Download the clerkship clerklog

The conferences and group simulation session you will attend all have required readings. They will be provided to you at a later time.


Dr. Amy Kontrick
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Jillian Hutchison
Clerkship Coordinator
Phone 312-926-5874