Learn more about choosing a career in emergency medicine or get information about an emergency medicine residency.
Is Emergency Medicine for Me?
Throughout the course of medical school, you’re faced with the challenging task of deciding what part of medicine is right for them. To help you decide which specialty is right for you, we've provided a few resources. Check out the links below to see if life in the emergency room is right for you as well as some suggestions on how to pursue a career in emergency medicine.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group
The purpose of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group is to provide information to those contemplating a career in emergency medicine. Through monthly lunch meetings, shadowing opportunities, community learning experiences (ambulance and ARCH helicopter ride-alongs), and workshops, we hope to foster the interest in emergency medicine.
These events are open to all students at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. If you can't find the information you are looking for, feel free to email us and we'll do our best to address your questions. Be sure and check out the calendar for the upcoming events.
These events are open to all students at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
For general information, contact MSII Emergency Medicine Interest Group leaders.
Emergency Medicine Shadowing
Shadow in the Emergency Department of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital or SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Shadowing in a Level I Emergency Department can be a very rewarding experience. We recommend that all students considering a career in emergency medicine try shadowing at least twice.
Emergency Department Observation Guidelines
Only one medical student is permitted in each Emergency Department (SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital) for observation during available shifts.
All students must have:
- Completed HIPAA certification.
- Passed the federal criminal background check and urine drug screen.
- Proof of current immunizations and current flu vaccine.
- Signed the confidentiality agreement.
Check with Therese Friederich in the Office of Curricular Affairs to see if you have all the requirements. For information on Emergency Department shadowing, contact EmergencyMedicine@health.slu.edu or call 314-977-1919.