Medical Students

Medical Student Clerkship .

Our students evaluate and treat patients in close conjunction with EM Residents and EM Attending Physicians. Many shifts provide one-on-one teaching with the EM Attending, accelerating your development as a future EM physician.

Special Interests .

This four week rotation for Georgetown senior medical students includes the following:

  • Clinical shifts in two urban Emergency Departments
  • Simulation Lab with central line, intubation, ultrasound and suture stations
  • Teaching shift with a senior Emergency Medicine Resident
  • Poison Control Center toxicology session
  • Invitation to weekly GU/WHC EM Residency Lecture series

Visiting Medical Students .

Georgetown University School of Medicine welcomes visiting students on its emergency medicine rotation, a capstone 4th year rotation of the school’s curriculum. Student work one-on-one shifts with EM faculty physicians, and also learn from EM resident physicians from our affiliated residency program. Visiting students complete clinical shifts in two of our urban emergency departments, participate in simulation sessions, attend a toxicology session at the National Capital Poison Center, and attend weekly EM residency conferences. There are also excellent learning opportunities to spend time with sub-specialty trained faculty outside of the ED, such as sports medicine, toxicology, and emergency sonography. Georgetown participates in the AAMC’s VSLO program to process applications. For more information, please go to:

In keeping with the guidelines from the Coalition on Physician Accountability, in-person visiting rotations are on hold for the 2020-21 academic year at Georgetown / MedStar Health. We are offering a virtual emergency medicine telehealth rotation.

In this 2-week rotation, students will be exposed to all aspects of MedStar’s telehealth presence. Students will engage with emergency medicine residents and one-on-one interactions with EM faculty. They will also gain didactic exposure through participation in our residency program’s virtual didactic sessions. The rotation is available for applications via VSLO and is listed under Georgetown University School of Medicine, course EMED-555.

August 3-August 16, 2020 

August 17-August 30, 2020

August 31-September 13, 2020 

September 14-September 27, 2020

September 28-October 11, 2020

October 12-October 25, 2020

October 26-November 8, 2020

Course Information .

Experience emergency medicine in two high acuity departments in our nation’s capital


Course Name: Student Clerkship in Emergency Medicine
Course Number: EMED-440
Prerequisites: Fourth year Georgetown medical students
Offered: June-April
Location: Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Students may also choose to rotate at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, Southern Maryland or Franklin Square.
Duration: 4 weeks


Course Name: Visiting Student Elective in Emergency Medicine
Course Number: EMED-442
Prerequisites: Open to fourth year medical students from AAMC member medical schools.
Offered: June, July, August, and September each academic year
Location: Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Duration: 4 weeks

Emergency Medicine Interest Group .

Emergency Medicine is one of the most exciting and dynamic of the medical specialties. Join us to learn more about a career in emergency medicine.

Our Mission

The mission of EMIG is to explore and promote the field of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. We strive to:

  • Introduce the unique aspects of Emergency Medicine as a clinical specialty;
  • Create opportunities for exploration of Emergency Medicine topics;
  • Provide mentorship and leadership opportunities to students via faculty, residents, and fellow students.

Learn More and Get Involved

Created and led by Georgetown medical students who are exploring emergency medicine as a career, the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) has helped cultivate interest in emergency medicine among Georgetown University medical students for decades. Over the past match cycles, emergency medicine has risen to the top of the selected specialties of graduating Georgetown students. To promote the specialty and prepare students for their clerkships and residencies, EMIG designs a number of events throughout the year including lectures, hands-on workshops, and clinical shadowing. Since the beginning of our residency program, EMIG, residents, and faculty have partnered to improve mentoring and teaching and have ambitious plans to expand the agenda of the program over the coming year:

  • Monthly lunch time lecture series covering topics from in-flight emergencies to snake bites.
  • Workshops and labs with hands-on practice in intubation, IV placement, suturing and ultrasound
  • Ride alongs with DC Fire/EMS, GERMS, and MedSTAR Flight
  • Post-Match 4th year medical student advisory panel for third years
  • Residency Director Meeting for rising fourth years

Contact .

J.V. Nable, MD, MS, NRP

Clerkship Director and Georgetown EMS Medical Director

Jacob Isserman, MD

Co-Clerkship Director