Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. It is imperative that an osteopathic physician be prepared to provide emergency care not only in an emergency department or a physician's office, but also in social settings where little or no emergency equipment or supplies are readily available. The College's core emergency medicine rotation provides fourth year medical students with didactic training in emergency medicine. At CCOM, emergency medicine is taught in the emergency departments of core hospitals under the supervision of board certified emergency physicians and emergency medicine residents. Students are exposed to a full range of clinical pathology presenting to both inner city and suburban emergency departments. A formal weekly didactic program on campus complements their clinical exposure.
The members of the Department of Emergency Medicine are all specialists in the field of emergency medicine. They are engaged in both the clinical practice of emergency medicine as well as in clinical research in the field. Medical students may assist in clinical research projects within the Department of Emergency Medicine.