To view upcoming shifts, your block schedule, and make time-off requests, visit the RUHS MedRez Portal 

Tip: To automatically sync your most up-to-date shift schedule with your personal calendar, click your name in the portal, and click the link that says, “Get a calendar feed of your schedule”. Enter the link into your calendar app of choice.

Rotation Goals

  1. Proactively seek out procedures and chief complaints you are uncomfortable with
  2. Learn how to present to physicians with solid differential diagnoses
  3. Learn how to interpret ECG, X-Ray, and CT
  4. Learn evidence-based orders and common medication dosages
  5. Learn how to budget time between documenting and maintaining patient flow
  6. Recognize your limitations


Opportunities to perform procedures in the emergency department are abundant and we love to get students involved. Know the indications, contraindications, and technique for these procedures.

  • Airway management/intubation
  • Central line
  • Eye Exams: visual acuity, EOMI, peripheral vision, pupils, fundoscopic exam, tonometry (for intraocular pressure), fluorescein staining & Wood’s lamp
  • Foley catheter
  • I&D
  • IO’s
  • Lumbar puncture
  • NG/OG tubes
  • Orho reductions & splinting
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic exam
  • Peripheral IV
  • Rectal/Prostate exam
  • Stool guaiac
  • Toenail removal
  • Ultrasound: eFAST, ocular, abdomen (i.e., gallbladder), testicular, etc.


Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine is the go-to resource for all ED procedures. 

Helpful Resources for Rotations