Emergency Medicine

Affiliate Hospitals:

  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Lahey Clinic
  • St Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

Teaching Activities: Emergency Medicine faculty members direct the physical diagnosis program at TUSM and direct TUSM’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. We offer counseling on career day for the second year students, are involved in global health programs, and are leaders in the  community service learning program.

Clerkships: Students get fully immersed into the emergency department on their rotation. They learn what it is like to be an emergency medicine resident first-hand by being exposed to and learning from trauma, pediatric and sick medical patients. By the end of their rotation the students will know the rigors and excitement of emergency medicine.

Residencies: Tufts sponsors two excellent emergency medicine residency programs.  To the west at Baystate there are 14 residents per year in the emergency department where over 110,000 patients are seen annually.  To the north is Maine Medical Center, where there are 8 residents per year.  Both programs offer strong clinical exposures and didactic teaching for the residents in all aspects of emergency medical care.

Research: Students can spend a dedicated month doing research full time or they can participate in studies over 1 to 2 years.  Our research involves both clinical and pre-clinical studies in collaboration with scientists at UMass, Harvard, and Tufts.  Topics includes: heart failure, asthma/COPD, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, patient safety, patient flow dynamics, behavioral health, STEMI, pediatric emergency medicine and resource utilization.

Niels Rathlev, MD

Joint Degrees

Our Combined MD Programs provide students with the training and credentials that qualify them to fill unique and often influential roles within medicine.

Clinical Affiliates

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Our outstanding and diverse group of affiliated clinical teaching sites provide our medical students with exceptional opportunities to gain experience and conduct research.