Other Medical Student Opportunities

The Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC is committed to medical student education. There are a variety of educational opportunities for medical students.

Clinical Shadowing in BIDMC Emergency Department

Opportunities to observe and shadow faculty and resident of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BIDMC is available to HMS medical students.

Please contact Nicole McShane at nmcshane@bidmc.harvard.edu

Research Opportunities for Medical Students

The Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC has an active research program in both basic and clinical sciences. We have active programs in Sepsis, Resuscitation, Geriatrics, Public Health, and Health Services research in addition to many others. A list of current and recent projects are listed on the research section of the residency website. ( Link to residency research ) If you are interested in learning more about emergency medicine research opportunities for medical students, please contact Dr. Nathan Shapiro.

Clinical Informatics Elective in Emergency Medicine for Medical Students

The Department of Emergency Medicine runs a 2 month full time student elective in clinical informatics. This informatics elective is open to emergency medicine medical students with a strong foundation in computer programming. It is intended to introduce learners to EM Informatics through a focused research project in one of our areas of interest. The overall goals are to introduce learners to 1) formal methods in clinical informatics, 2) research methodologies to evaluate informatics interventions, 3) the role of informatics in emergency care.

For more information, click here.


The Emergency Medicine Interesting Group at Harvard Medical School is dedicated to providing medical students with unique opportunities to explore the field of emergency medicine. For more information click here.