The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Med Students in the ED

From MedPage Today:

Having students and residents rotate through the ED can add a new energy to the department and be personally rewarding for the attendings and other supervising staff. It can also enhance recruiting efforts and, if nothing else, help build relationships with other non-ED physicians. On the other hand, there can be a negative impact on flow metrics and patient satisfaction, so as the department leader, you need to be prepared to minimize that impact. Having the right liaison in place who is committed to education is critical.

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