Learn more about the learning environment in clinical care and clinical services offered at the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

Clinical Care

Emergency medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability. Emergency physicians provide immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury.

A high-pressure, fast-paced and diverse specialty, emergency medicine requires a broad base of medical knowledge and a variety of well-honed clinical and technical skills. IU School of Medicine faculty practice and teach primarily in the emergency departments of nine facilities and have extensive pre-hospital emergency medicine services responsibilities. The care provided by the emergency physicians is episodic in nature and involves a full spectrum of physical and behavioral conditions.


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Emergency Medicine Clinical Services

  • Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children iEMSC
    iEMSC focuses on improving the quality of emergency care for children and seeks to integrate children’s interests into the existing EMS system. Faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s division of out-of-hospital care serve as the program directors and as members of the advisory board.
  • Indiana Poison Center
    The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) is an independent, nonprofit agency providing coverage and services for the entire state of Indiana. It serves as both an emergency telephone service and an information resource center, available to the general public and health care professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s division of toxicology collaborates with the Indiana State Department of Health and IU Health staff to operate this Regional Poison Control Center.
  • Toxicology Consulting Services
    Medical Toxicology is active in community and medical staff education and a clinical toxicology rotation is available to medical students and house staff. Medical Toxicology supports an inpatient clinical toxicology consult service at the department’s academic sites. Faculty members who are board-certified medical toxicologs operate this service.