Medical Students

Personal Message from our Program Director

Welcome to all new and returning medical students to the Emergency Department (ED) at the Saint John Regional Hospital. I hope you find your time with us to be a rewarding experience, and that we can help you achieve your educational objectives.

The ED team is a multidisciplinary one that consists of physicians, RNs, LPNs, NPs, RTs, paramedics, pharmacy, PSWs, radiology and electrodiagnostic technologists, social work, spiritual care, environmental services (EVS), and administrative support staff. This team is dedicated to making your educational experience both fun and successful. Do not hesitate to ask questions to any member of our team, and take time to learn each members role and skillset within the department during your rotation. There is something to learn from everyone!

Your time in the emergency department will be a busy and exciting time, full of learning opportunities. The emergency department provides a unique opportunity for students to gain experience assessing and treating undifferentiated patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, as well as the chance to learn and practice many procedural skills. The skills and knowledge obtained during this rotation will prove useful to you throughout your career, no matter your choice of specialty.

Dr Matthew Greer

Undergraduate Program Director: Dr. Matthew Greer

Admin Assistant: Melanie Kelly – (506) 649-2635 – [email protected]


The Hospital

The Saint John Regional Hospital is the largest tertiary care hospital (445 beds) in New Brunswick and is the primary health care referral centre for this area and to all New Brunswickers for major trauma and cardiac care.The New Brunswick Trauma Program and the New Brunswick Heart Centre are located within the hospital. It is also the centre of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick’s distributed medical education program. On-site specialties include cardiac and thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics, interventional radiology, intensive care, nephrology, gastroenterolgy, rheumatology, pediatrics, obstetrics, etc (full list here).

Student Elective

Are you considering applying for an elective in Emergency Medicine? See this posting for more information.

For Med1 and Med2 students – to get an EM elective, you have to sign up for the EM elective lottery when either Rebecca Comeau or Jo Anne Burke send out the email to sign up.

For 4th year medical student electives – if you are a DAL student, you apply for electives by emailing Megan Dow ([email protected]). If you are a student outside DAL, you apply for electives through the Elective Portal at

Visiting Medical Student electives can be applied for here



Medical Student Objectives & Documents

EM Clerkship Objectives

EM Clerkship PoCUS Objectives

EMSJ Learner Competencies

Learning Portfolio

Dalhousie Medical Curriculum

Scheduling Guideline

ED Learner Map

Medical Student Clinical Pearls



Memorial University of Newfoundland – Medical Students



DMNB Staff

Download (PDF, 174KB)


Useful DMNB and Dal Links


Medical Student Files

Other Recommended Links:

The 3 Min Case EM Presentation

Incredible useful summary of how to present your patient case to the attending