Memorial Hospital

Emergency Medicine Rotation

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Residents
Orientation Information

Please complete the training and paperwork described in this document 1 week prior to the start date for your emergency medicine rotation at the University of Maryland.

Computer Training
When you work in our emergency department, you must have your own user name and password to gain access to UMMS electronic patient charting system PowerChart/FirstNet. UMMS has developed a series of online training modules that will teach you how to use this system. After viewing the modules, you must pass two competency exams and submit a request form to be assigned a user name and password for PowerChart/FirstNet.

Please complete the training and submit the request form 2 week prior to your start date to allow adequate administrative processing time. Allow a total of 2 hours for the training; it can be completed in several sessions. Allow 25 minutes for each of the two competency exams. Each exam should be completed in one session.

Please read through the directions before you start the training.

Training Access Instructions

  1. Log onto the Internet.
  2. Go to the University of Maryland Medical Center‚àö‚â†s Clinical Training Site‚ (case sensitive).
  3. Enter the following user name and password on the log-in screen.
    User name: clinician
    Password: elearning
  4. Click OK or press Enter on keyboard.
  5. Select the Prescriber  Page.
  6. View all the training modules under STC/ED Training for FirstNet. Under Medication Reconciliation, view only the ED module, not the STC module. Type in all requested information when asked, so that you receive credit for completing the training. When a module begins with a request for your user name, enter clinician or your first and last names.
  7. Follow the instructions below to complete the Competency for ED/STC Rotators‚ Part I and Competency for STC/ED Rotators Part II.

Competency Examination
After you have watched the training modules, you can take the competency exam. You must score 80% or higher to successfully complete this training. BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  1. Make sure that the pop-up blocker on your computer is turned off. Pop-ups must be allowed in order for the program to automatically transmit your score.
  2. Log in using your first and last names and degree, position, and the department where you will be rotating at UMMS (for example, Jane Smith MD, ED Rotator, Emergency Medicine).
  3. DO NOT use the navigation buttons to move through the competency exam screens. Let the program run at its own speed. If you use the navigation buttons, you might miss questions or erase your score accidentally.
  4. DO exactly what the program tells you to do no more, no less. The program is extremely sensitive.
  5. Click only once on the last page to see your score. It takes a few minutes for the score to come up.
  6. DO NOT CLOSE the scoring window until you are instructed to do so.
  7. Press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to copy the score page. Open Microsoft Word or another word processor and paste the page onto a blank document screen. Print the page. On the printout, write your first and last names, your degree, and the date and fax it to Libby Chambers at 410-328-1738.
  8. If you do not score 80 or higher the first time, CLOSE the test window, re-watch the necessary viewlets, and re-take the competency exam. Your score will be sent automatically to UMMS.
  9. If you have questions, call Libby Chambers at phone number 410-328-0063 or pager number 410-389-3162.


Instructions for Requesting Access to PowerChart/FirstNet


  1. Complete the Cerner Access Request Form. This form can be retrieved from the Prescriber Page at the University of Maryland Medical Center Clinical Training Site (
  2. Send the completed and signed form to Nina Van Cleave in the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency Office via fax (410-328-8028) or email Nina by clicking here


After these steps are completed, ITG will begin processing your request for access to these computer systems. This processing may require 48 to 72 hours.


Identification Badge
Complete the identification badge application form found by clicking here. Bring the completed form to our administrative office:

Department of Emergency Medicine
The University of Maryland
The Paca-Pratt Building
110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201

After the form has been signed by Nina Van Cleave or her designee, take the form and a current picture identification card to the following location to receive your ID badge.

The Security Service Center
Shock Trauma Center, Room T1R83
The University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Open Monday through Friday
7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.

You may park at the Baltimore Grand Garage. We will supply free parking passes, which may be picked up at our administrative office. You may park at the Pratt Street Garage. We supply free parking you, however, there is only one parking swipe-card and hang-tag available to allow you access into the parking garage. Each month the current rotator will need to pass the parking swipe-card and hang-tag to the next scheduled resident. Please do not lose the card or tag, as that will result in cancellation of free parking for everyone.

A map and directions to the parking garages may be found at

If you have any questions, please contact
Ms. Nina L. Van Cleave
EM Residency Coordinator
University of Maryland
The Paca-Pratt Building
110 S. Paca Street, 6th Floor, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
Click here to Email Me