Visiting Medical Student Electives

Electives by Department

 


ALHS Allied Health Sciences OBGY Obstetrics and Gynecology
ANES Anesthesiology ORTH Orthopaedic Surgery
BINF Biomedical Informatics PATH Pathology
BIOM Biomedical Sciences PEDS Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
EMER Emergency Medicine PROF Profession of Medicine
FMED Family and Community Medicine PSYC Psychiatry
IND Independent Study RAD Radiology
MEHL Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law RES Research
MED Medicine SIM Medical Simulation
MEDE Medical Engineering SURG Surgery
MEDU Medical Education    

 

All Electives

Credits:

4.00

Directors:
K. Redinger
Grading:
Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail
Prerequisites:
Completion of Core Clerkships
Description:

Advanced Emergency Medicine elective provides experiences with a diverse set of patients spanning all ages and experiencing many pathological conditions that present to the emergency department. Students are expected to perform the initial patient assessment, formulate a differential diagnosis and problem list, present the patient to a senior resident or attending physician, write orders, interpret diagnostic studies, discuss patients with consultants, perform or assist with procedures under supervision, write discharge instructions, and facilitate admissions and transfers.

Credits:

4

Directors:
W. Lackey, K. Bovid
Grading:
Pass/Fail
Prerequisites:
Completion of Core Clerkships
Offered:
All weeks
Description:

Designed for the 4th year medical student with a potentially strong interest in pursuing orthopaedic surgery as a career. Patient care involvement will be both in the outpatient clinics and operating room. There will also be opportunities to be involved with emergency department and in-patient consultations. Students will be required to take evening call and will be paired with a resident. Students will have opportunities to work with a variety of faculty that are fellowship trained in the different subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. There will also be opportunities to work closely with orthopaedic residents. Students will learn musculoskeletal history taking skills, the details of a musculoskeletal physical examination, interpretation of radiographs and advanced imaging techniques, treatment options including both non-operative and operative management, surgical approaches to include both soft tissue and bone handling techniques, and implant specifics. There will be a lectureship series for students given by the faculty. A fundamental knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy will be important. Prerequisites will be satisfactory passing grade from the M3 general surgery core clerkship.