PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed M3 Medicine Core Clerkship.
PURPOSE: A four week rotation designed to expose the student to the common and, at times, the rare endocrine and metabolic disorders through both in-hospital consultations and office practice. Through this clinical exposure, the student will be able to expand upon his/her knowledge of the actions of specific hormones and their role in normal body functions and disease states. While hospital patients will be seen, this rotation will involve mostly outpatient endocrine evaluations.
• To learn to manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• To learn to diagnose and treat complications of diabetes
• To learn how to recognize, work-up, and treat hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and the thyroid nodules
• To appreciate the presentation and learn how to work-up the more esoteric endocrine disorders
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : The student will develop the ability to perform a complete endocrinologic evaluation and interpret the results of both physical examination and laboratory findings. In addition, there will be Endocrinology conferences, Nuclear Medicine-Thyroid Conferences and impromptu didactic sessions for the student to attend.
Program Number: ELEC 613
Coordinator: Tara Murphy; firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Total Hours /Week: 40
All M4s will be emailed reporting instructions the week prior to their start date.
Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.
KEYWORDS: Endocrinology, diabetes, thyroid
Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions