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
Location: ALGH
Tara Murphy;
Telephone: 847-723-6479
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: Yes
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 50-75
Inpatient: 40-50
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:

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

Updated: 9/29/14