M3 Elective Offerings 2017-08-23T16:27:04+00:00

M3 Elective Offerings

M3 Elective Offerings were created as an opportunity for M3 students to be exposed to specialties during a two week experience.  These electives may also be taken in the M4 year based on availability.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM:  Completion of M3 Surgery Core Clerkship is not required.

PURPOSE:   To provide a broad exposure to the various aspects of plastic,reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including basic wound care, repair of major wounds of the trunk, extremities, face and head; aspects of aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction; introduction to maxillofacial trauma and craniofacial surgery (including cleft lip and palate); head and neck cancer and reconstruction; familiarization with basic techniques such as wound closure, Z-plasty, skin grafts and soft tissue flaps.


COMPETENCIES: 
  Thorough working knowledge of all the various aspects of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.


INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: 
Students participate in all clinical and educational activities of the Division in the clinics, wards and the operating room. Instructional methods will include one-on-one teaching between student(s), house staff and faculty members. In the clinics students will be given the opportunity to participate in patient evaluation, surgical planning and rational for each procedure. They will also be given the opportunity to examine selected patients and write H+P’s.  In the operating room students will participate in surgical procedures and will be given the opportunity to practice and master suturing techniques with patients and specimens. During surgical procedures students will be constantly educated in issue of local anatomy and physiology, rational for procedures, possible outcomes, and follow up management.


ASSESSMENT: 
 Subjective clinical evaluation by faculty and/or residents at the end of the rotation.


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number:  ELEC 679
Location: UI Health
Program Director:  Mimis Cohen, MD   Email:  mncohen@uic.edu
Program Coordinator: Erin J. McGinn       Email: emcginn@uic.edu
Telephone:  312.996.9313  Fax:  312-413-0495

Duration:  2 weeks
Night Call: 
 No
Weekends: 
No
Students Accepted: 
Min.1  Max.2
Housestaff Used as Faculty:  
Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study: 
None
Outpatient: 
 75-90 per week in the outpatient clinics
Inpatient: 
15-20 operative procedures per week and 4-10 inpatients per week
Total Hours /Week: 
45 hours/week

Scheduling Information: Please contact Tricia Harvat at babcockt@uic.edu to schedule an elective.

Reporting Instructions:   Please call or email Erin McGinn a week before the rotation begins and she will put you in contact with the Chief Resident.

Updated:  7/18/17

UNDAMENTALS OF WOUND CARE

 

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Completion of M3 Surgery Core Clerkship is not required.

PURPOSE: To provide medical and surgical experience to the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. This is including but not limited to the treatment of wounds of various etiologies such as diabetic, surgical, venous,arterial, and pressure wounds. Also, instruction is provided related specifically to debridement, skin substitutes, biopsies, as well as the use of wound healing modalities and negative pressure wound therapy.


COMPETENCIES: 
Students will review and understand the fundamental principles of wound healing and the physiologic sequelae of diabetes and malnutrition. Students will also gain knowledge of basic wound care and the management of complex wounds.


INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES:
Students will participate in all aspects of the wound healing service, including and not limited to the care of inpatient and outpatient wound care problems, skin grafting and other surgical procedures both in an inpatient and outpatient setting, clinic, didactic, and attendance in weekly journal clubs. Number of patients/week: 20-40 inpatients and30-50 outpatients. Minimum of 2 weeks on rotation.


ASSESSMENT:
Subjective clinical evaluation by faculty.


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 218

Location: UI Health
Program Director: W. Ennis, DO
Coordinator:  Shelley Curtis   Email: sacurtis@uic.edu
Telephone: 312-996-3253
For Scheduling Elective contact:  Tricia Harvat  Email: babcockt@uic.edu
Duration: 2 weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: 1 weekend
Students Accepted: Min. 1  Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0 hours
Outpatient: 20 hours
Inpatient: 18 hours
Total Hours/Week: 38

Reporting Instructions: Students should contact the coordinator a week in advance of the rotation to receive the schedule.

Updated:  10/12/15

FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSPLANT

DESCRIPTION:

Special Features:

1. Direct involvement and patient care opportunity under direct supervision of transplant attending surgeons.
2. Exposure to customized didactic sessions on transplant surgery and critical care
3. Participation in multiple organ donor procurements, both at UIC as well as outside (may involve chartered flights). These procedures are excellent opportunity to review and view surgical anatomy.
4. Participation in organ transplant procedures
5. Participation in transplant candidate evaluation


Service Organization

The transplantation section cares for patients involved in kidney,pancreas, and liver pre-transplant evaluation, transplantation, and post-transplant management. The working day is organized around morning work rounds, typically occurring at 7:30 am and briefer afternoon rounds at about 4:00 pm

Monday and Thursday are our scheduled operating days and typically will include living donor kidney transplants, vascular access surgery for hemodialysis patients and general surgery for transplant patients. Sometimes living donor liver or small bowel transplantation may take place as elective cases. Depending on elective surgery schedules,morning round may occur earlier than 6:30 am.

Necessarily, liver and pancreas transplants, as well as about half of the kidney transplants, occur on an urgent basis dictated by the availability of cadaver organ donors. This makes the schedule always contingent and subject to sudden revision.

There are no in-house calls for students. However, all surgery cases off hours are open for participation to interested students.

Newly-coming students shall contact Dr. Hoonbae Jeon by email (jeonhb@uic.edu) prior to the first day of rotation to set up an appointment for introductory learning session. The feedback for the rotation will be given at the end of rotation. Without these two sessions the rotation shall not be considered complete. In his absence, Dr. Ivo Tzvetanov (itzveta@uic.edu) will cover.

Students shall make their contact information available to the team of house staff and the attending on their first day of rotation.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

PROGRAM NUMBER:  ELEC 677

COORDINATOR:  Ivo Tzvetanov, MD
EMAIL:  itzveta@uic.edu
SITE: UI Health
STUDENTS ACCEPTED:  Max – 4

Scheduling Information: Please contact Tricia Harvat at babcockt@uic.edu to schedule an elective.

Approved: 7/18/17

FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY – AIMMC

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Completion of Surgery Core M3 Clerkship is required.

PURPOSE:
Students rotating on our service will contribute to and learn from the care of cancer patients. They will participate in daily rounds and conferences, multidisciplinary tumor board, and scrub in to the operating room. A dedicated surgical oncology outpatient clinic will also be attended with the opportunity for the student to work-up new patients and to follow-up on patients they cared for.

COMPETENCIES:

Rotation objectives include:

–  understanding the principles of diagnosis and curative surgical treatment of patients with neoplasia

–  comprehension of multidisciplinary treatment principles for patients with cancer

–  studying the biology and natural history of neoplasia

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES:  Students will be involved in the surgery of patients with cancer, including skin/soft tissue,endocrine, breast, GI/colon, and hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver/pancreas) malignancies.  They will follow these patients on daily rounds and in the clinic working directly with an attending. Students will have exposure to intraoperative ultrasound and operative planning using 3D cross-sectional imaging. Opportunity for clinical investigation may be provided, and laboratory experience when requested/appropriate.Instructional methods: Daily morning surgical didactics (1hr), Bedside and teaching rounds, outpatient surgical oncology clinic, multidisciplinary tumor board conference, and student presentations.

ASSESSMENT: clinical evaluation by faculty

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number:  ELEC 693
Location:  AIMMC/Creticos Cancer Center
Program Director: A. Maker, MD  Coordinator: Maria Garcia  Email: maria-i.garcia@advocatehealth.com
Telephone: 773-296-5945   Fax: 773-296-5051
Duration: 2 weeks
Night Call:
Weekends: Yes
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study: 2-4 hours
Outpatient: 8
Inpatient: 36
Total Hours /Week: 44

Reporting Instructions: On Monday students should report at 7:00 am to the Department of Surgery, Room 4807 (Elevator 2 to the 4th floor) for Mandatory hospital orientation. Questions or concerns contact Student Coordinator.

KEYWORDS: Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

 

Approved:  9/19/12

FUNDAMENTALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.

PURPOSE:
Themajor objective of this program is to provide senior medical studentswith an in-depth experience in peripheral vascular surgery.Additionally, students will be given the opportunity to function asjunior house officers.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: Thestudent will be involved in the initial diagnostic work-up, theoperative procedure and postoperative care and follow-up of patients onthe vascular surgery service. Time will be spent in a non-invasivevascular laboratory so that these diagnostic techniques maybe learned.The student will scrub on those patients for which she/he is responsibleand will be able to perform some basic surgical procedures. The studentwill also have the opportunity to participate actively in the frequentconferences and case presentations on ward rounds. The student will gainexperience in the care of patients with a variety of vascular diseaseincluding, but not limited to, carotid disease, PVD, aortic and venousdisease. At the end of rotation, students will also be expected toprepare a short presentation on a topic related to vascular disease.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 702
Location: UI Health
Program Director: M. Borhani, M.D., mborhani@uic.edu
Assistant Program Director: Dr. Havelka  Email:  ghavel1@uic.edu
Coordinator: Shellie Cross, shelliec@uic.edu
Telephone: 312-996-8459
Duration: 2 Weeks
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty contact: 4
Night Call: No
Laboratory: 0
Weekends: Yes, depending on case and patient volume
Outpatient: 8
Students accepted: Min. 1, Max. 2
Inpatient: 28
Housestaff used as Faculty: Yes
Total hours/week:
40

KEYWORDS: Please contact coordinators 2 weeks prior to your scheduled vascular rotation

Updated: 10/9/15

FUNDAMENTALS OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY & ROBOTICS

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Completion of Core M3 Clinical Clerkships is not required.

PURPOSE: 
This elective is intended for students interested in General Surgery with an emphasis on using minimally invasive surgery i.e. laparoscopic and robotic approaches.  The elective will allow students to experience all areas of operations involving abdomen-hepatopancreato biliary surgery, for gut operations, and colo/rectal surgery, thoracic, endocrine-thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid for benign and malignant pathology, bariatric surgery and some procedures involving transplantation-kidney.

COMPETENCIES:
Thorough working knowledge of minimally invasive procedures using both laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: In addition to bedside,didactic rounds and outpatient clinics the students will also have the rare opportunity to try hands on simulation models and access to animals and the robotic lab when feasible with resident training.  Students will also be involved in divisional conferences and student presentations. Number of patients/week: 20   Inpatients and outpatients:60. Minimum of 4 weeks on rotation.

ASSESSMENT: Subjective clinical evaluation by faculty.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Requests to schedule this elective should be emailed directly to Tricia Harvat.

Program Number: ELEC 219
Location: UI Health
Program Director: Francesco Bianco, MD
Scheduling requests: Tricia Harvat – babcockt@uic.edu
Coordinator: Muriel Chen – yining@uic.edu
Phone: 312-355-1493
Duration: 2 weeks
Night Call:
Weekends:
YesStudents Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 4
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study:  2-4 Hours
Outpatient: 6
Inpatient:
22
Total Hours /Week: 36

Reporting Instructions: The General Surgery team will wait for you at 6:15am at the surgery work room on the 8th floor. For assistance you can: Page the resident on call, pager #4101 (Dial 136from any campus phone and follow prompt instructions or dial312-996-2242 then enter pager 4101) or contact Dr. Bianco: email:biancofm@uic.edu, Pager 800.221.9116.

KEYWORDS: General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

Updated: 7/6/16

Fundamentals of Orthopaedics

PREREQUISITES:  Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkships in Ob/Gyn or Surgery.

PURPOSE: The student should be able to perform physical examination of the musculoskeletal system, and should have the knowledge of principles, normal and abnormal findings of the various imaging modalities of the musculoskeletal system such as x-ray, tomograms, CT scan, MRI, and various nuclear scans. The student should also have theknowledge of etiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology of the common musculoskeletal system disorders to be able to establish and formulate a treatment program.

COMPETENCIES:  In the process of completing this course students acquire the following competencies:
•   Diagnose and manage musculoskeletal trauma encountered in the emergency room or in primary care settings;
•   Evaluate and treat low back pain, tendon and joint injuries, and degenerative joint disease;
•   Recognize and evaluate musculoskeletal diseases and abnormalities that require specialized treatment.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES:
 Students will be assigned to the University of Illinois Hospital and clinics. The student will be assigned to the various services in small groups and will attend outpatient and inpatient activities. They will be provided with hands-on experience in examining the musculoskeletal system and in diagnosing and managing the various muscoloskeletal diseases. Students will rotate through the Orthopaedic Service Monday through Friday. Lectures and conferences will be conducted on Wednesday mornings. Students will be loaned the recommended reading textbook to be used during the two week rotation.

ASSESSMENT:  Student performance will be evaluated by Residents using the College of Medicine Clerkship Evaluation forms. Factors going into this will be performance skills and knowledge gained in patient evaluation and a written examination.
Recommended reading: Blueprints Orthopaedics, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Program Number:  ELEC 340
Location:  UI Health
Program Director:  Alfonso Mejia, MD (amejia@uic.edu)
Program Coordinator:  Susan King (orthomed@uic.edu)
Telephone:  312-996-7161 and 312-996-0223
Duration:  2 Weeks
Night Call:  Optional
Weekends:  Optional
Students Accepted:  1
Housestaff Used as Faculty:  
Yes
Inpatient/Faculty Contact:  4
Laboratory/Independent Study:  0
Outpatient:  36
Total Hours /Week:  40

Reporting Instructions:  Report to the Department of Orthopaedics, Room E290, for Orientation at 6:30 AM on the first day of the rotation. The Department of Orthopaedics is located at 835 S. Wolcott Ave Chicago, IL 60612.

Approved 7/31/17

Fundamentals of Otolaryngology

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: There are no prerequisites, but familiarity with sterile procedures and the operating room are helpful.

PURPOSE: This rotation is targeted toward those students interested in pursuing general knowledge about Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  It is likely that many of the students on this rotation are not anticipating a future in Oto-HNS.  However, head and neck complaints account for numerous primary care visits.  This rotation will be valuable for those who intend a career in primary care medicine, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine and radiology. The basic skills needed to perform a thorough head and neck examination will be demonstrated and students can gain exposure to pathologic disease processes.  Students will be assigned clinic and operating room experiences to become familiar with general Otolaryngology but may observe some of subspecialty practices.

Students on this elective are expected to play a role in the inpatient care and in operating room procedures. Students will be introduced head and neck pathology clinically as well as histopathologically.  In the outpatient clinic, students may observe some basic endoscopic evaluation (rhinoscopy, flexible fiberoptic examinations).
In the operating room, students will be taught the basic operative techniques needed for maintenance of sterility, closure of surgical wounds, and prevention of complications. Because many of the areas in the head and neck have a very small working area, students are not scrubbed for all procedures, but endoscopic procedures are typically displayed on monitors.

COMPETENCIES:

-Perform a general head and neck examination;
-Recognize common disease states in the head and neck;
-Be able to initiate appropriate differential diagnosis and parts of the work-up for common head and neck disorders;
-Understand medical management of common disease states;
-Perform procedures to manage common disease states such as epistaxis, simple lacerations, nasal fractures, ear wax, tonsillitis/pharyngitis and tracheostomy problems.

We also expect that students will demonstrate professionalism, cultural competence and will display appropriate interactions with patients.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: This elective program includes student participation in outpatient and inpatient care of Otolaryngology-HNS patients. Students on the elective will be expected to play a pro-active role in care and management of Otolaryngology inpatients.  Students perform history and physical examinations, form initial differential diagnoses, develop a plan for further work-up of disease processes and suggest proper management. As unique diseases arise, students are asked to perform library research to gain a deeper understanding of the disease process encountered.Students may be asked to present a patient to an attending in clinic and should anticipate questions so that the student is able to justify management decisions.  Students are provided with reading/online resources for self-directed study.

ASSESSMENT: Student performance is evaluated by house staff and attending faculty with exposure to the student using the standard College of Medicine Clerkship Evaluation form. Knowledge and skills are rated during patient care situations and throughout the course of students’ didactic discussions with various faculty members.  Successful completion of the course also requires a passing grade on the test that will be administered at the end of the rotation.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number:  ELEC 343
Location:
UI Health
Program Director:  
Jeffrey Yu, MD
Program Coordinator:  Caleigh Shaw
Please email the program coordinator directly to request permission to schedule this elective.
Email: caleigh@uic.edu
Telephone:
312-996-1545
Duration: 
2 weeks
Night Call: 
No
Weekends: 
No
Students Accepted: 
2 Min / 4 Max
Housestaff used as Faculty:
Yes
Inpatient / Faculty Contact:
Yes
Laboratory / Independent Study: 
5
Outpatient: 
No
Inpatient: 
Yes
Total Hours / Week:
40

Reporting Instructions:  Report to the coordinator at 1855 W. Taylor, EEI, Room 242.
Reporting Time:  9:00 am
Updated: 6/26/17

Fundamentals of Urology


PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM:
Students must be a current M3 student.

PURPOSE: Student clerks spend two weeks on the inpatient and outpatient Urology Service at University of Illinois Hospital.  The student will be assigned to the urologic service and will be supervised by an attending urologist.

COMPETENCIES:
In the process of completing this course, students acquire the following competencies:

-Perform a urologic history and examination sufficient to recognize commonly encountered urologic problems;
-Learn the principles of abdominal, prostate, and external male genitalia examination required for common urologic diagnosis;
-Develop ability to provide appropriate differential diagnoses for symptoms and physical findings encountered;

-Observe and become familiar with the common diagnostic procedures utilized by urologists to diagnose urologic disease;

-Become familiar with the various urologic subspecialty areas and understand what compromises appropriate therapy for the most common urologic diseases.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The clinical clerkship comprises a two-week rotation with an orientation at the beginning. Dependent upon the hospital assignment, each student will have the opportunity to attend various conferences relating to urologic patient care. Students will also have the opportunity to observe both inpatient and outpatient urologic care, common urologic diagnostic procedures, both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. At the end of the rotation, the student should have gained a practical knowledge of the clinical field of urology, as well as a basic understanding of the more commonly encountered urological problems.

ASSESSMENT: Completion of an on-line College of Medicine “Final Course Evaluation” is required before receiving a final grade.

Recommended textbooks:  None required.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Program Number:  ELEC 383
Location:  MHMC/ALGH/SFH/WSVA/ACMC/UI Health/AIMMC
Program Director: Ervin Kocjancic, MD (ervkoc@gmail.com)
Program Coordinator: Kristin Anderson (krisand@uic.edu)
Telephone: 312-996-9331
Duration: 2 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min: 1  Max 4
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
Yes
Inpatient: 12
Outpatient: 25
Laboratory/Independent Study:
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:  820 S. Wood St., Suite 515
Reporting Time: 
7:00 am

KEY WORDS: Urologic diagnoses, urologic diagnostic procedures, urologic therapy.

Updated:  6/26/17