Please note that you now have the option to search and sort electives based on department. You can also search electives based on the following criteria:
Description:This two-week elective is designed to give third year medical students exposure to the practice of emergency medicine. The student will be in direct contact with emergency medicine faculty and residents to gain exposure to the common pathologies, procedures, interdisciplinary interactions, and professional lifestyles commonly experienced in the specialty.
Course Director: Nash Whitaker, M.D.
Location: All affiliated emergency departments in the academic health center
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:James Graber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Number of weeks a student must contact faculty prior to beginning elective: 2
Availability with Max Students: 1 per 2 Weeks
Prerequisites: Third Year status
Elective Type Category: Career Exploration
Duty Hours: 45-50 Hrs/Wk/week
Tags: Emergency Medicine; Career Exploration
Description:This is a 2-week Career exploration elective designed to give the student exposure to the a specific sub-specialty within the discipline of Internal Medicine. Students will elect the Internal Medicine Sub-specialty of their choice including General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology, Palliative Care Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, and Geriatrics. Time will be allocated depending on the specialty chosen. For example, Endocrinology will involve mostly outpatient clinic time with some inpatient time. Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine would involve time in the ICU, Pulmonary clinic, the bronchoscopy suite, and pulmonary function test reading. Thus, the 2-week elective would be structured to fit the sub-specialty.
Course Director: Joseph P. Smith, M.D.
Location: Multiple sites statewide
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Cassandra Laughlin (email@example.com)
Other Faculty: Faculty will be determined based on the sub-specialty chosen and faculty availability. The Chair of the Division will be used as a resource to identify appropriate faculty. For center sites, the site coordinators and physician service line leaders will be used as resources to identify appropriate faculty.
Number of weeks a student must contact faculty prior to beginning elective: 8
Availability with Max Students: 3 per month
Duty Hours: Will follow IUSM Work Hours Policy/week
Tags: Medicine; Career Exploration
Description:This is a 2-week Career exploration elective designed to give the student exposure to the discipline of General Surgery. The student's time will be divided among the surgical faculty to observe general surgery including breast, colo-rectal, endocrine, and forgut surgery. Time will be allocated for experiences in the clinics on the wards, and in the operating room with direct faculty contact and resident team experience.
Course Director: Hadley E. Ritter, M.D., FACS
Location: IU Health North
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Megan Rendina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other Faculty: Jennifer Choi MD, Bruce Robb MD, Don Selzer MD, Kandi Ludwig MD, Ambar Banerjee MD, Demetrios Stefinidis MD, Annabelle Butler MD.
Number of weeks a student must contact faculty prior to beginning elective: 4
Duty Hours: 50-60 hours per week/week
Residents are involved in the teaching of this course.
Tags: Surgery; Career Exploration
Description:This 2-week course intends to provide a broad experience of surgical practice regarding common pediatric surgery conditions at Riley Hospital for Children. The focus of the elective will be the outpatient patient evaluation and management for routine and complex pediatric surgery conditions. Opportunities for operative care and participation in the operating room will be utilized for exposure to routine pediatric surgery conditions and for participant's personal interest in exposure to surgical interventions in pediatric surgery care. Inpatient experiences will be offered through participation in attending rounds.
Course Director: Alan Ladd, M.D.
Location: Riley Hospital
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Dr. Alan Ladd (email@example.com); cc Megan Rendina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other Faculty: Matt Landman, Brian Gray, Cartland Burns, Thomas Rouse, Fred Rescorla, Deborah Billmire
Duty Hours: At least 40 hours per week including self-directed learning time./week
radiology & imaging sciences
Description:This course is a two week elective that allow the student to explore lnterventional Radiology (IR) as a potential career interest. IR is a clinical subspecialty that utilizes minimally-invasive procedures under imaging guidance to treat a variety of vascular and non-vascular pathologies in nearly all organ systems. This elective will allow the interested student to work alongside IR fellows, residents, and staff in the procedure room, reading room, and clinic. The student will be involved in all aspects of patient care, including inpatient rounding, outpatient clinic workup, pre-procedural evaluation, intra-procedural care, and post-procedural management. This elective is designed to provide the student with a complete understanding of academic IR practice by providing hands-on experience and instruction regarding the role of IR in a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions. Additionally, this course is a shorter duration to allow a student in their 3rd or 4th year to explore IR as a field of interest without requiring the student to use their entire elective month. The student will spend two weeks at either University Hospital, Riley Hospital, Eskenazi, IU North, or IU West. During this time the student will attend morning lectures followed by clinical work. At the end of the course, the student will be required to write a reflective essay of 500 words or less.
Course Director: Michael Schacht, M.D., MBA
Location: University Hospital, Riley Hospital, Eskenazi, IU West, IU North
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Dr. Schacht(email@example.com)
Other Faculty: David Agarwal MD, W. Brooks Davis MD, Matthew S Johnson MD, Mark Gorrie DO, Thomas Casciani MD, Sabah D Butty MD, Francis Marshalleck MD, Jeffrey Ramkaransingh MD, Eric Beckley MD, Maximilian Pyko DO, Paul Haste MD
Availability with Max Students: 2
Duty Hours: 50-60/week./week
Tags: Radiology; Career Exploration
Description:This 2 week elective will allow students to experience diverse aspects of Radiology, shedding light on what it is like to be a radiology resident or staff radiologist. Students will gain appreciation for the different roles of a radiologist as a diagnostician, proceduralist, consultant, learner and educator.
Course Director: Richard Gunderman, M.D.
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Dr. Gunderman(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other Faculty: Radiology faculty and residents
Availability with Max Students: 4 per 2 Wks
Duty Hours: 32-40 hrs/wk./week
Description:This two weeks elective will provide exposure to renal surgery and will be suitable for students interested in
considering urology, surgery or nephrology as a career. There will be one on one interaction with the course
director and the fellow. However, other urology faculty and residents in the University Hospital will be
involved as required to provide the best experience for the student. The student will observe or assist in the
operating rooms during laparoscopic, robotic and open renal and adrenal surgery. Renal pathologies/
conditions treated will include cancer, obstruction, kidney donation, and stones. The student will be involved
once a week during outpatient clinic. The student will also observe renal transplant surgery on one of the
days. Will attend the weekly two hour urology department teaching / didactic sessions. Experience with
oncology(renal cancer) or nephrology can be arranged based on student interest.
Course Director: Chandru P. Sundaram, M.D., FACS
Primary Contact for Adds/Drops:Dr. Sundaram (email@example.com)
Duty Hours: About 40 hours per week/week
Tags: Urology; Career Exploration