Elective Title: 18ME711 — CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
The objective of this course is to give the advanced student experience in diagnosis and clinical management of patients with endocrine disorders. A motivated student will be exposed to a busy clinical endocrinology practice with community endocrinologists. The primary setting will be outpatient practice with occasional hospital consultative duties. A student will take histories and conduct physical examinations in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Students are exposed to the role of diabetes management, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and other endocrine disorders, and common endocrine disorders seen in the hospital consultative service. The student shall participate with the internal medicine residency program and attend clinical conferences, grand rounds, and morning report.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Elaine Wisner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: J. Matthew Neal, M.D.
Location: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)
Other Faculty: C. Kurt Alexander, M.D., Liliana Garcia Vargas, M.D.
- 1) Describe the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus (PC2)
- 2) Discuss the basic management of diabetes in the outpatient setting and hospital (MK4)
- 3) Describe the diagnosis and management of common endocrine disorders relating to the thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid, gonadal, and adrenal systems (MK4)
- 4) Take an appropriate medical history (PC1)
- 5) Perform an appropriate physical examination (PC1)
- 6) Create (with the assistance of written and online resources) an appropriate initial management plan for patients with common endocrine diseases (PC3)
- 1. Written examination (50 questions, one best answer)( multiple choice examination on general endocrinology topics) 2. Observation of clinical performance [Clinical Performance Evaluation Form]; (Clinical observation: attending's observation and evaluation of history taking and physical examination skills) 3. Oral Communication Rubric1. 4. Patient case presentations/discussions: attending's evaluation.
Prerequisites: 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40 (8am - 5pm M-F)
Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 20% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library/Research
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Every effort will be made to provide housing; arrangements will be made prior to arrival.
Third Year Elective? No
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: students on all our rotations have the opportunity to work on collaborative teams with nurses, psychologists, and other professionals as mentioned. For the endocrinology rotation, this would include diabetes educators, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, attendance at interdisciplinary conferences, etc.
Service Learning Included: None