IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93MJ700 — CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Description:

Clinical experience in diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and connective tissue disease including, e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, arteritis, scleroderma and polymyositis. Participation in techniques of diagnostic arthrocentesis and synovial fluid analysis. Interpretation of radiologic and histologic material and standard clinical serologic tests (e.g., for antinuclear antibodies; rheumatoid factors, complement, dysproteinemias). Students will work-up selected patients with acute and chronic connective tissue disease and participate in outpatient clinics, optional inpatient rounds and clinical conferences. Students interested in rheumatic diseases of childhood may include pediatric rheumatology clinics as part of this rotation on a space available basis.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Linda Cucci (lcucci@iu.edu)

Director: Renee Moenning, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Eskenazi Health Services, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Outpatient Clinic (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Steven Hugenberg, MD; Mary R. Jacobs, MD; Renee Moenning, MD; Michael C. Blakley, Jr., MD; Golda James, MD; Raquel Cuchacovich, MD; Kashif Mufti, MD; Mrisa Sahai, MD; Mazen Elyan, MD; Sarah Perryman, DO.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Identify clinical manifestations of common rheumatic diseases(i)e), systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vasculitis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, Sjogren

Assessment

  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation; Students will be assessed by their performance in clinical discussions and outpatient clinics, as observed by the staff rheumatologist). Formal evaluation will be done through the Standardized IUSM assessment tool:

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: 16-20

Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 15% Lecture/Seminar; 15% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None