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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
ALLERGY-IMMUNOLOGY CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  One (1).

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Four (4) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  Yes.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Third or fourth year.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS).
  • Students from other uniformed services and civilian students from mainland schools are welcome on a space-available basis from November to May (excluding December).
  • All students (except USUHS and University of Hawai'i) will apply using the Clerkship Application form.
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304 for clerkship request.
  • The Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate rotation official upon receipt of the application and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • The clinical clerkship is an outpatient-based rotation covering all aspects of both adult and pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • The student will interview, examine and develop a differential diagnosis on two to four patients per day.
  • These patients will be presented to staff physicians and the cases will be discussed.
  • The student will also be exposed to various procedures and tests used in the Allergy Clinic.
  • One half-day will be spent leaning about adult routine and travel immunization.
  • In addition to case presentations there are opportunities for hands-on procedures to include immunizations, and didactic lectures scheduled throughout the month.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.

  • None.
  • Weekends will generally be free of obligation.

REQUIRED READINGS.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.  Each student is expected to attend morning conferences in Department of Medicine or Department of Pediatrics from 0730 to 0900 (7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.).

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • The student will be evaluated on their performance while in the clinic.
  • This evaluation will reflect the student's fund of knowledge, ability to gather information, and synthesize an appropriate plan.
  • The ability to clearly write or dictate notes and consults will also be evaluated.
  • In order to evaluate the student's fund of knowledge a pre- and post-test will be administered.

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