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Tripler Guide 2015
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ENDOCRINOLOGY 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?  No.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  First half of fourth year. And 3rd year USU selective rotations.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year, excluding December.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS).
  • Not offered to civilian students.
  • All students will apply using the Clerkship Application form.
  • The Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate clerkship official upon receipt of the application/form and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • The focus of the rotation is eight weekly clinics that concentrate on diabetes and thyroid disease, but also include an assortment of miscellaneous endocrine-related problems.
  • Two board certified endocrinologists, who provide a teaching interaction with the student on each case that they see, staff the clinics.
  • Teaching is further supplemented by inpatient consults, fine needle aspirations of the thyroid, Diabetes Conference, ENT Tumor Board, and a Nuclear Medicine-Thyroid conference.
  • Emphasis is on the students understanding the pathophysiology of endocrine-related diseases.
  • The one-to-one relationship between the student and staff make this an excellent learning opportunity.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  No call for medical students rotating on this service.

REQUIRED READINGS.  Recommended reading list provided by the service.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.  Each student is expected to attend all Department of Medicine conferences to include Morning Report 0730 to 0815 (7:30 A.M. to 8:15 A.M.) lectures, Grand Rounds, and noon conference educational activities.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • The student’s evaluation will be based on performance on both inpatient and outpatient experiences.
  • This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.

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