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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 45020 - Endocrinology & Diabetes

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This elective is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in dealing with patients with various endocrine disorders. The experiences include inpatient work-ups of endocrine cases, at the Regional One Health or at the VA Hospital. Inpatient care at the VA includes private patients of the endocrine faculty and consultations from other services for endocrine management. The Regional One Health inpatient care consists of consultations from various departments for management of patients with endocrine-metabolic problems. These include at both hospitals patients with brittle diabetes, pre- and post-operative management of diabetic patients with pancreas-kidney transplants, and diabetic patients who have had kidney or liver transplants. Other cases include work-up and management of patients with pituitary tumor, thyroid disorders, hypoglycemia, hyper- and hypocortisolism, hirsuitism with insulin resistance, metabolic bone disease and disorders of calcium, and pregnant patients with diabetes or thyroid problems. Since this elective is designed as a comprehensive course in clinical endocrinology, the students also participate in out-patient clinics at the Regional One Health (once a week) and at the VAMC (once a week), where an average of 1-2 patients are evaluated by the students at each clinic. In addition, there are about 12 lectures on major endocrine topics/month (three times weekly), walking rounds, two conferences weekly, weekly Interhospital Rounds, Journal Club, and Lipid Conference conducted by the faculty and/or fellows. At the end of this elective, the students should be familiar with most of the common endocrine problems and particularly cognizant in the management of patients with diabetes. No weekend or evening call.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: VA Medical Center and Regional One Health
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: S. Solomon - solomon.solomon@va.gov
Spring - Instructor of Record: S. Solomon - solomon.solomon@va.gov
Course Coordinator: Stefano Cannioto - scannio1@uthsc.edu - 901-448-6809

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: No

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