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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED1 4140/F - Rheumatology

Cr Hrs: 3.5, 7
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3.5 or 7 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 rheumatology elective provides in-depth clinical experience in Rheumatology. The student will attend all teaching rounds and conferences including primer reviews and radiology conferences. Interested students may study a clinical and/or laboratory problem under the direct supervision of one of the rheumatology faculty. The student is responsible for the evaluation and care of inpatient consultations, and the care of outpatients with arthritis and connective tissue diseases. The student will learn how to approach examinations, diagnosis and treatment of patients with rheumatic diseases. Students will be trained in joint aspiration and injection by the staff or rheumatology fellow. The focus is on ambulatory care of common rheumatic problems.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Regional One Health and VA Medical Center
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of (MED1-3001/F or MED2-3001/F or MED3-3001/F or MED4-3001/F) or (FME1-3001/F or FME2-3001/F or FME3-3001/F or FME4-3001/F)

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Debendra Pattanaik -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Debendra Pattanaik -
Course Coordinator: Stefano Cannioto - - 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

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