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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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MED3 4070/F - Endocrinology & Diabetes

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 elective is designed to provide an opportunity for students to observe both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and management of patients with a wide variety of endocrine disorders, including thyroid and parathyroid disease, osteoporosis, multiple endocrine neoplasia, pituitary disorders, etc. Students will participate in patient care, evaluation, and management, and requested inpatient consults. Students will work under the direct supervision of a clinical endocrinologist. Students can observe patients undergoing thyroid ultrasounds and U/S-guided fine needle biopsies of thyroid nodules. Students will be able to gain experience in evaluation and intensive outpatient management of diabetic patients using insulin pumps, continuous glucose sensing, and multiple daily injection regimens.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
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: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Asma Khan -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Asma Khan -
Course Coordinator: Joyce Poke - - 423-778-6670

Prior Authorization: Yes
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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