2014 - 2015 IU School of Medicine Student Electives

 


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ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY

 

 

93DA750

ADVANCED REGIONAL GROSS ANATOMY

 

Course Director: Dr. Mark Seifert 

 

Other Faculty: Anatomy Department Staff

 

Description:

This course is designed for senior medical students who have chosen (or are in the later stages of choosing) their clinical area of post-graduate medical specialty. Students who enroll will be privileged to assist in laboratory teaching for first year medical students in Gross Anatomy (D503) and it is assumed that this opportunity is at least partial motivation for desiring to participate in this elective. Senior students will be required to prepare prosections and deliver short instructional presentations to the freshmen class at the start of each lab session. In addition, the course permits first hand advanced dissection of basic and applied regional gross anatomy of the human body in any region related to the student's area of clinical interest. Cadaver material is provided for dissection.

 

Goal/Objective:

For elective students to demonstrate their ability to:  

1. Prepare high quality prosected anatomical materials for presentation to MSI's;  

2. Effectively teach the anatomy emphasized in the course; 

3. Draw upon their existing medical knowledge to model the art of using science to guide diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease;

 

Note:

August: Covers study of the Back, Pectoral Region, and Upper Extremity;   September: Covers study of the Thorax and Abdomen;   October: Covers study of the Pelvis and Perineum, and Lower Extremity;   November: Covers study of the Head and Neck


 

Location: Medical Sciences Building, Rm 5035

 

Availability: August - November


 

Number of Units: 1-2 Full time

 

Maximum # of Students: August: 6;   Sep-Nov: 8


 

Prerequisites: 4th year status

 

Course Components: 100% Laboratory

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development

 

 


 

02DA701

CLINICAL GROSS ANATOMY

 

Course Director: Dr. Leslie Hoffman

 

Course Description:

To review gross anatomy via intensive cadaver dissection and radiologic study (plain films, CT, MRI, ultrasound images) with emphasis on clinical syndromes that have clear anatomic correlates.

 

Goal/Objective:

On completion of this elective, the student should be able to: 1) Understand and describe the relationships between form and function for those clinical conditions with distinct anatomic manifestations.

 

Note:

Enrollment needs director's approval


 

Location: IUSM Fort Wayne

 

Availability: All Year


 

Number of Units: 1 Full time

 

Maximum # of Students: 2


 

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

 

Course Components: 40% lab; 10% lecture/seminar; 25% clinical; 25% library research

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development


 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

45DA711

ADVANCED STUDY IN HUMAN GROSS ANATOMY

 

Course Director: Dr. Ernie Talarico 

 

Description:

This course will expose third- and fourth-year students to teaching first-year students. The major components of this elective include the following: 1. Dissection: Dissections and prosections of human cadaveric material will be done under the direct supervision of Dr. Talarico. 2. Teaching: Teaching includes instruction to first-year med students and is divided into 4 components: Discussion/Lecture, Anatomy Lab, PBL Tutorial, and Radiology Workshop.

 

Goal/Objective:

1. Comprehend and discuss the details of gross human anatomical structure and human embryology, and radiography as applied to the study of human structure;

2. Complete skilled, high-quality dissections;

3. Effectively communicate their knowledge of human structure and clinical correlates to first-year medical students;

4. Understand and discuss their role as "teacher" in the medical profession.


 

Location: IUSM Northwest

 

Availability: November


 

Number of Units: 1 Full Time

 

Maximum # of Students: 4


 

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

 

Course Components: 70% Lab Instruction; 10% Presentations; 10% PBL Tutorial Instruction; 10% Prosection

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development

 


 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

 

 

79DA760

ADVANCED CLINICAL ANATOMY

 

Course Director: Dr. James Walker 

 

Other Faculty: Dr. Samar Khirallah

 

Description:

This course is designed for senior medical students who are seeking teaching experiences in Human Gross Anatomy and Embryology. Students will teach in the lecture/discussion and laboratory parts of the course (LCME 501). Locations:  IU School of Medicine - Lafayette:  Lyles Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette. Students will be required to attend all lectures/discussion, clinical correlation conferences and laboratory sessions. Students are expected to spend 32 hours per week in this elective.

 

Goal/Objective:

·        Student will be able to:

·        Construct and deliver a 60 minute lecture to first year medical students enrolled in LCME 501.

·        Demonstrate active participation in a laboratory teaching.

·        Develop at least 25 national board-style multiple choice questions.

·        Demonstrate active participation as an instructor in the gross anatomy course.

·        Identify and employ various teaching styles and methods within the medical school environment.


 

Location: IU School of Medicine - Lafayette

 

Availability: SeptemberNovember only


 

Number of Units: 1 Full Time

 

Maximum # of Students: 2


 

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

 

Course Components: 5% Clinical, 5% Library/Research, 50% Laboratory, 40% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development

 


 

Contact Donna Fulkerson 765-496-7973 or drf@purdue.edu prior to enrollment

 

 

79DA770

ADVANCED CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE

 

Course Director: Dr. James Walker 

 

Other Faculty: Dr. Samar Khirallah

 

Description:

This course is designed for senior medical students who are seeking teaching experiences in Human Neuroscience. Students will teach in the lecture/discussion and laboratory parts of the course (LCME 507). Locations:  IU School of Medicine - Lafayette:  Lyles Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette. Students will be required to attend all lectures/discussion, clinical correlation conferences and laboratory sessions. Students are expected to spend 32 hours per week in this elective.

 

 

Goal/Objective:

Student will be able to:

·        Construct and deliver a 90 minute lecture to first year medical students enrolled in LCME 507.

·        Demonstrate active participation in laboratory teaching and evaluation.

·        Develop at least 25 national board-style multiple choice questions.

·        Demonstrate active participation in the Human Neuroscience course.

·        Identify and employ various teaching styles and methods within the medical school environment.

 

Location: IU School of Medicine - Lafayette

 

Availability: January – February only


 

Number of Units: 1 Full Time

 

Maximum # of Students: 2


 

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

 

Course Components: 5% Clinical, 5% Library/Research, 50% Laboratory, 40% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development

 


 

Contact Donna Fulkerson 765-496-7973 or drf@purdue.edu prior to enrollment

 

 

 

93DA990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN ANATOMY

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.

 


ANESTHESIA

 

The Department of Anesthesia offers senior electives that cover most of subspecialty areas in anesthesia. One month rotations are available in surgical anesthesia for adults or children, obstetrical anesthesia, pain management, and surgical critical care medicine. During elective rotations, the student is expected to attend Core Curriculum lectures, Journal Clubs, and Mortality-Morbidity Conferences. During these various electives, the student should expect to be exposed to some or all of the following areas: 
 

·       Use of ultrasound for needle guidance, diagnosis and monitoring

·       Regional Anesthesia

 

Students may contact the Office of the Chair (274-4763) for further information. Those students considering a residency in Anesthesiology are advised to schedule their Anesthesia elective in the first six months of the academic year.

 

Department of Anesthesia

 

 

 

93AN710

ADULT ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director: Dr. Matthew Warner

 

Other Faculty: Anesthesia Staff and Residents

 

Description:  

Operating Room experience in all types of anesthesia will be provided in this elective. The practical training and experience will be complemented by lectures and departmental conferences. Students will be paired individually with a resident to discuss intraoperative management of specific cases and in addition, learn the skills of venipuncture, peripheral venous catheter insertion, bag mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation, placement of laryngeal mask airway, and observation of intraarterial line and central venous line placement.  Students will also participate in the Simulator Lab where acute crises in the OR are presented.  Students are expected to be engaged in the clinical intraoperative management of patients including performing the above procedures and supplementing this elective with the suggested reading materials.  Further information about this elective is available at the departmental chairman's office in Fesler Hall. Assignment to specific teaching hospitals will be arranged by the course director following the senior elective matching program; requests for a specific hospital can be made but are not guaranteed to be honored.

 

Hospital Directors:
Eskenazi - Dr. McBride

VA - Dr. Harker

Univ Hosp - Dr. Egan, Dr. Renfro

 

Location:  IU Health - University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-3 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  10

Prerequisites:  4th year status only; 3rd years may be allowed during the last two months of the year

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

93AN760

ANESTHESIA PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Course Director:  Dr. Joshua Wellington

 

Other Faculty:  Anesthesia Pain Faculty and Fellows

 

Description:

Introduce the student to Pain Medicine through participation in the evaluation and treatment of patients seen in the Indiana University Pain Medicine Center at University Hospital.  Students will gain exposure to the appropriate use of pain medications, injections, and advanced pain therapies such as spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps.  The rotation consists primarily of outpatient chronic pain management, however, inpatient consults are also evaluated.  Students are able to see patients across a wide range of painful diagnoses including cancer pain, acute post-operative pain, chronic post-operative pain (i.e. failed back surgery), and other non-malignant pain syndromes.

 

Goal/Objective:

Expose student to the field of Pain Medicine through observation of patients in outpatient clinic, inpatient consults, injections, and surgical advanced pain therapies.  Student will obtain a basic understanding of pain medications available, opioid conversion, and injection therapies.

 

Location:  IU Health University Hospital and Veterans Affairs Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only; 3rd years may be allowed during the last two months of the year

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

93SG840

SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE-IU

 

Course Director:  Dr. Mark Falimirski

 

Other Faculty:  Dr A. Fecher, Dr. T. Hayward,  Dr T. Leepuengtham, Dr. K. Stanton, Dr. R. Shah

 

Description: (This course is cross-listed under Anesthesia)

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at University Hospital provides the setting for a student's participation in patient care.  The fourth year student is expected to participate in the comprehensive evaluation and management of the critically ill patient.  He/she will have independent responsibilities including team communication, patient presentation, perform invasive procedures (under supervision) and research disease related topics.  These include: 1) performing and documenting a daily comprehensive history and physical examination pertaining to the scope of critical care medicine, 2) performing vascular access procedures, 3) interpreting data related to invasive monitoring, respirator management and laboratory values and 4) intelligently discuss critical care issues in a systematic format.  He/she will be the principle/first responder to a critically ill patient while in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Each student will be required to perform 1 call per week in-house.

 

Goal/Objective:

During the course of the rotation the student will:

·        Develop a systematic and thorough approach to ICU patient evaluation and management.

·        Develop an understanding of the indications, technical aspects, and complications for vascular access procedures.

 

Note: All on-campus surgery electives will be handled through the match. Post-match results, all additions and drops for surgery electives must be approved through Crystal Neal, Surgery Clerkship Coordinator at 274-7201 or crysneal@iupui.edu.

Recommended references for the course (not to be purchased): The ICU Book by Paul L. Marino

 

Location:  IU Health Simon Cancer Center

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  6

 

Prerequisites: 4th year status

 

Course components:  95% Clinical; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

 

49AN712

CLINICAL ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. Steve Maves

 

Other Faculty:  Staff Anesthesiologists

 

Description:  

Actual "hands on" experience in the private practice of Anesthesia. Special emphasis will be given to endotracheal intubation, ventilation and routine conduct of an anesthetic. Experience with arterial line, central line and spinal anesthetic placement will be provided. Experience and exposure may be customized to particular student's desires. Extremely flexible rotation, allowing student to direct his/her own learning experience, and will be unstructured, dependent upon students initiative.

 

Goal/Objective:

Learn the basics of airway management including mask ventilator, LMA use and endotracheal intubation. Student should also gain experience with central line placement including Swan Ganz catheters as well as arterial line placement. Experience will also include spinal anesthesia placement. Knowledge will be gained on anesthetic drugs and their uses and contraindication.

 

Note:

THIS COURSE MAY BE DROPPED OR ADDED WITHIN ONE DAY OF THE START OF THE ELECTIVE MONTH.

 

Location:  Community Hospital (Indianapolis), Community Heart and Vascular Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

49AN706

ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. Ryan Harris

 

Description:

The St. Vincent Anesthesia elective will consist of daily reading, an airway workshop, working in the OR one on one with an anesthesiologist, and a quiz at the end of the month. The educational focus will be on airway, fluids, autonomics, and cardiovascular physiology with additional topics available as desired by the student.  Students should expect to get more than just intubation experience and should be prepared for daily didactics and required reading throughout the month.  This is a great course to improve the understanding of private practice anesthesia, general knowledge on the previous topics mentioned, and procedural skills.

 

Objectives:

Improve understanding anesthesia as a profession, improve knowledge on general medicine topics, and improve procedural skills 

 

Note: To check availability after December 2014, call Jane Mikosz at 338-2282.  We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

 

Location:  St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All months (except May, June, and December)

 

Number of units:  2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:   3rd or 4th year status (3rd year student must have already completed surgery component of year)

 

Course components:  75% Clinical; 25% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

02AN711

CLINICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. William Pond

 

Description:

1.       Mastery of skills and knowledge to effectively manage emergency resuscitation.

2.       Completion of core curriculum (provided).

3.       Utilization of techniques including pulmonary artery catheterization, fiber optic endotracheal intubation, arterial catheterization, endobronchial intubation, nasotracheal intubation, etc.

4.       Familiarization, as student desires, with special situations such as neonatal surgery, obstetrical anesthesia, trauma surgery, heart transplantation, mechanical ventricular assist device (e.g., Heart Mate), and numerous nerve blocks.

5.       One-on-one discussions with preceptors on ethics and morality of medicine including end-of-life care, cost/benefit analyses, Medical Review Panel, Legislation, drug addiction, and medical policy.

 

Note:

THIS COURSE MAY BE DROPPED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE BEGINNING OF THE ELECTIVE MONTH.  THIS COURSE MAY BE ADDED ANY TIME UNTIL START OF ELECTIVE UPON COMMUNICATION WITH DR. POND.

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 15% Lecture; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

 

20AN701

ANESTHESIA/PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Course Director:  Dr. Gene Grove

 

Description:

The student will be exposed to a wide variety of pain management patients and anesthesia experiences. By the end of the month, the student will be able to:

1.       describe the patho-physiology of acute and chronic pain;

2.       manage acute pain;

3.       formulate a treatment plan for chronic pain;

4.       participate in the management of surgical anesthesia; and

6.       do pre- and post-surgical assessments.

The student will be exposed to: 1) surgical anesthesia; 2) outpatient pain management patients; and 3) post-surgical pain management patients.

 

Location:  Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit: 1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson  (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

71AN703

ANESTHESIOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. Richard Skupski

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. C. Adriatico, Dr. J. Arnold, Dr. Bladel, Dr. Cooke, Dr. S. Ditty, Dr. J. Eash, Dr. Hamer, Dr. Hedman, Dr. J. Huchko, Dr. L. Hurwich, Dr. Kamman, Dr. Lesh , Dr. J. Mark, Dr. Musunuru, Dr. S. Schroeder, Dr. F. Shariff, Dr. Calhouni, Dr. R. Sorrell, Dr. M. Stonehill, Dr. M. Squires, Dr. Toth, Dr. I. Trinh, Dr. Wipperman, Dr. C. Zielinski

 

Description:

Pre- and postoperative evaluation of patients. Role of medications, pre-op examination, evaluation of laboratory data, EKG, and other pertinent data. Follow-up in Recovery Room, ICU or ward. Clinical management of anesthesia. Selection and administration of various types of anesthetic drugs. Management of airway. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - methods, techniques, role of drugs. Assignment to Recovery Room and Operating Room.

 

Goal/Objective:

 

Location:  Memorial Hospital (South Bend)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit: 1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

93AK700

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. John Emhardt

 

Other Faculty:  Anesthesia Staff

 

Description:

Students will gain operating room experience in all types of anesthesia limited to pediatric patients. The operating room experience will be supplemented by departmental conferences and lectures. More detailed information concerning this elective can be obtained by contacting Dr. Emhardt.

 

Location:  Riley Hospital at IU Health

 

Availability:  All year except December

 

Number of units:  1-3 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  3

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

53AN701

PAIN MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. Plato Lysandrou

Description:

Introduce the student to Pain Medicine through participation in the evaluation and treatment of outpatients and inpatients.  Students will gain exposure to the appropriate use of pain medications, injections, and surgical advanced pain therapies.   Students are able to see patients across a wide range of painful diagnoses including cancer pain, acute post-operative pain, chronic post-operative pain (i.e. failed back surgery), and other non-malignant pain syndromes.

Actual "hands on" experience in the private practice of Anesthesia. Special emphasis will be given to endotracheal intubation, ventilation and routine conduct of an anesthetic. Experience with arterial line, central line and spinal anesthetic placement will be provided. Experience and exposure may be customized to particular student's desires. 

Extremely flexible rotation, allowing student to direct his/her own learning experience, and will be structured dependent upon students initiative and areas of interest.

 

Goal/Objective:

Explain the availability and use of pain medications, opioid conversion, and injection therapies.

Evaluate pre- and postoperative patients, understanding role of medications, evaluation of laboratory data, EKG, and follow-up. 

Demonstrate the basics of airway management including mask ventilator, LMA use and endotracheal intubation with direct supervision.

Explain the procedures associated with line placement and invasive monitoring,

and spinal anesthesia placement.

Identify anesthetic drugs and explain their uses and contraindications.

 

Location:  IU Health Bloomington

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

93AO700

OBSTETRICAL ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. Amy Dorwart

 

Other Faculty:  Anesthesia Staff

 

Description:

Senior students will be provided delivery room experience in general and regional anesthesia. They will gain experience in the resuscitation of the newborn. The practical experience will be complemented by departmental lectures and conferences. Additional information can be obtained by calling the course director.

 

Location:  Eskenazi

 

Availability:  All year, except December

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

45AN717

ANESTHESIA

 

Course Director:  Dr. Derek Cheuk

 

Description:

The student will contribute largely to the care of patients in both the preoperative, operative, and postoperative periods, including necessary history and evaluation of patients. The student will be tasked with preparation of the surgical suite from the standpoint of the anesthetist, including appropriate monitor, suction, machines, airway, intubation, and drug checks. The student will understand the role of medications, pre-operative exam, laboratory data, EKG, and other pertinent data in the assessment of patients. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of airway management, proper techniques to secure an airway, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation including methods, techniques and roles of medications. Didactic sessions and case-based learning will also be provided.

 

Required reading: Select chapters from Stoelting and Miller's Basics of Anesthesia.

 

Goal/Objective:

• To demonstrate effective and safe airway management

• To understand basic monitoring of the patient in surgery and to illustrate invasive

monitoring techniques

• To understand the autonomic nervous system and how anesthesia affects it

• To recognize and understand the use of the medications used in operative and

perioperative management of surgical patients

 

Location:  St. Mary Medical Center, Lake Park Surgicenter

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only; Contact Dr. Amy Han (219)201-8811 prior to enrollment

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

 

45AN712

ANESTHESIA/PAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Course Director:  Dr. Shaun Kondamuri

 

Additional Faculty: Drs. Desari, Gupta, Saveen Kondamuri

 

Description:

This elective will introduce the student to Pain Medicine through participation in the evaluation and treatment of patients seen in the outpatient setting.  Students will gain exposure to the appropriate use of pain medications, injections, and advanced pain therapies such as spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps.  The rotation consists primarily of outpatient chronic pain management, however, inpatient consults are also evaluated.  Students are able to see patients across a wide range of painful diagnoses including cancer pain, acute post-operative pain, chronic post-operative pain (i.e. failed back surgery), and other non-malignant pain syndromes. 

 

 The student will be exposed to:

1) surgical anesthesia

2) outpatient pain management patients 

3) post-surgical pain management patients

 

Goal/Objective:

The student will be exposed to a wide variety of pain management patients and anesthesia experiences. By the end of the month, the student under supervision will be able to:

1.       describe the patho-physiology of acute and chronic pain;

2.       manage acute pain;

3.       formulate an appropriate treatment plan for chronic pain;

4.       participate in the management of surgical anesthesia; and

6.       do pre- and post-surgical assessments.

 

Location:  Community Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only; Contact Dr. Amy Han (219)201-8811 prior to enrollment

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

 

45AN702

ANESTHESIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

 

Course Director:  Dr. Richard Berkowitz

 

Other Faculty:  Drs. Brody, Gronemeyer, Holtz, Peterson, Lin and Boskovich

 

Description:

The student will contribute largely to the care of patients in both the preoperative, operative, and postoperative periods, including necessary history and evaluation of patients. The student will be tasked with preparation of the surgical suite from the standpoint of the anesthetist, including appropriate monitor, suction, machines, airway, intubation, and drug checks. The student will understand the role of medications, pre-operative exam, laboratory data, EKG, and other pertinent data in the assessment of patients. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of airway management, proper techniques to secure an airway, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation including methods, techniques and roles of medications. Didactic sessions and case-based learning will also be provided.

 

Required reading: Select chapters from Stoelting and Miller's Basics of Anesthesia.

 

Goal/Objective:

• To demonstrate effective and safe airway management

• To understand basic monitoring of the patient in surgery and to illustrate invasive

monitoring techniques

• To understand the autonomic nervous system and how anesthesia affects it

• To recognize and understand the use of the medications used in operative and

perioperative management of surgical patients

 

Location:  Community Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

 

 

93AN990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN ANESTHESIOLOGY

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.

 

 

 


BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

 

93BI720

BIOCHEMISTRY

 

Course Director: Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang

 

Other Faculty: Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology Faculty

 

Description:

The biochemistry elective is designed principally for students who wish to undertake biomedical research at a basic level. The student may select certain graduate lecture courses and/or participate in one of the current research programs of the Department of Biochemistry. This elective is also recommended for students registered in a combined M.D. - Ph.D. (M.S.) program.

 

Location:  IU Health University Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

 Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit: 6

 

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status.  Strong undergraduate (and medical) science record and/or experience.

 

Course components:  Laboratory and/or Lecture 0-100%

 

Elective Type/Category:  AS - Advanced Science  

 

93BI990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.


CELLULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

 

93HA990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN CELLULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.

 

 

 


DERMATOLOGY

 

Dermatology is an important component in the practice of internal medicine, pediatrics, otolaryngology, family medicine, and plastic surgery. The dermatology elective exposes students to a wide variety of cutaneous diseases during outpatient clinics at IU Health, Eskenazi, VA, and Riley clinics.

Members of the department are available to counsel students who are interested in dermatology residency training. Eligibility for the Dermatology Board requires four years of post-graduate clinical training beyond medical school. The first year, PGY-1, may be either in a transitional program or internship year in medicine or pediatrics. The PGY-2-4 years are a part of an approved dermatology program.

Presently, two of our four annual residency positions are combined into a four-year dermatology program. The PGY-1 will be in conjunction with the Department of Medicine in what was formerly known as the preliminary medicine year and offers the traditional internship experience in conjunction with expanded elective options. There are two PGY 2-4 position for which the applicant must have completed an approved PGY-1 year prior to entry. The dermatology residency positions are assigned through the NRMP match.
 
Alison Klenk, M.D., Medical Student Course Director
Anita Haggstrom, M.D. Director, Residency Program
Lisa Xu, M.D., Assistant Director, Residency Program
Elliot J. Androphy, M.D. Chair, Dept of Dermatology

93VA710

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. Alison Klenk

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Androphy, Dr. Haggstrom, Dr. Kingsley, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Mark, Dr. Mousdicas, Dr. Somani, Dr. Travers, Dr. Trockman, Dr. Wolverton, Dr. Xu

 

Description:

This elective course is designed to give the student exposure to clinical dermatology including the diagnosis and management of common skin diseases seen in general practice. Upon completion of this elective, the student will know the clinical features of the most commonly encountered skin diseases and will be familiar with the modalities available for their management. The student will get experience in the laboratory procedures used in the identification of fungus infections of the skin; and in the utilization of the electrocautery and cryosurgical units.

 

Goal/Objective:

At the end of the elective, each student should:

 

Location:  Health University AOC

 

Availability: All year

 

Number of units: 1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  10

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 15% Lecture, 5% PowerPoint Presentation (optional)

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

93VA720

DERMATOPATHOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. Simon Warren

 

Description:

This elective is designed to provide the student who is interested in a career in dermatology and pathology with an in-depth experience in the pathology of the skin. During the month the student will participate in daily sign out, attend weekly Dermatopathology conferences, and correlate clinical and pathologic findings at the weekly Dermatology Grand Rounds and on the dermatology consultation service where appropriate. 

 

Goal/Objective:

This elective is primarily designed for medical students interested in pursuing a career in either pathology or dermatology. The objective of this course is to gain familiarity with the practice of dermatopathology and how to approach the diagnosis of skin diseases.

 

Location:  IU Health University Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components: 75% Pathology; 25% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

49VA721

DERMATOPATHOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. Robert Hurwitz

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Buckel, Dr. Tomich, Dr. D.J. Summerlin

 

Description:

The course is designed for students who desire an in-depth study of pathology of the skin. A wide variety of material, including inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the skin and mucous membranes, will be available to the student to study. Each student will have the opportunity to work individually with two certified dermatopathologists and two certified oral pathologists. This rotation is entirely, and limited to, the histologic study of skin diseases. There is some clinical dermatology in this elective.

 

Location:  Cutaneous and Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory, PC (9292 N. Meridian St, Ste 210, Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit :  3

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  70% Pathology; 7.5% Lecture 7.5% Library; 15% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

02VA701

DERMATOLOGY

 

Course Director:  Dr. Keith Danckaert

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Kyler, Dr. Sassmanns-Hausen

 

Description:

This elective will provide the senior student with a clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of the common skin problems seen in the daily practice of medicine.  The major emphasis will be on outpatient or office management and will include laboratory experience.  The student will participate in the office surgical procedures-biopsy and/or treatment of skin problems.

Due to a large number of requests for this rotation and a limited number of available faculty, there will be an occasional month when this rotation will not be available or will be canceled.  There may also be and occasional month when two persons could be accommodated.

 

Note:

This elective does not participate in the initial senior match

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Center for Med Ed

 

Availability:  Arrangements must be made through the Fort Wayne Med Ed program to confirm availability with course director at (260) 422-6573. 

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1 (with course director approval)

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  85% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

71VA707

DERMATOLOGY

 

Course Director:   Dr. Holly Harris

 

Description:

Students will gain experience in recognition and management of common skin diseases. Basic diagnostic procedures and differential diagnosis will be reviewed. Extensive skin cancer surgery is performed in the office and participation will be encouraged. Basic microscopic histopathologic correlation will be discussed and reviewed when pertinent. A recommended reading list will be available.

 

Location:  South Bend Clinic

 

Availability:  Only Jan, Mar, Sept, and Nov

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 5% Literature Review

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

79VA730

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY

 

Course Director:   Dr. John Randall

 

Description:

This elective course is designed to give the student exposure to clinical dermatology including the diagnosis and management of common skin diseases seen in general practice. Upon completion of this elective, the student will know the clinical features of the most commonly encountered skin diseases and will be familiar with the modalities available for their management. The student will get experience in the laboratory procedures used in the identification of fungus infections of the skin; and in the utilization of the electrocautery and cryosurgical units. The student will spend five days a week in a dermatology office setting (40 hours per week).

 

Location:  Randall Dermatology (124 Sagamore Pkwy W., West Lafayette, IN) and Radall Dermatology and Cosmetic (620 S. Berkely Road, Kokomo, IN)

 

Goal/Objective:

By the end of the elective, each student will be able to:

·        Perform a directed history and physical examination to assess a patient with skin disease and to formulate a plan of action.

·        Describe skin lesions.

·        Diagnose and manage common skin diseases.

·        Perform the following procedures: KOH preparation, Tzanck smear, cytodiagnosis of molluscum contagiosum, scraping for ectoparasites, skin biopsy, electrodessication.

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd of 4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

Please contact Donna Fulkerson 765-496-7973 or drf@purdue.edu prior to enrollment

 

 

93VA990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN DERMATOLOGY

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.

 

 


EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Finalizing and building a firm general clinical foundation during the fourth year is important for the student entering a career in Emergency Medicine.  Thus, you should target areas of relative discomfort/inexperience in preparation for entering residency.

 

It is critical to do at least one rotation at an Emergency Department that serves as a training site for an EM residency.  A second EM rotation can be considered, but is not critical for applicants in the top third of their class.  If one is certain that EM is the career of choice, this second rotation should be done at another EM residency location (an “away rotation”), possibly targeting programs of a differing format from the IU residency (EM residencies are R1-3, 1-4 or 2-4 formats).  If you are uncertain that EM is right for you, a rotation at a community hospital allows you to experience the practice that 85% of residency graduates will ultimately enter. 

 

After you have filled holes from your MS3 year and scheduled the EM rotation, the following rotations are strongly encouraged:  trauma surgery, adult and/or pediatric intensive care unit (be certain that you will have primary patient care responsibilities), cardiology, dermatology, radiology, and a general pediatric experience.

 

The EM rotation should be scheduled between June and mid -September in order to have the SLOR evaluation (Standardized Letter of Recommendation, see the CORD home page for details at

 

·        http://www.cordem.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3284

·        http://www.cordem.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3279

ready for your ERAS application.  The second rotation can be done between September and December, allowing a second letter to be generated before the rank lists are made.   Students in the lower half of their class may wish to have 2 EM rotation SLORs finished by 1 Oct. to assist with interview invitations.

       

For students entering other clinical careers, the rotation in EM will help you understand the specialty and how you will interact with the ED in the future.  Historically, the broad-based patient exposure has also been beneficial in focusing study for the USMLE Step 2 examination as well.  However, please be courteous and do not preference this rotation at the Eskenazi or Methodist site until after September to allow access by your peers who are entering EM as a career. 

       

It is STRONGLY encouraged that EVERY student interested in a career in EM visit the medical student section of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s home page.  There is a wealth of information available there under “articles of interest,” including “Top 10 questions regarding the organization of your senior year,” “10 things to do before applying to an Emergency Medicine residency,” “Emergency Medicine as a career choice,” and “Advice to medical students beginning a rotation in Emergency Medicine.”  This site is located at http://www.saem.org/med-students/resources

  . The SAEM Residency Catalog is also found on this site, and contains much valuable information that is not available through AMA-Freida.

 

Carey Chisholm, M.D.

Professor

Emergency Medicine

 

93KZ710

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 

Course Director:  Dr. Deb Rusk

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. H. Fleming; Dr. J. Kersey; Dr. S. Hoffert; Dr. M. Verghese; Dr. E. Weinstein; Dr. J. Walthall; Dr. D. Rusk; Dr. R. House; Dr. R. Collins; Dr. K. Lemme; Dr. J. Kanis; Dr. C. Ricks; Dr. H. Saavedra; Dr. S. Allen; Dr. C. Showalter; Dr. B. Wagers

 

Description:

Medical students will spend 16 (sixteen) shifts in the Riley Hospital for Children Emergency Department.  The student will be expected to evaluate patients in a logical, efficient manner utilizing a problem-oriented approach.  For each patient, the student will generate an appropriate differential diagnosis; recognize and rule-out potentially life- threatening problems; develop a plan for management, stabilization, and work-up.  Each patient will be staffed directly with one of the Riley Emergency Department staff physicians or an upper level Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics resident.  This elective will also help the student develop key procedural skills including but not limited to lumbar puncture, central line placement, peripheral IV placement, procedural sedation, bladder catheter placement, and airway management.  Medical students recognize indications for, and arrange as indicated:  admission, transfer, outpatient follow-up; use consultants and resources (for example, poison control center, medical records, Child Protective Services, etc.) appropriately.  In addition to clinical duty, the medical student will become PALS/APLS certified.

 

In addition to traditional clinical experience, the medical students will be given the opportunity to participate in the Department of Emergency Medicine residency ongoing pediatric advocacy and outreach programming.  Examples of this include bicycle/ATV safety interventions, new models of healthcare delivery for high-risk asthma, health policy activities, pediatric EMS protocols, etc.

 

Goal/Objective:

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

• Produce a concise problem focused history and physical. Synthesize H&P data to generate an appropriate differential diagnosis and assessment and management plan.

• Describe management priorities for critically ill and injured children. Apply the principles of PALS/APLS and ATLS as appropriate.

• Develop knowledge of indications, complications, and techniques of common ED procedures including: airway management (bag-mask ventilation, rapid sequence intubation), procedural sedation, vascular access,/fluid resuscitation (IV placement, central lines, IO lines, arterial lines), CPR, lumbar puncture, bladder catheterization, splinting, suturing, regional anesthetic blocks, foreign body removal, and pain management.

• Discuss competency in the review and interpretation of radiographic studies, laboratory studies, and EKGs.

• Describe the basic principles of pediatric trauma and trauma evaluation.

• Perform effectively within the team atmosphere of the ED: Communicate professionally and effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including residents, EM faculty, ED Unit Secretary, RTs, RNS, ED Care Techs, and our many, many consultants.

• Recognize appropriate indications for reporting suspected abuse, work effectively with Child Protection Services and convey appropriate information to all involved persons.

• Demonstrate accurate, timely, and legally appropriate charting:  careful documentation of history, exam, procedures, medications, test results, medical decision-making, consultations, disposition, and discharge instructions.

 

Location:  Riley Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th Year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical, 10% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

93ZE750

SIMULATION IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Dylan Cooper

 

Description:

The Simulation in Emergency Medicine course is for students interested in an advanced understanding of high-fidelity simulation.  EM clerkship students and EM residents regularly utilize high-fidelity mannequins to simulate high-risk clinical scenarios in a safe, low-risk setting.  The goal of this rotation is to learn more about what goes into medical simulation sessions: from the drawing board to educational delivery.  Students will be involved with case creation, session programming and setup, as well as controlling high-fidelity mannequins.

 

Goal/Objective:

• Develop knowledge base in operations and capacities of high fidelity simulation for medical education.

• Assist physician educators in the Department of Emergency Medicine in developing, programming and implementing their simulation projects.

• Create a simulation case from planning phase to implementation which is targeted for MS4 learners in Emergency Medicine.

• Demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills

 

Location:  Fairbanks Simulation Center, Indianapolis

 

Availability:  Feb., July, Aug., Oct., Dec.

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th Year status, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

 

Course components:  40% Library/Research, 60% Laboratory

 

Elective Type/Category:  PD - Professional Development

 

93ZE720

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Joe Turner

Assistant Director:  Dr. Bart Bessinger

Other Faculty:   Emergency Medicine Faculty working in the Methodist and Eskenazi Emergency Departments

 

Description:   

Students will be assigned to rotate at either the Eskenazi or the Methodist Emergency Departments (although preferences will be attempted to be honored, students will be equitably distributed across both sites). Both facilities function as Level 1 trauma centers with large, diverse patient populations and serve as the clinical training sites for our EM residency. Eskenazi sees 100,000 patients/year who are primarily adults with medical or traumatic complaints. In addition, Eskenazi sees critically ill and injured children. The Methodist EMTC sees approximately 100,000 patients/year with 20% of that number being pediatric. There is an emphasis on focused patient evaluations and discriminate test ordering for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries. Principles of triage, prioritization, clinical decision-making, and multi-tasking are emphasized. The students assume primary responsibility for their patients, who are staffed by Board Certified EM faculty and upper level EM residents. Exposure to the key elements of many other aspects of Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology, Out of Hospital Care) is possible. The clinical experience (45-55 hours per week) is supplemented by a structured didactic series covering the more common disease entities encountered in the ED setting. A suture lab focusing on wound closure techniques is included in the didactic series.

 

Goal/Objective:  

To learn the fundamental approach to caring for patients with urgent and emergent medical conditions. To improve the ability to perform a focused history, physical examination and management plan for patients presenting with unselected illnesses and injuries. To gain exposure to the fundamental concepts of resuscitation for patients in all age groups with either medical illness or injury.

 

Note:

This elective does not participate in the initial senior match.

 

Location:  Eskenazi Health Services or IU Health - Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  Aug-Nov

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  6

 

Course components:  80% clinical; 20% didactic/skills sessions

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

93ZE730

EMERGENCY MEDICINE STUDENTS IN RESEARCH PROGRAM

 

Course Director:  Dr. Jeff Kline

 

Description:

This elective is intended to promote research and evidence-based medicine education to medical students. The program provides on-line didactics, assigned readings and tests to insure that the students gain an understanding of basic clinical research principles, research ethics, and evidence-based medicine. In addition to lecture and reading requirements, students will cover a designated number of 6-hour shifts in the emergency departments of Methodist and Eskenazi hospitals to recruit and enroll patients into clinical research studies. It represents a unique opportunity to allow medical students to directly participate in the performance of clinical research, while also providing them with an education on basic research methodology and research ethics.

 

Objectives:  

·         To provide the student with a "hands-on" experience in performing clinical research by actually participating in the conduct of that research

·         To educate medical students on the basic concept and methodologies of clinical research studies

·         To promote the students' knowledge of clinical research ethics

·         To introduce and/or reinforce the basic principles of evidence based medicine

 

Location:  IUSOM

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units: 1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  10

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Research; 20% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  AS - Advanced Science

 

93ZE740

ELECTIVE IN EMS

 

Course Director: Dr. Daniel O’Donnell

 

Other Faculty  Chuck Ford, EMT-P, Dr.

Description:   
This course is designed to provide the student with an immersive experience in prehospital medicine, including perspectives from the paramedics, administration, and physician medical directors. Students will participate in ride-alongs with ambulance crews, Indianapolis Fire Department Supervisors, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service Supervisors, Directors, and Medical Directors. Also, students may have the opportunity to fly with Lifeline Aeromedical Transport. Students are expected to complete a moderate amount of course reading covering the fundamentals of prehospital systems and medical direction, as well as present a brief review of a specific disease topic.

 

Goal/Objective:  
1. The student will have a comprehensive understanding of modern Emergency Systems including history, design, and evolution.

2. The student will have an understanding of the day-to-day operations of rural, fire-based, and urban EMS systems through direct observation.

3. The student will have an awareness of current research in the field of EMS and will be able to critically appraise a topic in the current EMS literature.

4. The student will have an understanding of the roles that EMS Medical Directors play in the overall operation of their respective ambulance systems.

 

Location:  Eskenazi Health Services

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:   4th year status only

 

Course components:   85% Clinical, 10% Research, 5% Presentations

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

 

49ZE705

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Randall Todd

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Antoine, Dr. Austegen, Dr. Bagwell, Dr. Blank, Dr. Boha,  Dr. Bonney, Dr. Brown, Dr. Corbett, Dr. Debikey, Dr. Dillman, Dr. Ernsting,  Dr. Eppler, Dr. Godfrey, Dr. Hartman, Dr. Johnston, Dr. Levitin, Dr. Mara, Dr. McDaniel, Dr. Russell, Dr. Stern, Dr. Trammel, Dr. Wilber

 

Note:

THIS COURSE PREFERS 15 DAYS NOTICE FROM START DATE TO DROP OR ADD. WILL ALLOW LAST MINIUTE ADDS.

 

Description:

The medical student will spend most of his/her time in the Emergency Department caring for both medical and surgical emergencies. One or two Emergency Department staff physicians (all board-eligible or board-certified in Emergency Medicine) will be present to staff each patient encounter.

 

A great variety of cases will be seen by the medical student, e.g.; lacerations, burns, fractures, multiple trauma, acute myocardial infarctions, as well as a broad spectrum of medical surgical and pediatric emergencies. Special emphasis will be directed toward those areas of medicine that are unique to emergency medicine: toxicology, pre-hospital care, environment emergencies, resuscitation, and disaster management.

 

The medical student will initially take a history and examine the patient.  The staff physician will then discuss the case emphasizing pertinent historical and physical findings, formulating a differential diagnosis, and initiating a plan for work-up and treatment. The physician student team will also decide upon any further treatment modalities and the disposition of each case.  This may include writing preliminary admission orders to the hospital.

 

At the completion of the elective, the medical student should have a better understanding of the philosophy, function, and capabilities of a community emergency department treating over 40,000 cases yearly. The medical student should have a sound approach to the initial diagnosis and treatment of most life-threatening conditions as well as many acute illnesses seen in other out-patient setting and have gained an appreciation for the specialty of Emergency Medicine.  The student will work approximately 45 hours per week in the Emergency Department with some clinical activities scheduled for evening and weekend hours.

 

Goal/Objective:

To evaluate EM patients and come up with a differential diagnosis, plan for lab and radiology evaluation, refinement of differential, and plan for disposition and treatment. To learn/improve suturing, splinting, and other procedural skills.

 

Location:  Franciscan Alliance St. Francis Indianapolis

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49ZE706

GENERAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Directors:  Dr. Matt Orme

 

Co-Director: Dr. Louis Profetta

Other Faculty:  St. Vincent Emergency Staff Physicians

 

Description:

Students rotating through the St. Vincent Emergency Department will have the opportunity to evaluate patients with an array of injuries and illnesses in the setting of a busy Level II Trauma Center. St. Vincent cares for over 52,000 patients per year in the main emergency department, drawing patients from all specialties of medicine, including pediatrics, orthopaedics, internal medicine, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics/gynecology. Of note, students will have a breadth of exposure to cardiology patients, as the Care Group-- the state's largest cardiology group-- is associated with St. Vincent. The fourth-year elective experience is focused on thorough patient evaluation and formulation of initial diagnostic testing and treatment plan. Students work one-on-one with board-certified emergency physicians. They will have a chance to interact directly with consultants and other providers who help care for patients in the ED, including social workers and clergy. The experience will strengthen clinical skills, as well as improve communication proficiency and the ability to multitask. Students will be expected to work a variety of clinical shifts, including some overnights.

 

Note: To check availability after December 2014, call Jane Mikosz at 338-2282.  We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

 

Location:  St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  8

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Reading

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49ZE716

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Directors: Dr. Tonya Hole

 

Description:

The goal of this rotation is to develop the ability of the senior student to triage, evaluate, and manage children with a broad range of medical and surgical problems with varying levels of acuity. The rotation is based in an urban referral pediatric emergency department. Patients will include those from birth to 18 years of age who live in the area, as well as those referred to this tertiary care hospital emergency department for higher levels of care. The medical students will work closely with other team members, including pediatric residents, emergency room attendings, subspecialists, nurses, and support staff to triage and care for patients who present to the pediatric emergency room.

Students work an average of 15 shifts, rotating between nights, days, swing shift, weekdays, and weekends.

 

Note: To check availability after December 2014, call Jane Mikosz at 338-2282.  We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

 

Location:  St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  3

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  100% Clinical3

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

02ZE701

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Andrew McCanna

 

Description:

The objective of the emergency medicine clinical rotation is to provide the student with meaningful exposure to the principles and practices of high quality emergency care. The clinical practice of emergency medicine includes patients of every age group with problems ranging from child abuse to cardiac arrest and from trauma to intoxication. The technique of rapid but thorough patient assessment will be taught with emphasis on the management of the acutely ill or injured patient. The student will have an opportunity to interact with the emergency care team at many levels including: attendance at medical education conferences, paramedic and EMT training and in-service, advanced cardiac and trauma life support programs, as well as ongoing emergency department educational presentation.  The rotation will include clinical shifts at Lutheran Hospital Main Emergency Department and the Lutheran Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department.  All preceptors will be EM trained and EM board certified physicians with a passion for medical education.  

 

Goal/Objective:

Introduce the medical student to emergency medicine.

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Med Education Center (Lutheran Hospital)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:   1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

02ZE711

EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA CENTER MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Chris Steffy

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. G. Pollander

 

Description:

The student will work directly with a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician in the Emergency Department setting. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary for the rapid assessment and treatment of multiple patients having a variety of medical and surgical illnesses, both minor and life-threatening.

 

Location:  Professional Emergency Physicians (Ft. Wayne)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  95% Clinical; 5% Didactic

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

20ZE701

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. David Van Ryn

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Michelle Bache

Description:

This course is designed to provide on-site rotation with emergency trained physicians in a community-based hospital Emergency Department. A student can expect exposure to multiple patient volume, care of blunt and penetrating trauma, acute medical illness in adult and pediatric patients and industrial medicine. If the student is in the fourth year and has some experience, greater responsibility and freedom can occur. Housing is available if necessary.

 

Goal/Objective:

This course will provide interested students with exposure to Residency trained career Emergency Medicine physicians in a busy community practice.

 

Location:  Elkhart General Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status. Interest in emergency medicine.

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

45ZE703

GENERAL EMERGENCY CARE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Michael McGee

Co-Course Director:  Dr. Jacob Hennings

 

Description:

The clinical experience is unlimited in an emergency department with a service flow of more than 100 patients daily. The student will have the opportunity to evaluate patients in all disciplines. He/she will take care of history, physical exams and observe many procedures. He/she will be able to order and interpret laboratory studies and x-rays. Experience will be gained in EKG, cardiac monitoring and life threatening emergencies. Lecture experience consists of attendance at regularly scheduled conferences of the hospital teaching program.

 

Location:  The Methodist Hospital, Inc.  (Gary, Indiana)

 

Availability:  All year (Gary and Merrillville)

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

46ZE701

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AT LAPORTE HOSPITAL

 

Course Director:  Dr. James Leonard

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. J. Anderson, Dr. Bisaga, Dr. Carlson, Dr. Hassan, Dr. Iwinski, Dr. Houston

 

Description:

The student will do initial emergency care of patients in an active community emergency department. He/she will have full time supervision by our emergency department physicians and in addition will enjoy the participation of a full complement of specialists in our emergency department. We expect the student to work with enthusiasm and guarantee this to be a positive learning experience.

 

Location:  IU Health La Porte Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd and 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators.

 

Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson  (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

53ZE701

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Drew Watters

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Adams, Dr. Cabott, Dr. Conger, Dr. Park, Dr. Ray, Dr. Repetto, Dr. Kevin Moore, Dr. Matt Runnebohm, Dr. Mark Guffey, De. Alexis Manchio, Dr. Stephanie Riley, Dr. Kimberly Irvin

 

Description:

The student will be exposed to a variety of Emergency Department patients. The student may see appropriate patients under the direction of a board certified Emergency physician and may perform history and physicals, write orders, and perform other procedures such as suturing intubation, chest tubes, etc. as approved by the physician.  The Emergency Department is a Level II trauma department with a patient load of around 57,000 patients/year. Pertinent written material will be provided to the student. Students are encouraged to attend all hospital noon conferences. The student may also follow the Emergency physician to all in-house cardiopulmonary arrests. Patient load is increased during the months of May through October.

 

Location:  IU Health Bloomington Hospital

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

71ZE713

EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

 

Course Director:  Dr. Mark Walsh

 

Other Faculty:  ER staff

 

Description:

Students will be required to be present in the Emergency Department 40 hours per week. The clinical aspects of emergency medicine will be emphasized and supervision will be individualized for each student.

 

Location:  Memorial Hospital (South Bend)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

71ZE707

ELECTIVE IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Warren Kurt Reiss Jr.

 

Other Faculty:  E.M. Staff

 

Description:

This elective will involve the student seeing patients in the Emergency Department. The students will be responsible, in some cases, for the initial history and physical and development of a proposed diagnostic/treatment plan with presentation of the case to a staff physician. In other cases, student will shadow an Emergency Department physician and learn while they work through cases together. The mix will be dependent on the abilities of the student, the stability of the patient and the disease process, and the needs of the overall department. Close supervision will be provided by experienced ED physicians interested in teaching.

 

This course will allow the student to meet the level 3 BCS requirement in Adult/Pediatric History and PE skills, focused examinations, evaluation of the trauma patient, evaluation for unstable neck injuries, evaluation of the drug overdosed/ unconscious/ or unstable patient, examination of acute cardiac respiratory and abdominal diseases, examination of eye injuries, tonometry, and illnesses anterior to the lens, learning appropriateness of lab, EKG, and x-ray ordering and evaluation of those results.

Procedures will include local and regional anesthesia , simple suturing, use of Dermabond, splinting, pelvic exam, adult and pediatric conscious sedation, reduction of simple fractures and dislocations, I/D of superficial abscesses, and insertion of ng's and urinary catheters. As cases present, the student may have an occasional opportunity for chest tube insertion, intubations, diagnostic and therapeutic joint aspirations, and lumbar puncture.

 

Location:  St. Joseph's Medical Center Mishawaka

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  4

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator.  Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

79ZE704

EMERGENCY MEDICINE – IU HEALTH ARNETT

 

Course Director:  Dr. Jill Grant

 

Other Faculty: Dr. Edward Seall, Dr. Michael Routsong, Dr. Chris Waller, Dr. Nick Sansone

 

Description:

The student will learn fundamental approaches to caring for the undifferentiated urgent and emergent condition in the SERH system Emergency Rooms. The student will experience the clinical opportunity of history taking, patient examination, interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests and formulating a plan of care under the direction and guidance of a well-trained clinical faculty in an urban setting embracing two Emergency Rooms within the hospital system. The elective offers flexibility in choosing schedules from morning to afternoon, afternoon through evening hours, and nighttime shits, each of which present a different array of clinical and patient encounters

 

Goal/Objective:

Through this elective, the student should be able to

 

Location:  IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN

 

Availability:  Flexible – as approved by course director

 

Number of units:  1 Full time

 

Max Students/Unit:   1

 

Prerequisites: 4th year status

 

Course components:   90% Clinical, 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

 

49ZI704

MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY (cross-listed in Pharmacology & Toxicology)

 

Course Director:  Dr. Louise W. Kao

 

Other Faculty:  Louise Kao, Brent Furbee, Jim Mowry, Mary Wermuth, Kris Nanagas, Blake Froberg, Laura Tormehlen, Jen Acciani, and Dan Rusyniak

 

Description:

On the Medical Toxicology rotation, students will serve as a member of the toxicology team providing consultation services on poisoned patients at Methodist, Eskenazi, IU, and Riley.  Students will participate in daily teaching rounds, Poison Center case reviews, weekly rotating student/resident presentations (article reviews, critically appraised topics, interesting cases) and formal didactics taught by faculty or toxicology fellows. 

 

Goal/Objective:

·        Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of toxicity of the more frequently encountered drugs and toxins

·        Develop and apply clinical skills related to the general management of patients with frequently encountered poisonings

·        Identify indications for and appropriately apply specific antidotes and therapies for common toxins

·        Discuss and appropriately utilize specific toxicology resources (poison center, references, etc.) available when caring for a poisoned patient

Note: Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Pam Hulse at 962-5419 or phulse@iuhealth.org.

 

Location:  Indiana Poison Center

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status only

 

Course components:  40% Clinical; 40% Lecture/Seminar; 20% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

 

93ZE990

SPECIAL ELECTIVE IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

Description:

Please refer to SPECIAL ELECTIVES for information concerning the availability of elective opportunities especially designed to meet your needs and interests. The "Special Electives" section will also identify the procedures for arranging and scheduling special elective courses.

 

 


FAMILY MEDICINE

 

There are ten approved residency programs in the State of Indiana with approximately 80 first year positions offered. Family Medicine training prepares you to deliver quality care to all ages, for the full-spectrum of health maintenance, disease prevention, and acute and chronic disease management. Family Medicine also offers 1-2 year fellowship programs in specialties such as Primary Care Sports Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics, Maternal Health and Obstetrics, Underserved Populations, Rural Medicine, Research and Faculty Development. Family Medicine board certification is the springboard to an individualized career and practice that will provide lifelong satisfaction and personal and professional rewards.

 

Getting Started - Thinking About the Match

While not mandatory, many students choose to do an elective at the hospital/residency where they strongly desire to complete residency training.  This provides the student with the opportunity to study the hospital and residency program, and allows the residency faculty to get to know the student better as well. 

 

In the residency program application process, letters of recommendation are preferred from those who have the most personal experience with the medical student. Of the three letters, at least one should be from a Family Medicine faculty member who knows the student’s abilities well; the other two letters can be from any faculty member who knows the student well. It makes little difference from whom these letters come as long as they are an honest and sincere assessment of the student’s abilities and readiness for residency training. A recommendation from a teaching family physician in the community where the residency is located often carries more weight than a letter from a house staff physician on an inpatient rotation.

  

The entire faculty of the Department of Family Medicine stands ready to assist you in any way possible regarding your senior year course selections and preparation for residency training. You do not have to be assigned to a Family Medicine advisor in order to take advantage of our years of experience and wisdom. Often students who are torn between several similar primary care specialty choices will visit the department on an informal basis to get help in making a difficult decision. Family Medicine advisors and their personal biographies can be accessed on the departmental Web page, www.iufammed.iupui.edu. Be sure to take notice of the diversity in faculty and interests available to guide you in your decision making process.

 

In addition, all students who are interested in Family Medicine may contact Dr. Scott Renshaw for guidance in choosing a career or for any questions regarding electives offered by the Department of Family Medicine. His email is serensha@iupui.edu and phone number is 317-278-8755.  

 

 

46YF711

SPORTS MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Sarah Bancroft

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Michael Pfiefer

 

Description:

This is a one month rotation consisting of outpatient primary care sports medicine along with some exposure to sports physical therapy, orthopedics and sideline event coverage. Students will also be introduced to the use of ultrasound guided diagnostics and therapeutic injections while on rotation as used in a sports medicine practice. One-on-one teaching will be provided from faculty to student throughout the rotation in the form of lectures and clinical discussion. A required presentation on an assigned topic for one didactic session will be completed with the help of faculty. Additionally, students will be encouraged to attend Friday morning case conferences.

 

Goal/Objective:

By the end of the course, a learner will be able to:

-Explain the role of the sports medicine physician in the sports medicine team approach to care

-Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic anatomy and the appropriate physical examination techniques used to evaluate a sports medicine patient

-Describe and recognize the non-orthopedic related issues encountered by a sports medicine provider

-Identify appropriate usage of outpatient ultrasound with guided diagnosis of injuries and therapeutic injections

-Competently participate in sideline and community events with a sports medicine physician

-Discuss the role and function of other sports medicine providers related to the care of the athlete

-Examine patients and formulate a plan of care while learning from hands on experiences in the sports medicine patient

 

Location:  IU Health La Porte Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  85% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators.

 

Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson  (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

 

 

18ZS711

SPORTS MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Jeremy Hunt

 

Description:

The sports medicine elective is designed to concentrate on the primary care aspects of sports medicine as well as exposing the student to a multi-disciplinary approach to sports medicine practice. During the clerkship the student will be involved in contact with between 300 and 400 acute and chronic sports injuries and illnesses mostly of junior high, high school, and college level athletes as well as a large number of recreational and senior athletes. Patient contacts will come from the Sports Medicine Clinic at Central Indiana Sports Medicine. In addition, training room sessions are available that will allow experience in dealing with acute injuries in Division I NAIA and high school athletes.

 

The medical student will have the opportunity to deal with acute injuries first-hand and will gain experience in training of the athlete, emergency care and transportation of the athlete, and finally, definitive diagnostic procedures to be used. Experience will include office care of the athlete, coverage of various sporting events on the campus of Ball State University, and informal teaching sessions with the athletic training staff, physical therapists, and various consultants in sports medicine. The student will gain knowledge not only in the clinical aspects of sports medicine, but also in the philosophy of primary care sports medicine, rehabilitation techniques, and the important aspects of prevention in sports medicine.

 

Each student will be required to select an area of sports medicine to investigate during their period of rotation. A thorough review of the literature and a short lecture presentation at the end of the elective is required.

 

Location:  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

 

Availability:  Not in July

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 20% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49YF702

FAMILY MEDICINE - INPATIENT

 

Course Director:  Dr. Rachel Shockley

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Curry, Dr. Helsel, Dr. Hern, Dr. Lisby, Dr. Mathew, Dr. Rains, Dr. Shockley, Dr. Anna Edwards

 

Description:

Student will work with faculty and residents of the Family Practice Residency program. Emphasis will be placed on practical, clinical experience through direct patient care in the hospital. Students will be able to generate an appropriate differential diagnosis and initial and ongoing care plan for evaluation and treatment. Students will function as the patients' primary physician while in the hospital and will do follow-up in the Family Medicine Center if necessary. The student will be afforded the opportunity of obtaining experience in diagnostic and treatment modalities both in the hospital (60%) and in ambulatory settings (40%).

 

The importance of continuous and comprehensive care in Family Medicine will be appreciated by the student. Student will be given the opportunity to spend 2 (two) nights on call with the resident during the elective month.

 

Goal/Objective:

1.  Learners will improve ability to diagnose and treat complex problems.

2.  Learners will become familiar with the role of the family physician in continuous high quality care of individuals and families.

 

Note:

THIS ELECTIVE MAY BE DROPPED/ADDED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE START OF THE ELECTIVE MONTH.

 

Location:  Community Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year except December

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 10% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

49YF704

FAMILY MEDICINE- HOSPITALIST SERVICE

 

Course Director:  Dr. J. Brent Sneed

 

Description:

This elective is designed to expose 4th Year Medical Students to all aspects of hospital care. Students will work with faculty and residents of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Students will work along with the Family Medicine Resident on Duty for the Family Medicine Hospitalist Service and triage, admit, diagnose, present, and manage Obstetrical, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric patients from the Emergency Room, the Family Practice Center, the community physician offices, and other services at Methodist Hospital. They will be expected to manage and follow patients assigned to them on the Med-Surg floors, Pediatric floors, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum floor, and Critical Care floors, alongside the Family Medicine Interns and under the supervision of the senior Family Medicine resident and faculty. 

 

Students will attend Family Medicine Didactics sessions with the residents on Thursday afternoons. Students are expected to spend 3 night calls and 2 weekends with the service during the month.

By the end of the rotation, students are expected to be able to recognize conditions which requires outpatient care, admission, consultation, and referral; diagnose and treat common inpatient conditions based on the latest evidence; identify psychosocial issues which impact the care of hospitalizes patients; and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team.

 

The faculty and residents will make every effort to accommodate special interests and learning agendas that the student may present, offering the opportunity, under supervision, to manage variety of acute and chronic injuries and/or illnesses and to do variety inpatient procedures to include central venous line placement, joint aspirations and injections, thoracentesis, deliveries, patient counseling, and more.

 

 

Note:

This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective.

Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Jackie Turner at 962-0857 or jturner14@IUHealth.org.

 

Location:  IU Health - Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year except July

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49YF724

AMBULATORY CARE FAMILY MEDICINE ELECTIVE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Michael Busha

 

Description:

This elective is designed to expose 3rd or 4th Year Medical Students to all aspects of patient care outside the hospital. Students will work with some of faculty members the Family Medicine Program. The students will learns how to do the focused history and physical, and how to diagnosis, treat, and manage Obstetrical, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric patients in the outpatient setting with variety of common acute and chronic injuries and/or illnesses such as gestational diabetes, an infant with a fever, asthma, fractures, wound care, malignant hypertension, COPD, CHF, and osteoporosis just to name a few.

 

By the end of the rotation, students are expected to be able to recognize conditions which requires outpatient care, admission, consultation, and referral; using on the latest evidence, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic illnesses in an outpatient setting; perform routine preventive and wellness measures; identify psychosocial issues which impact the care of patients; and communicate effectively with patients and other members of the health care team.

 

Students will attend Family Medicine Didactics sessions with the residents on Thursday afternoons.

 

The faculty and residents will make every effort to accommodate special interests and learning agendas that the student may present, offering the opportunity, under supervision, to manage variety of acute and chronic injuries and/or illnesses and to do variety outpatient procedures to include colposcopy, spirometry, exercise cardiac stress test, joint aspirations and injections, casting, patient counseling, and more.

 

Note:

This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month.

Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Novalea Feltner at 962-5423.

 

Location:  IU Health Hospitals & Clinics (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year except July

 

Number of units:  1-2 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 10% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49YF705

FAMILY PRACTICE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Richard Feldman

 

Other Faculty:  Family Practice Staff

 

Description:

Student will be assigned to a Family Practice Faculty member and a Family Practice Resident and will have direct patient care experience in the office and the hospital.

1.       Attend morning staffing and teaching rounds.

2.       Attend morning and noon conferences.

3.       Complete at least 2 afternoons in the Family Practice center seeing acute ambulatory problems.

4.       Inpatient experience including work-ups, progress notes, patient presentations and rounding.

5.       Two night calls required during the month.

 

Our desire is to provide the senior student with an experience similar to an internship under direct supervision by a 1st and 3rd year resident without the responsibilities and pressures of a first year resident.

 

Objectives:

 

Note:  This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective.

 

Location:  Franciscan St. Francis Health

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 5% Lecture; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49YF706

FAMILY MEDICINE ADULT INPATIENT SERVICE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Curt Ward

 

Other Faculty:  FM, IM and IM/FM staff/faculty physicians

 

Description:

Family Medicine residents rotate on the Adult Inpatient Medicine Service (AIMS). The student will function as a sub-Intern on an AIMS team consisting of one Senior Family Medicine Resident and two Family Medicine Intern Residents. Faculty physicians may be Family Medicine, or INTERNAL MEDICINE physicians.

 

The student does not take call, but will have some days until 9 p.m.  The student will provide the primary care for 2-5 patients at a time. Didactic sessions will include daily Attending Teaching Rounds, daily Noon Conference, and weekly Medicine Grand Rounds.

 

Learning Objectives for the rotation include:

 

The student does not take call, but will have some days until 9 p.m.  The student will provide the primary care for 2-5 patients at a time. Didactic sessions will include daily Attending Teaching Rounds, daily Noon Conference, and weekly Medicine Grand Rounds.

 

Note: To check availability after December 2014, call Jane Mikosz at 338-2282.  We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

 

Location:  St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status; must have completed Medicine clerkship

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 20% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

49YF729

HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN AN INNER-CITY FAMILY MEDICINE ELECTIVE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Nathan Roth

 

Description:

Senior Medical students are invited to work in the inner city of Indianapolis in a faith-based medical practice. Raphael Health Center is a federally qualified, comprehensive, community Health center in the Mapleton-Fall Creek community. Located at the corner of 34th and Central Avenue, Raphael was founded in 1996 by Tabernacle Presbyterian Church and community leaders to address health care needs in the surrounding neighborhood. The students will participate in month-long elective that involves all areas of outpatient medicine including obstetric, pediatric, adolescent and adult care. The emphasis of the health center is to offer affordable, cost-effective, quality and compassionate care to all patients. Emphasis will be placed on addressing social and spiritual needs as well as traditional preventative and acute care. The student will see patients initially and develop a care plan. Each patient is then discussed with the patient's regular provider. There will be opportunities for discussion about the unique health care needs of the inner city. Topics for discussion may include public health policy, epidemiology, and specific health problems such as teenage pregnancy, infant mortality, and substance abuse. Although optional, the student is encouraged to attend our weekly staff and monthly prenatal care committee meetings.  

 

Goal/Objective:

1.       To gain exposure to the similarities and differences in providing health care in an inner-city setting

2.       To understand how social, economic, spiritual, and ethnic factors affect the health of an individual

3.       To learn how to access community and human service resources

4.       To assist in caring for patients of the health center

 

Note: Please contact Dr. Roth at nroth@raphaelhc.org to schedule this elective.

 

Location:  Raphael Health Center (Private)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  90% Clinical; 5% Presentation; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

83YF701

ROLE OF CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL IN RURAL INDIANA

 

Course Director:  Stephanie Laws, RN

 

Description:

This 4th-year elective will consist of a month-long rotation at Union Hospital - Clinton, a critical access hospital (CAH) in Clinton, IN. Under the supervision of family physicians and other specialists, the student will participate in all aspects of health care delivery provided by this CAH. The student will also participate in health care delivery at local nursing homes as well as in a mental health facility located in an adjacent county.

 

A student’s typical day would include:

·         Participating in morning rounds at Union Hospital - Clinton

·         Then beginning clinical experiences, in half-day increments, with the course director in the family practice office, or with a specialist in the Outpatient Clinic at Union Hospital - Clinton or within departments of Union Hospital - Clinton

·         Reporting to the course director at lunch time and at the end of the day

 

The student’s day would start at approximately 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m., at the course director’s office.  There will be one weekend of call coverage coordinated with the course director and the on-call weekend physician. There will be no night call through the week.

 

Goal/Objective:

·         Understand and discuss the uniqueness and role of CAH in a rural community.

·         Understand and discuss issues of accessibility, availability, and affordability in rural health care.

·         Understand and describe the organization and delivery of health care in a rural setting based on clinical rotations in different departments within the CAH and other health care facilities.

·         Perform simple minor surgery procedures commonly conducted in the out-patient setting.

·         Implement chronic disease management techniques with patients in the rural setting.

·         Diagnose and manage common undifferentiated medical problems presenting in the rural setting.

·         Appreciate the value of preventive health measures in quality of care by participating in an available patient advocacy program.

 

Location:  Union Hospital - Clinton (Clinton, IN)

 

Availability:  November-April

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical, 5% Research, 10% Presentations, 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

02YF701

FAMILY PRACTICE - PRIVATE PRACTICE PRECEPTORSHIP

 

Course Director:  Dr. Paul Blusys

 

Other Faculty:  Staff

 

Description:

The purpose of this elective is to acquaint the senior student with the specialty of Family Medicine in the context of private practice in that discipline. The student is assigned to work in conjunction with a Family Practitioner in the community. Mornings will generally consist of hospital rounds with the preceptor. Afternoons will be spent at the physician's office. The student will have an opportunity to directly participate, with supervision, in all aspects of patient care. Attendance, with the preceptor, at hospital Staff and Continuing Education Meetings, home care, and community medical activities is encouraged. Arrangements to spend free time in the various conferences and activities of the Fort Wayne Family Practice Residency are possible.

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-3 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  95% Clinical; 5% Lecture

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731)

 

 

02YF709

PRIMARY CARE – UNINSURED AND UNDERSERVED

 

Course Director:  Dr. Brad Isbister

 

Other Faculty:  None

 

Description:

Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic is a free clinic with a mission to provide primary care to the uninsured residents of Allen County, Indiana, who live at or below 125% of the poverty level.  The student will be exposed to a variety of advanced pathology at Matthew 25 Health Clinic. Patients present to the clinic with multiple significantly advanced diseases due to their lack of timely access to traditional primary care. As a result, they present with more advanced and a greater number of medical and psychiatric problems than the average primary care patient who has access to standard medical care. The student will directly witness the impact of economy, environment, health policy and advocacy, law and oversight, and social influence on patient health and the delivery of primary care to underserved patients. Through interaction with such complex patients, the student will also learn how to improve the care of such patients using resources available through the free clinic and other local safety net services.  In addition to the advanced complex medical conditions at the free clinic, the clinic provides care to patients from a diverse background of cultures, spirituality, social influence, and health literacy. Through the evaluation and management of the patients, the student will recognize the impact of culture, spirituality, social influence, and health literacy on the delivery of health care to such a population.  In addition to the above activities, the student will acquire experience with law and oversight issues related to the operation of a primary care clinic in Indiana. As the Medical Director of the clinic, Dr. Isbister will have the opportunity to discuss law and oversight issues with the student.

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Campus

 

Availability:  August, September, October, February, March, April

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit: 12

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  65% Clinical; 35% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731)

 

 

 

02YF731

FAMILY MEDICINE SUB-INTERNSHIP

 

Course Director:  Dr. Paul Blusys

 

Other Faculty:  Staff

 

Description:

The purpose of this elective is to acquaint the student with the specialty of Family Medicine, including the postgraduate training in that discipline, at the Fort Wayne Family Practice Residency. The student directly participates in all phases of patient care under the direct supervision of a senior resident, the Residency Director, and/or the residency faculty. The student attends hospital rounds with the residents and all educational conferences or lectures scheduled for the residency. After-hours patient care in conjunction with the resident(s) on call in the hospital is encouraged. Substantial exposure to Obstetric, Emergency, and Critical Care problems are common in this setting. Arrangements with the Residency Director to design and implement a research project in areas pertinent to Primary Care are possible.

 

Location:  Fort Wayne Medical Education Center (Ft Wayne)

 

Availability:  August - January

 

Number of units:  1 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  4th year student in good standing with IUSM

 

Course components:  80% Clinical; 15% Lecture; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731).   

 

18YF701

FAMILY PRACTICE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Justin Whitt

 

Other Faculty: Dr. Melanie Schreiner, Dr. Chris Shue, Dr. Jennifer Bunch, Dr. Ryan Brown, Dr. Jennifer Wilson

 

Description:

1.       Each senior student will participate in our family practice center under the supervision or our program directors actively seeing and staffing patients.

2.       Further experiences can be custom tailored to the student's needs with opportunities in obstetrics, pediatrics, medicine, procedures, private family practitioner offices, or time in the FPC with our residents.

3.       All aspects of family practice will be emphasized, with the following experiences being available:

·         Obstetrics (up to 10 - 15 deliveries/month are average for a senior student)

·         Outpatient procedures (obstetrical ultrasound, EGD's full colons, treadmill, colposcopy, and derm procedures),

·         Inpatient and outpatient adult medicine and pediatrics experiences

4.       Evidence based medicine is utilized wherever possible with literature and database searching capabilities just outside of each exam room allowing information to affect treatment decisions.

 

Goal/Objective:

The course objectives include exposing medical students to the full spectrum of Family Medicine taught in a friendly, caring environment by dedicated, passionate faculty. Family Medicine encompasses a large spectrum of the health care system. We educate students in all aspects of primary care and assist students in career decisions. First contact with patients, development of differential diagnosis, and expansion of treatment plans will be stressed. Use of IS, evidence based medicine, and exposure to procedures utilized in FM will also be emphasized. 

 

Note:

This course may be dropped/added with 15 days of the beginning date for the elective.

 

Location:  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1-4 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  2

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  100% Clinical Observation unless level IV obtained, then 75% clinical and 25% project

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

45YF703

FAMILY MEDICINE

 

Course Director:  Dr. Bayne Spotwood

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. I. Cannon,   Dr. D. Ross

 

Description:

Working directly with the faculty and residents, the student will acquire familiarity with the concepts of Family Medicine. He/she will be assigned specific patients in a manner wherein the broadest exposure to all aspects of family health care will be provided. Emphasis is placed on the student participating in all areas related to comprehensive family health care.

 

Goal/Objective:

 

Location:  The Methodist Hospital, Inc. (Gary/Merrillville)

 

Availability:  May, June, July, Aug

 

Number of units:  1-3 Full Time

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  4th year status

 

Course components:  85% Clinical; 10% Lecture; 5% Library

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

 

45YF709

URBAN MEDICINE – CARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED

 

Course Director:  Dr. Janet Seabrook

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Richardson

 

Description:

The entire American healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic change, and physicians will have to know more than the technical aspects of their profession to participate meaningfully in shaping this change.  Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) have expanded beyond their traditional role of providing basic healthcare services to the underserved to being laboratories for designing changes in how primary healthcare is delivered.  Students in this elective will learn about the economic, cultural, and sociological context of American healthcare, and will get an introduction to the managerial challenges of re-designing healthcare systems to produce good outcomes effectively and efficiently to patients in an urban setting.

 

Goal/Objective:

• Understand and discuss the uniqueness and role of a FQHC in the community.
• Understand and discuss issues of accessibility, availability, and affordability in Urban Healthcare and have a greater understanding about the causes of health care disparities.
• Understand and describe the organization and delivery of health care in an urban setting based on clinical rotations in different departments within the FQHC and other health care facilities.
• Implement chronic disease management techniques with patients in the urban setting.
• Diagnose and manage common undifferentiated medical problems presenting in the urban setting.
• Appreciate the value of preventive health measures in quality of care by participating in an available patient advocacy program.

 

Location:  Community HealthNet

                             

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical, 20% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP - Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

64YX709

URBAN MEDICINE – CARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED

 

Course Director:  Dr. Tim Ames

 

Other Faculty:  Dr. Jennifer Maya and Dr. Sarita Prasad

 

Description:

The entire American healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic change, and physicians will have to know more than the technical aspects of their profession to participate meaningfully in shaping this change.  Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) have expanded beyond their traditional role of providing basic healthcare services to the underserved to being laboratories for designing changes in how primary healthcare is delivered.  Students in this elective will learn about the economic, cultural, and sociological context of American healthcare, and will get an introduction to the managerial challenges of re-designing healthcare systems to produce good outcomes effectively and efficiently to patients in an urban setting.

 

Goal/Objective:

• Understand and discuss the uniqueness and role of a FQHC in the community.
• Understand and discuss issues of accessibility, availability, and affordability in Urban Healthcare and have a greater understanding about the causes of health care disparities.
• Understand and describe the organization and delivery of health care in an urban setting based on clinical rotations in different departments within the FQHC and other health care facilities.
• Implement chronic disease management techniques with patients in the urban setting.
• Diagnose and manage common undifferentiated medical problems presenting in the urban setting.
• Appreciate the value of preventive health measures in quality of care by participating in an available patient advocacy program.

 

Location:  Healthlinc Community Health Center

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  1

 

Prerequisites:  3rd or 4th year status

 

Course components:  80% Clinical, 20% Library/Research

 

Elective Type/Category:  CP – Clinical Practice

 

All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Margie Rivera-Tomasi (mriverat@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).   

 

64YX719

URBAN MEDICINE – CARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED

 

Course Director:  Dr. Kamaljeet Girn

 

Description:

The entire American healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic change, and physicians will have to know more than the technical aspects of their profession to participate meaningfully in shaping this change.  Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) have expanded beyond their traditional role of providing basic healthcare services to the underserved to being laboratories for designing changes in how primary healthcare is delivered.  Students in this elective will learn about the economic, cultural, and sociological context of American healthcare, and will get an introduction to the managerial challenges of re-designing healthcare systems to produce good outcomes effectively and efficiently to patients in an urban setting.

 

Goal/Objective:

• Understand and discuss the uniqueness and role of a FQHC in the community.
• Understand and discuss issues of accessibility, availability, and affordability in Urban Healthcare and have a greater understanding about the causes of health care disparities.
• Understand and describe the organization and delivery of health care in an urban setting based on clinical rotations in different departments within the FQHC and other health care facilities.
• Implement chronic disease management techniques with patients in the urban setting.
• Diagnose and manage common undifferentiated medical problems presenting in the urban setting.
• Appreciate the value of preventive health measures in quality of care by participating in an available patient advocacy program.

 

Location:  North Shore Health Centers

 

Availability:  All year

 

Number of units:  1

 

Max Students/Unit:  1