NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program 593 school graduation. This course serves as a cornerstone within the M4 curriculum as it fosters the transition from student to early GME trainee and helps students prepare for the next phase of their medical training. The skills emphasized during this course build on those developed during the M3 core clerkships and focus on those identified by programdirectors as key to successfully beginning GME training. The six core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for residency programs are 1) patient care (PC), 2) medical (surgical) knowledge (MK), 3) practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI), 4) interpersonal skills and communication (ISC), 5) ethics and professionalism (EP), and 6) systems-based practice (SBP). Crucial to this rotation are the following specific skills: patient evaluation skills (recognizing sick patients), communicating effectively within health care teams, time management (prioritization of tasks), and recognizing limits (knowing when to ask for help). NSU MD medical students focus primarily on several foundational entrustable professional activities (EPAs) developed by the AAMC. M3 students focus on EPAs #1 (gather a history and perform a physical examination), #2 (prioritize a differential diagnosis following a clinical encounter), #3 (recommend and interpret common diagnostic and screening tests), and #6 (provide an oral presentation of a clinical encounter). M4 students are expected to build on those skills and work toward demonstrating the skills described in EPAs #7 (form clinical questions and retrieve evidence to advance patient care), #8 (give or receive a patient handover to transition care responsibly), #9 (collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team), and #10 (recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiate evaluation and management). MDR 9000—Research Research is arranged, planned, and managed by a supervising faculty member and the individual student. Students will initiate or participate in a research project under the direct supervision of a researcher at an accredited institution. Students must submit their plans, agreed to by the supervising facultymember, to the course director, whomust approve them prior to the start of the course. The research project must be relevant to helping the student achieve NSU MD competencies related to scholarly inquiry (SI). Other competencies assessed will include interpersonal skills and communication (ISC) and ethics and professionalism (EP). Examples of acceptable research topics include basic, translational, medical education, or clinical studies. Students are expected to develop and submit an abstract related to their project and a poster presentation that includes the hypothesis, analysis of data (if any), conclusions, and future directions. Satisfactory completion of this elective will meet the minimum research criteria for the NSU MD research project required for graduation. MDCI 7502—Cardiology Selective Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and one of the most frequent presenting medical problems, both in the outpatient and the inpatient setting. This four-week, selective course will provide M3 students with exposure to a broad spectrum of disease processes and procedures, including evaluation of chest pain, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias, valvular disease and peripheral vascular disease, and interpretation of ECGs. Students will be active members of the cardiology team under the supervision of attending physicians, fellows, and residents. Students may also have some opportunity to see patients in the cardiology outpatient clinics. This rotation includes exposure to working with residents in internal medicine and fellows in cardiology. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of M3 core clerkship in internal medicine MDCA 7503—Anesthesia Selective This four-week, selective course is designed to expose M3 students to the field of anesthesiology. This rotation will cover the complete perioperative period of patient care, including preoperative assessment, operating room patient management, and postoperative acute pain management recovery. Students will also gain exposure to other subspecialties within anesthesia, including OB anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and procedural anesthesia in the GI suites and/or the radiology department (for MRI or interventional radiology procedures). Students will be exposed to attendings, residents, and CRNAs in Anesthesiology during this rotation. Prerequisite: completion of either core clerkship in internal medicine or core clerkship in surgery MDCI 7504—Infectious Disease Selective This four-week, selective course will provide M3 students with in-depth exposure to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Students will be active members of the infectious disease consult service, which cares for adult patients on a variety of inpatient units under the supervision of attending physicians, fellows, and residents. The service includes the attending, a fellow, a senior resident and/or intern, and M3 and M4 medical students. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing techniques of infection prevention, choosing the appropriate antimicrobial agents, and recognizing when a referral to an infectious disease specialist is appropriate. Students will learn about the diseases caused by various infectious agents, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, as well as appropriate diagnostic test ordering and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of M3 core clerkship in internal medicine MDCI 7505—Pulmonology Selective This four-week, selective course will provide students with in-depth exposure to the field of pulmonology, allowing development of knowledge and skills related to care of patients

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