596 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program Neurology (No Patient Care) MDEN 9022—Historical Perspectives on Neuroscience Elective This elective course is designed to expose students to the field of neuroscience from the historical perspective and present them with an opportunity to conduct research in this area. The goal of the course is to cultivate interest in the deeper understanding of the functions of the nervous system and its role in various human conditions through the lens of the history of discoveries in neuroscience. The topics of investigation may include any aspects of medical, biological, social sciences, or the humanities, with issues linked to the neurological spheres of clinical care, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and behavior. Participants are encouraged to share their findings as conference presentations, ultimately with pursuit of potential for publications. Neurology (Direct Patient Care) MDCN 9041—Neurology Elective This four-week rotation will provide students with in-depth exposure to the diagnosis and management of neurological diseases. Students will be active members of a neurology team, following inpatients and seeing outpatients under the supervision of attending physicians. This rotation may include exposure to residents in internal medicine and students from other health professions, as well as the opportunity to learn from neuropsychologists and psychologists. OB-GYN (Direct Patient Care) MDCG 9015—Advanced Obstetrics Elective This elective is designed to deepen a student’s knowledge of clinical obstetrics. The student will spend time in the Labor and Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum units and will also participate in office-based antenatal care patient visits. The elective will be held at Mercy Hospital in Miami-Dade County. There will be no exposure to residents during this course. MDCG 9043—Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Elective The goal of this rotation is to provide students with an immersive REI experience at a busy infertility private practice setting. Students will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of reproductive care, including office visits, office procedures, reproductive surgery, and reproductive ultrasounds. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to observe fertility treatment procedures, including intrauterine insemination, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and embryology laboratory techniques. Ophthalmology (Direct Patient Care) MDCO 9025—Ophthalmology Elective This elective occurs in the outpatient clinic setting where students will rotate through a variety of clinical areas, including comprehensive ophthalmology, and each of the subspecialty areas including retina, oculoplastics, cornea/refractive, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and uveitis. The clinic sees approximately 200 patients per day and the faculty performs approximately 250 surgeries per month. Students will have the opportunity to participate with faculty members in the exam room and observe in surgery. Students may also choose to observe in the clinical research department. This elective is valuable for students who will practice in diverse areas of medicine, providing themwith the knowledge and skills needed to manage basic ophthalmic problems and to know when to refer to a specialist. Pediatrics (No Patient Care) MDEP 9004—Topics in Pediatrics Elective This elective is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that will prepare them to evaluate and manage patient problems unique to the pediatric population. The course content will supplement the required M3 experience in pediatrics, enriching students’ understanding of pediatric disease and expanding their skill set. The planned course content will include ethics, drug dosing and delivery, fluid and electrolyte management, respiratory symptoms, and disease management. It will also include small-group and case-based learning, large-group interactive sessions, and independent learning from virtual patient cases. Pediatrics (Direct Patient Care) MDCP 9017—Ambulatory Pediatrics Elective This four-week elective provides students with exposure to all aspects of care for pediatric patients in the outpatient, primary care setting. Each student will be assigned to an outpatient, general pediatric practice and will work under the supervision of a faculty physician. Practices will be located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Students may indicate a preference re: practice site. MDCP 9024—NICU Elective This four-week rotation will provide students with exposure to the specialty of neonatology and the opportunity to participate in the care of infants in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Students will work alongside junior and senior residents, under the supervision of attending faculty, in the 20-bed Plantation General Hospital NICU.