NSU HPD Catalog 2022-2023

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program 613 MDCG 7003—Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship provides experiences in both obstetrics and gynecology patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. These include inpatient labor and delivery and gynecologic surgery, weekly experiences in office obstetrics and office gynecology, and a subspecialty experience (this may include reproductive endocrinology, maternalfetal medicine, uro-gynecology, or gynecologic oncology). Students will be involved in every aspect of the patient’s care, under supervision of teaching faculty members. In addition to time in each weekly schedule devoted to assigned APGO core teaching cases, students may participate in conferences/ didactic sessions each week at assigned clerkship sites. MDCP 7004—Pediatric Clerkship The Pediatric Clerkship is one of the six core clinical clerkships in the third year of the NSU MD medical school program. This clerkship will emphasize the basic assessment and management of common pediatric disorders. Student learning will be focused on developing competence and comfort in examining pediatric patients; recognizing normal and abnormal growth and development; establishing an approach to communicating with children and families; and acquiring clinical reasoning skills necessary to recognize, diagnose, and treat common pediatric illnesses. During the Pediatric Clerkship, students will engage in both inpatient and outpatient pediatric experiences. To enhance skills in clinical care and diagnostic reasoning, students will participate in formal didactic sessions each week and site-specific conferences and teaching sessions. MDCY 7005—Psychiatry Clerkship The Psychiatry Clerkship is a four-week experience, which has been designed as an introduction to the clinical practice of psychiatry. The clerkship builds on the foundational knowledge introduced in the NSU MD preclerkship Brain, Body, Behavior course, with an emphasis on a biopsychosocial model of care. The clerkshipwill train students to utilize amethodical approach in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, avoidance of reductionistic thinking, and patient-centered care. Students will have clinical experiences that will advance their knowledge in the identification of common psychiatric disorders; delivery of, or referral to, appropriate treatment; and/or resources and understanding of what psychiatric treatment can offer their patients in regard to emotional health and quality of life. MDCS 7006—Surgery Clerkship The Surgery Clerkship is an eight-week, intense clinical experience that introduces students to the basic principles of surgery, with an inpatient experience as a member of a resident team, opportunities to participate in the OR, and opportunities to learn about preoperative and postoperative care. This clerkship equips students with the knowledge and skills relevant to surgical management that all physicians should possess. It aims to emphasize patient responsibility and professional behavior as essential qualities for new physicians to develop. The NBME surgery subject examination and other assessments of knowledge and skills occur following the conclusion of the clerkship. MDCF 7007—Primary Care Medicine Clerkship This clerkship is four weeks and focuses on the most common encounters seen in outpatient clinics and offices led by family and internal medicine physicians. It supplements the learning in the inpatient clerkships and emphasizes knowledge and skills that should be understood and mastered by all physicians, regardless of their ultimate career goals. The clerkship experience will emphasize the core principles of family medicine, including biopsychosocial, continuity of care, and coordination of care. Students will be exposed to a variety of clinical scenarios including acute illnesses, follow up for management of chronic illnesses, and annual wellness visits. They will also be required to become proficient with several POC tests. MDCR 7500—Radiology Selective This course is designed to give students an overview of all aspects of radiology from the acquisition of images to their interpretation. It provides the opportunity to work with residents, faculty members, and technologists. Students will master the fundamentals of medical imaging and appropriate use while gaining focused exposure in various radiology sections: chest, cardiac, breast, body, musculoskeletal, neuro, trauma, interventional, and nuclear medicine. Students will also observe multidisciplinary tumor boards to gain a better understanding of the collegiate nature of oncology care. At the end of the rotation, students will give a high-value-care presentation of the role imaging plays in evidence-based medicine. MDCS 7501—Surgical Selective This selective course will provide M3 students with the opportunity to spend four weeks immersed in a surgical subspecialty service. Students will select their preferred specialty in advance (orthopedics, plastics, burn, trauma, surgical oncology) and serve as an active member of the clinical team, working under the direct supervision of faculty members and residents. This course is intended to provide additional opportunities for third-year students to enhance their knowledge base and skill set in surgical areas. 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