NSU HPD Catalog 2022-2023

614 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program 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 working with residents in internal medicine and fellows in cardiology. 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 C.R.N.A.s during this rotation. 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 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. 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 with lung disease. Students will be active members of the inpatient pulmonology service and will be involved in caring for patients with a wide range of disease processes, including COPD, asthma, lung cancer, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary fibrosis. They will round on patients on the general inpatient units as well as in the intensive care unit (ICU), where they will participate in the care of patients with respiratory failure who require ventilatory support. There will be exposure to residents and fellows during this elective. There will also be the opportunity to see patients in outpatient pulmonary clinics during this rotation. 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. MDF 9009—Transition to Residency This two-week, required course will focus on patient care skills needed by PGY1s in all specialties (calling a consult, obtaining informed consent, and managing common “on-call” acute problems), as well as time management, prioritizing tasks, and managing patient handoffs. Studentsmay have the opportunity to participate in some specialty-specific sessions based on their choice of GME path. The course will also address maintaining personal well-being during GME training. Instuctional methods will include small-group sessions, simulation, and narrative/ reflection-based exercises. The Transition to Residency course has been developed to enhance the smooth transition fromUME to GME training. This course will overlap with Match week and may include some Match-related activites, concluding with the NSU Match Day celebration. MDCI 8001—Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine The sub-internship, also known as an acting internship, is a fourweek rotation designed to allow senior medical students to take on an expanded role in direct patient care activities. Students will serve as acting interns under the direct supervision of senior residents and faculty attendings on an inpatient hospital team. Students will expand their knowledge base and clinical skills, while developing attitudes and practices that will support functioning as PGY1 residents after medical school graduation. This course serves as a cornerstonewithin theM4 curriculum, as it fosters the transition fromstudent 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