NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 65 COM 8018E—Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology This elective is designed to allow ambulatory and hospitalbased exposure to patients with gastroenterology issues. The student will gain exposure to a variety of common, and some uncommon, gastrointestinal disorders, both through evaluation of the patient and through observation of endoscopy. The student will gain preliminary experience in managing gastrointestinal disorders and, in particular, the use of endoscopic intervention for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018F—Internal Medicine: Hematology and/or Oncology This elective will involve inpatient and ambulatory care in the care of hematology and oncology patients. The student is expected to learn the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for hematologic and oncologic diseases through direct patient contact. The student will participate in bone marrow aspirate and biopsy procedures, as well as the interpretation of peripheral blood smears and serum protein electrophoresis results. The student will be expected to expand his or her basic knowledge with appropriate reading materials, as well as weekly clinical conferences (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018G—Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease This elective will involve inpatient and ambulatory care in the care of infectious diseases. The student will see both inpatient and outpatient consults that have a broad range of infectious disease problems. There will be a variety of infectious disease presentations, ranging from complicated, hospital-acquired, multidrug-resistant infections to outpatient consults for fevers of unknown origin or for vector-transmitted infections. Students will also be exposed to the primary and longitudinal care of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Students on this elective are expected to review relevant literature and present that review. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018H—Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology The goals of the elective are to provide the student with instruction and a broad experience in clinical cardiology. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018I—Internal Medicine: Nephrology This elective will involve inpatient and ambulatory care in the evaluation and treatment of a range of kidney and urinary tract clinical problems. It is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to actively engage in patientbased learning experiences under the guidance of a faculty member (preceptor). The clinical experience will emphasize the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney and urologic tract diseases and the management of risk factors associated with the diseases. Objectives will focus on the complete and accurate patient history and physical examination, indications for appropriate diagnostic studies, and the understanding of first-line therapy for common nephrology diseases. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018J—Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Disease This pulmonary medicine elective is scheduled with a preceptor who is an expert in this field. The student will experience the day-to-day activities of clinicians assisting in the care of ambulatory and hospitalized patients. This will give the student opportunity to practice interview and documentation skills. The student may be given the opportunity to participate in procedures as the preceptor determines his or her readiness. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018K—Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine This elective is designed for hospitalized patient care. It will combine critical care in the hospital while focusing on pulmonary disease and management. The specifics of this elective will be agreed to by the student and preceptor, with the student participating in treatment and assisting in procedures as felt appropriate by the preceptor. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8018L—Internal Medicine: Rheumatology The clerkship will involve primarily ambulatory patients. It is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to actively engage in patient-based learning experiences under the guidance of a faculty member (preceptor). The clinical experience will emphasize the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic diseases and the management of risk factors associated with the diseases. Objectives will focus on the complete and accurate patient history and physical examination, indications for appropriate diagnostic studies, and the understanding of first-line therapy for common rheumatology diseases. It will involve the practice of rheumatology in an office and possibly a hospital setting. It is expected to incorporate a musculoskeletal, orthopedic and multidisciplinary approach to various rheumatologic diseases. There will be direct patient contact under supervision. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8019—International Medicine The clerkshipwill expose the student to the practice of medicine in the inpatient and ambulatory environments. Students will be engaged in the care of patients under the direct supervision of a physician certified in a specialty. (4.0–8.0 credit hours) COM 8020—Radiation Oncology This rotation is designed as an introduction to radiation oncology. During this rotation, the medical student will work with the preceptor and see patients in clinic and the Radiation Oncology Department. This is designed to expose the student to the entire spectrum of radiation oncology. Students will participate in discussions with the preceptor or resident staff on different radiation oncology topics and will also be

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