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Electives - Endocrinology and Metabolism
Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Elective Number: (Oasis E28a) 1604
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. William Evans
Rotation Coordinator: Javanov Barksdale
Available: Rotations 1, 2, 3a, 4b, 5-12, 13b & 14
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Report to: Contact Dr. Evans the Friday before rotation starts for report time/place
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: 450 Ray C. Hunt Dr., Aurbach Medical Research Bldg.
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: Students are expected to learn the basic principals of the evaluation and treatment of a broad spectrum of endocrine disorders over the course of the elective. The elective occurs primarily in the outpatient Endocrinology and Metabolism clinic in Fontaine Research Park. The clinics are held Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The student will see patients with diabetes mellitus, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disorders, endocrine hypertension and metabolic bone disease.
Students will see patients alone and then will present the patient history and physical examination as well as an assessment and plan of care to an endocrine faculty physician. Students will learn how to read pituitary MRIs, how to perform thyroid ultrasounds and how to interpret bone densitometry examinations and laboratory tests commonly used in the evaluation of endocrine disorders.
The student will attend the following weekly conferences: medicine grand rounds, endocrinology grand rounds, endocrinology case conference and the endocrinology clinical lecture series. They will also attend the following monthly conferences: diabetes conference, multidisciplinary thyroid conference and pituitary conference.
Students will also be offered the opportunity to join the endocrinology consult team during their elective.
Evaluation: The student is asked to submit the names of the faculty members, they would like to evaluate them, to Dr. Kozlow. The evaluation is based on the student's demonstrated ability to: