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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.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

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:

  • work-up and present cases, providing an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, plan for evaluation and appropriate management
  • interact with patients and colleagues in a humanistic and professional manner
  • increase his/her knowledge base by both reading and by participation on daily rounds and in didactic conferences and informal discussions.