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Clinical Scene Investigation (CSI)- Rheumatology Selective

Selective Number: (Oasis S44c) 1653

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Janet Lewis

Rotation Coordinator: Amanda Fortune anf6v@virginia.edu

Available: Rotations 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9b, 10, 11 - Class of 2014

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Dr. Janet Lewis

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Rheumatology Clinic, 415 Ray C Hunt Dr., Ste. 2100

Typical Day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Students will participate in an educational experience that enhances their skills as medical detectives. The students will participate in outpatient experinece in the Rheumatology clinic and Sports Medicine clinic. The students will evaluate patients and participate in patient education and have opportunity to participate in doing procedures. The students will participate in Rheumatology Grand Rounds and have opportunities to present in the Rheumatology Fellow/Student's Conference. Optional activities include participating in the Inpatient Consultation Service where they will evaluate new consults and present them to the Attending Physician. The students will learn about ongoing research in the Division by interacting with faculty. Each student's schedule will be designed to address their specific interest in Rheumatology and Immunology.

Learning Objectives:

  • the ability to identify multi-system disease even when the presenting complaints appear to be limited to one system
  • the evaluation of patients with musculoskeletal complaints
  • the diagnostic value of various laboratory tests and radiology studies in Rheumatology
  • learn the importance of interacting with physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing staff in the care of patients with Rheumatic diseases.