Program Coordinator: John Donohue, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full time

Prerequisite

Completion of core clerkship in internal medicine and course in physical diagnosis. Open to senior medical students.

Objectives

To provide students with extensive clinical experience designed to enhance their skills in evaluating and diagnosing patients who present with symptoms of a musculoskeletal or rheumatic nature and autoimmune disorders.

Description

Students actively participate in all outpatient clinics to ensure a broad and comprehensive experience. Where pertinent to our training goals, students will also have the opportunity to evaluate inpatients. There will be no night call or weekend call.

Emphasis will be placed on history-taking and the physical examination. Students will develop basic skills in the evaluation of and interpretation of immunological studies performed on blood specimens, pertinent imaging studies, and synovial fluid analysis.

Evaluation

Evaluations are performed by the staff members to whom the students are assigned. A report is given to the dean and phase coordinators upon request.