Program Coordinator: Xaralambos Zervos, DO
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.
The objective for rotating students on the transplant hepatology rotation will be to familiarize with management of end stage liver disease, protocols and interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma, management of portal hypertension, pre-transplant evaluation process including attending selection committee presentations, peri-operative critical care management and monitoring of immunosuppressant medications. Students will have opportunities to learn about organ allocating system and policies and opportunity to sit in on transplant surgery and organ recovering surgery.
The rotating medical student will be integrated into our services by becoming active in the daily care of our patients. Medical students will work closely with the fellows, residents and nurse practitioners on the service and will be expected to perform supervised inpatient consults; attend inpatient rounds; assist with clinic and be available for organ procurement and transplant surgeries. Additional opportunities exist to assist the transplant nephrologists and surgeons with the care of pre- and post-transplant patients.
Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.