Program Coordinator: Jason Vanatta, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 2
Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.
The objective for the rotating student is to give the student an overview of transplantation, transplant immunology and organ donation. Specific educational goals will include teaching about end stage organ disease and management, organ procurement, allocation of donated organs, kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, general surgery in cirrhotic patients, immunosuppression management and immune monitoring, and complications and infections in transplant patients.
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 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, transplant and general surgeries performed by the transplant surgeons. Additional opportunities exist to assist the transplant nephrologists and hepatologists 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.