Program Coordinator: Mark Grove, MD

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

Prerequisite

Completion of the core clerkship in medicine.

Objectives

To provide students with a core experience in both the diagnosis and treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease.

Description

Students are expected to evaluate and examine patients who present for vascular examination. Supervised by a staff physician, students present a case in an organized and logical fashion, including the discussion of pertinent arteriograms or venograms. Students can expect to interact with the Departments of Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology, as cases are commonly shared. The students will have ample exposure to a non-invasive vascular laboratory, and become familiar with the indications for commonly ordered tests, such as, venous duplex ultrasonography, carotid artery ultrasound and pulse volume recordings.

They can also expect to review ten different videotaped vascular disease lectures during the rotation.

Evaluation

Evaluations are completed and discussed with the student at the end of the rotation. A report will be given to deans and phase coordinators upon request.