Apr 02, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Rush Medical College

  
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    DRM - 7EI Dermatology Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    DRM - 716 Dermatology


    Dermatologic problems are studied under the direct supervision of the departmental faculty; diseases are considered from the standpoint of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, course, and treatment. Clinical and histopathologic correlations are emphasized. Skin therapeutics is taught stressing biochemical and physiological considerations. There is a written final examination based on assigned reading.Third year students may take this elective only in May/June of their M3 year. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    DRM - 781 Research in Dermatology


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    EMD - EXM Emergency Medicine Exam Remediation


    Remediation of course examination. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    EMD - REM Emergency Medicine Clinical Remediation


    Remediation of clinical weeks. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    EMD - 703 Core Clerkship: Emergency Medicine


    Students are primarily responsible for the clinical management and documentation of patients, including performing an initial and any subsequent assessments, ordering and interpreting any diagnostic workup, discussing the case with any consultants or admitting teams. Emphasis is placed on the student learning how to perform a focused evaluation of an undifferentiated patient, particularly the formation of a differential diagnosis and strengthening clinical decision making skills. Required in M4 Year Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    EMD - 716 Emergency Medicine


    Students evaluate adult and pediatric patients in the Emergency Room under the supervision of an attending physician. Fourteen eight-hour shifts are required over the four-week block. There will be at least two weekend shifts, two night shifts, and two evening shifts (actual scheduling will take place at orientation). Grading is based on clinical performance, participation in didactic sessions, a presentation at the end of the rotation, and an oral exam. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    EMD - 717 Disaster Medicine


    In this course, students are exposed to the concepts of managing a disaster scene (triage, incident command structure and performing a hazard vulnerability analysis). Activities are conducted through the use of web-based study modules, discussion forums, and internet chat. Students complete a hazard vulnerability analysis project (through a discussion forum). Fundamental disaster medicine concepts regarding Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE injuries), in addition to natural disasters and psycho-behavioral implications of such events, are also completed online. Each module will be followed by a short quiz to test comprehension. A final exam including a specific disaster scenario (presented online) will also be administered. Upon completion of this rotation, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the fundamental concepts of Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) 2. Differentiate the various categories underlying triage in disaster situations 3. Apply the concepts of Hazard Vulnerability Analysis 4. Describe the essential elements behind Chemical Biological Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE), and natural disasters 5. Explain the essential psycho-behavioral implications of disasters. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    EMD - 722 Pediatric Emergency Medicine


    Students evaluate pediatric patients in the Emergency Room under the supervision of an attending physician. Evening and weekend shifts are included. The student is required to attend teaching conferences in the Emergency Department and to present an informal lecture on a pediatric emergency medicine topic. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    EMD - 781 Research in Emergency Medicine


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    EMD - 822 Pediatric Emergency Medicine


    Students evaluate pediatric patients in the Emergency Room under the supervision of an attending physician. Evening and weekend shifts may be included. Students are required to attend the Pediatric Department noon case conference. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    EMD - 830 Medical Toxicology/Poison Control


    This course introduces the student to the nature and scope of poisoning. The Illinois Poison Center covers the entire state of Illinois and handles 90,000-100,000 calls per year from individuals and healthcare facilities. The goal for the medical student is to develop a basic understanding on acute poisonings. In addition, the student will be knowledgeable about the public health role of the Poison control Center and Medical Toxicologists in managing poisons throughout the state, and it’s interface with the public and health care facilities. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    EMD - 831 Emergency Ultrasound


    This course provides students with an introduction to Emergency Ultrasound as well as an inside look into Emergency Medicine. Students are evaluated across core competencies based on interactions with patients, total number of scans, accuracy and participate in didactics, journal clubs, image review sessions and research meetings. Students determine when an emergency ultrasound exam is indicated, discuss the examination with the patients and obtain informed consent, obtain US images, interpret US images and work with primary clinical staff to integrate US findings into patient management. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    FAM - 7EI Family Medicine Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    FAM - 705 Family Medicine Leadership Program (FMLP)


    The Family Medicine Leadership Program (FMLP) is a four-year, longitudinal curriculum designed to help meet the health needs of the population by training a select group of primary care focused medical students to become family medicine providers, mentors and leaders. The curriculum emphasizes patient-centered, community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, with leadership development throughout the full four years of the student’s undergraduate medical education. Students are assigned to outpatient practices that will serve as their longitudinal “home base” for their entire medical school experience. They are supervised by family medicine faculty mentors and become an integral part of the community-based care team, gaining an appreciation for continuity of care by following their own panel of patients over time, observing the course of illness and recovery. The students participate in extracurricular activities and learning activities that emphasize the patient-centered medical home, promote community service and scholarly pursuits, requiring independent study and self-directed learning, allowing for significant personal and professional growth. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 1
Credit(s): 1
  
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    FAM - 710 Subinternship: Family Medicine


    An intensive inpatient primary care experience at Rush Copley. The subintern will function in a capacity similar to an intern, with supervision by a senior Family Medicine resident and faculty physician. Required in M4 Year Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    FAM - 725 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency


    In this course students develop skills in interviewing and managing alcoholic and other chemically dependent patients. A longitudinal interdisciplinary experience is stressed, emphasizing detoxification, rehabilitation, and outpatient treatment. Can be taken for either two or four weeks. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    FAM - 735 Primary Care Sports Medicine


    The focus of this course is on outpatient management of acute and chronic sports and exercise-related injuries and medical issues pertinent to athletes in a multidisciplinary setting. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems common to athletes. In the context of sports medicine, the student will get exposure and improve proficiency in musculoskeletal physical examination, imaging (such as plain films, MRIs, and bone scans); biomechanics; physical therapy, physiology and metabolism; nutrition; and sports psychology. In addition to the clinical issues, the philosophy of primary care sports medicine is explored, and the aspects of prevention in sports medicine is highlighted. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    FAM - 741 Urban Primary Care


    An advanced preceptorship with three family physicians in an urban practice. Students are expected to initiate and complete a research or quality improvement project focusing on preventive health services or the enhancement of access to medical care for minority communities. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    FAM - 745 Private Practice Preceptorship


    A preceptorship with an experienced family physician, both at the office and in the hospital. The student works in all areas of a busy physician’s practice. Multiple sites in Chicago and suburbs are available. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    FAM - 761 Principles and Practice of Wound Care


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the multidisciplinary approach used in the management of chronic wounds, including the evaluation and treatment of these wounds in the context of underlying complex medical conditions (such as diabetes mellitus, renal failure, osteomyelitis, arterial insufficiency, spinal cord injuries, peripheral vascular insufficiency, and resistant infections). Students are introduced to new developments in the field of wound care (platelet derived GF, skin grafting, vacuum assisted closure, compression pumps/wraps, etc.). Since the patients return to the clinic on a weekly basis for ongoing treatment, students have the opportunity to participate in continuity of care, and observe the wound healing. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    FAM - 781 Research in Family Medicine


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    HHV - 711 Medical Ethics


    Collaborating with at least one seasoned ethicist, M4 students study questions and topics that have captured their attention during previous clinical study. In this process, they can explore their own moral reasoning and enhance their ability to conduct moral analysis of clinical medicine. Students may attend clinical events that pertain to their question, read contemporary or classical ethics literature, review medical research for ethics embedded in evidence-based practice, consult with members of the faculty of medicine, or be involved in other activities that advance their inquiry. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    MED - EXM Medicine Exam Remediation


    Remediation of course examination. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    MED - REM Medicine Clinical Remediation


    Remediation of clinical weeks. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    MED - 7EI Internal Medicine Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 703 Core Clerkship: Internal Medicine


    This course introduces students to the study and skills of clinical medicine. Through the case study approach, students have the opportunity to evaluate and manage a variety of patients and their problems. In this manner, students can develop their skills in history taking and physical examination and will review pathophysiological principles in caring for patients. Students develop an understanding of relationships between disease states and patient hosts from the medical, social and emotional points of view. The ward team approach allows students the opportunity to actively work toward the goals of good patient care and the acquisition of a solid foundations of medicine. Students are expected to supplement their learning through a self-study program of learning objectives. This will provide the students with exposure to basic technical skills as well as a core set of topics in Internal Medicine. Required Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 8
Credit(s): 8
  
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    MED - 710 Subinternship: Internal Medicine


    Students function at an advanced level, doing histories and physical examinations, diagnostic evaluations, and initiation of appropriate therapy. There is close supervision by the staff of the Department of Internal Medicine. The course is primarily intended for students desiring additional clinical experience in internal medicine. The four (4) week subinternship rotation is taken during the fourth year. This clerkship will be scheduled during the elective lottery, which takes place in the spring of the M3 year. Required in M4 Year Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 711 Cardiovascular Medicine


    This course is the study of the diagnostic spectrum of cardiac evaluation including bedside assessment, critical care cardiology, electrocardiography, electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, coronary care, interventional cardiology, preventive cardiology and exercise testing. Patient study is carried out under the direction of the clinical staff. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 712 Medical Intensive Care


    This course provides experience in the recognition and management of medical critical care issues, particularly the use of bedside hemodynamic monitoring, use of mechanical ventilators, and management of cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and endocrine emergencies. Patient care is carried out under the direction of the clinical staff. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 713 Cardiovascular Research


    In this course, a student’s program is individually planned with emphasis on understanding basic research techniques and completion of a project with the goal of submitting an abstract and/or manuscript. The student is assigned to a specific faculty member based on his/her individual interest. The research program of the Section of Cardiology encompasses treatment and prevention of chronic heart failure, arrhythmias, and coronary artery disease; echocardiography; myocardial cell contraction; molecular biology of heart cell differentiation; and vascular biology. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Office of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 716 Poison Control


    In this course students learn the basics in management of a poisoned or overdosed patient, including decontamination of toxins via all routes (i.e., ingestion, oculardermal, and inhalation). The student gains a working knowledge of signs/symptoms, antidotal therapy, toxicologic laboratory, nomogram interpretation monitoring parameter and management appropriate to a variety of poisons including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, household products, and plants. Students attend morning rounds and case conferences at the Toxikon Group at Stroger Hospital or the UIC College of Medicine. Students work on the Illinois Poison Center emergency telephone lines under supervision of IPC staff. The Illinois Poison Center is a 24-hour emergency service fielding approximately 90,000 calls a year from parents, schools, work sites, emergency rooms, occupational medicine clinics, etc., regarding a variety of toxicological emergencies. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 721 Endocrinology/Metabolism


    Endocrine and metabolic disorders are studied under the direction of the clinical faculty. Regular didactic sessions, departmental conferences and seminars supplement clinical work, which involves both outpatients and inpatients. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 724 Coronary Care Unit


    This course is designed for students desiring advanced exposure to patients with acute cardiovascular illness. During this rotation the student functions at the sub-intern level and will be expected to admit anywhere from one to three patients per day. Although night call is not required, it is expected that the student remain until their work is fully completed and sign-out given to the intern on-call. The student then will give formal presentations of patient histories and physicals at morning rounds. The student is available for admitting and rounding six days out of seven. The student is also exposed to the full spectrum of bedside procedures performed in the coronary care unit including pulmonary artery catheterization, indwelling arterial line, and venous central catheter. Exposure to placement of transvenous pacemakers and intraaortic balloon pumps will also be part of the CCU experience. It is anticipated that the experience in the coronary care unit be rigorous. At the conclusion of the rotation the student should be able to understand the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of cardiovascular illnesses including ischemic heart disease, advanced heart failure, shock, hypertensive heart disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease and pericardial disease. The student gains valuable experience in the diagnosis and treatment of rhythm disturbances and in 12-lead electrocardiogram interpretation. The student is responsible for all aspects of patient care under the supervision of the physician team which includes a full-time Cardiovascular Attending Physician, a Cardiovascular Fellow, as well as Internal Medicine Residents and Interns. It is also expected that the student participate in didactic conferences and attend all the Cardiology conferences throughout their rotation. This clerkship is recommended for students intending to enter a career in Internal Medicine, the Internal Medicine Subspecialties or Critical Care Medicine. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 726 Nephrology


    In this course, the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with acute and chronic renal disease as well as various fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte abnormalities are studied. In addition, the course is directed toward the proper interpretation of pathophysiologic findings and the practical clinical management of nephrotic syndrome, diabetic nephropathy, glomerulonephritis and patients with chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 732 Digestive Diseases


    This course is divided into two 2-week sessions; Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Students rotate on the gastroenterology and hepatology inpatient services including liver transplant. Students actively participate in consults, didactic lectures and bedside rounds. Students attend all conferences including Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, conference, Liver Transplant conference and Journal Club. An outpatient experience in both gastroenterology and hepatology is available once per week if desired. There is an optional opportunity for those students wishing to participate in clinical research in the area of digestive diseases to incept projects during this rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 736 Hematology


    This course provides an intensive exposure to clinical hematology. Students meet with residents, fellows and a teaching-attending hematologist daily for presentation and discussion of hospitalized hematology patients. Students work-up patients, present them to the attending and participate in patient care with medical residents. Blood and bone marrow slides on the service patients are reviewed daily with attending hematologists using a teaching (multi-headed) microscope. Bedside rounds follow the daily presentation of cases. On Mondays, a multidisciplinary lymphoma conference presents diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the malignant lymphomas. On Thursdays, a clinical conference is held in which a patient is presented and discussed in depth by students, residents and faculty. A recent addition to this elective is a daily self-learning session with a faculty member on a core topic of hematology. Twenty of these topics cover the spectrum of hematologic diseases. All conferences held by the Section of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation is available to the students on an optional basis. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 746 Infectious Disease


    In this course students are exposed to a wide variety of acute and chronic Infectious Disease problems with emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Teaching is conducted in a case-study format in which students see new patients and present them to the attending on consultation rounds. Rush and Stroger Hospitals have a joint fellowship training program in Infectious Disease. Rush students will spend two weeks at Rush and two weeks at Stroger Hospital on the respective Infectious Disease Consultative Services; visiting students will spend all four weeks at Rush. In addition, students will attend a weekly two-hour infectious disease conference at Rush and a one-hour infectious disease conference at Stroger where they may present cases. Sixteen lectures on basic infectious disease topics are presented over the four weeks. Students are NOT allowed to drop this course less than 8 weeks prior to the start. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 747 Global & Community Health


    In this course, students spend between 2 and 4 weeks in a specific community defined by the student. The purpose of this elective is to provide students the opportunity to read and discuss in the area of Primary Health Care, as defined by the World Health Organization (1978). Students obtain a framework for addressing common diseases in an underserved community setting from a clinical, epidemiologic and public health perspective. In addition to the didactic portion of the course the student spends 2-4 weeks in an underserved community developing country setting under the supervision of Rush faculty. The course will focus on the social determinants of population health, including the impact of environment, poverty, social structure and culture on health status and health care. The course will include the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of selected diseases of importance in underserved settings. Students use this knowledge to develop a plan for working in disadvantaged communities providing primary health care, either locally or internationally. Students must have a faculty sponsor at Rush as well as a physician at the site responsible for supervision of the student’s work. Students must complete the on-line curriculum and reading self study prerequisites prior to departure for their work in the community and must submit a completed project within one week of the completion of the elective. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 751 Rheumatology


    In this course, students participate in all activities of the Section of Rheumatology, including patient care in clinics, inpatient consultations, conferences and didactic sessions. A wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and connective tissue diseases are seen. Objectives include performance of musculoskeletal exam, synovial fluid analysis, arthrocentesis, therapeutic injection of joints and other structures, ability to formulate differential diagnosis of rheumatic conditions, and formulate long-term management programs. An interdisciplinary approach relies on contributions of immunology, orthopedics, diagnostic radiology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 755 Quality & Safety in the Hospital


    In this course students are assigned to the RUMC Attending Directed service and assume primary responsibility for patient care under close supervision, provided by an assigned attending hospitalist. Students have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with an attending hospitalist, and interface with case management, physical therapy, pharmacy, nursing, primary care physicians outside of the hospital, emergency medicine and critical care physicians and medical/surgical consultants to provide high-quality and safe inpatient care. Students participate in a series of workshops and didactic sessions addressing important topics in quality improvement and patient safety. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 761 Medical Oncology


    Patients seen by the Section of Medical Oncology provide an ample and varied spectrum of oncological problems. Students study selected patients under the direction of members of the section. Various therapeutic approaches and complications occurring in the course of the disease are discussed. The program stresses the importance of the combined interdisciplinary approach using the resources of the Departments of Surgery and Therapeutic Radiology, as well as those of Pathology and Nuclear Medicine. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 771 Pulmonary Medicine


    The course gives the student an exposure to the diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of pulmonary disorders. The rotation concentrates primarily on in-patients at Rush University Medical Center, but there is an opportunity to work with out-patients in the Rush Center for Lung Diseases. The essentials of pulmonary physiology, the use and interpretation of pulmonary function testing, and the provision of mechanical ventilatory support are emphasized during the rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 777 Allergy/Immunology


    This course teaches the clinical approach to the problems of allergy, other immune-mediated diseases and immunodeficiency in children and adults. Diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered IgE-mediated diseases (allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and urticarla), as well as connective tissue diseases and immunodeficiency syndromes are explained. Students are responsible for following medicine as well as pediatric inpatient consults at RUMC and Stroger Hospitals and report to the attending physician-on-service for daily rounds. Allergy/Immunology outpatient care is demonstrated at Fantus Clinic (part of the Stroger Hospital Ambulatory Care Network) as well as the Allergy/Immunology Office at Rush University Medical Center. Students also learn about skin testing techniques, spirometry, and immunological tests performed by the Rush Medical Laboratory. Teaching (basic science or clinical lecture, journal club, research and chart review) conferences are held at Rush on Friday mornings. The attending physician-on-service and/or fellow-on-service also teach on daily rounds. A pretest and final quiz are given to measure achievement as a basis for evaluation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 781 Research in Medicine


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    MED - 785 Community-Based Intensive Care


    This community-based intensive care experience is offered at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Students learn to recognize critically ill patients’ presentation and natural history, identify proper treatment of critical illness, and become familiar with typical critical care procedures. They also learn the process of multidisciplinary rounds in a community ICU. Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 790 Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care


    This is a two-week online compressed course designed for graduate students to build a foundation in palliative care principles that may be applied directly to patient care. The focus of the course is to gain familiarity with an interdisciplinary approach and establish primary palliative care expertise in caring for patients with life-limiting illness across the disease continuum. Students learn the history and driving tenets of palliative care, discover the core skills in interprofessional team work, and expand their understanding of complex pain and symptom management, serious illness communication, prognostication, and the care of the dying patient. Graduate students leave with skills that have been demonstrated to improve patient safety, patient and provider satisfaction, and decrease health care utilization. Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    MED - 795 Geriatric Medicine


    This course draws upon a number of resources within the Rush system, including Rush University Senior Care and its practice sites and Johnston R. Bowman Health Center. Students learn about models of care for older adults throughout the continuum of medical care. Under the supervision of the faculty of the section of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, students participate as part of an interdisciplinary team in evaluation and assessment of the medical, psychiatric, and social needs of older adults. The curriculum includes exposure to topics in medical ethics, medical economics, and medical and legal aspects of end-of-life care. Weekly didactic sessions presented by section faculty complement clinical experiences. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    MED - 799 Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics


    This course is based at Lifetime Medical Associates, the continuity practice of the Rush Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. This integrated resident-faculty outpatient practice focuses on family-oriented primary care. Students spend the day working with common outpatient problems in patients of all ages. In addition, students gain experience in office management, insurance issues, quality improvement, urgent care, and other areas important to general practice. Because this course is essentially an outpatient subinternship, we request that students advise us as soon as possible of a need to change dates or cancel enrollment. NOTE: Visiting students may only enroll in four-week rotations with the approval of the course director; they are not eligible for two-week rotations. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 812 Medical Intensive Care


    This course provides experience in the recognition and management of medical critical care issues, particularly the use of bedside hemodynamic monitoring, use of mechanical ventilators, and management of cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and endocrine emergencies. Patient care is carried out under the direction of the clinical staff. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 815 Clinical Palliative Care


    In this course, students see patients referred to the palliative care service in the inpatient, outpatient and home setting. The service sees 50 patients/month in the inpatient setting; 10-15/week in the outpatient clinic; and 2-3 patients/week at home. The student is involved in a selected number of these patients. Palliative Medicine fellows provide teaching to the residents and medical students rotating on the service both formally during didactic sessions, as well as serving as role models during direct patient care interactions and family meetings. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2
Credit(s): 2
  
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    MED - 821 Endocrinology/Metabolism


    Endocrine and metabolic disorders are studied under the direction of the clinical faculty. Regular didactic sessions, departmental conferences, and seminars supplement clinical work, which involves both outpatients and inpatients. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 826 Nephrology


    In this course, the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with acute and chronic renal disease as well as various fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte abnormalities are studied. In addition, the course is directed toward the proper interpretation of pathophysiologic findings and the practical clinical management of nephrotic syndrome, diabetic nephropathy, glomerulonephritis and patients with chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 828 Cardiology


    This course consists of two weeks of CCU and two weeks of inpatient cardiology consults, or four weeks of CCU. Each student can choose which of the two formats they prefer. Students see patients on their own and present/discuss them with the team. They attend cardiology rounds and conferences. Students improve their knowledge about the presentation and treatment of common cardiac diseases including: chest pain, acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias. Students improve their skills in the cardiac examination and in the interpretation of EKGs. There is a daily half-hour teaching conference for the team. Students have the option of staying for an additional hour long conference geared towards the fellows. Students are invited to attend any conferences for the department of medicine residents (noon conferences three days per week). Evaluation is based on the student’s performance on rounds. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 832 Digestive Diseases


    This course is divided into two 2-week sessions; Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Students rotate on the gastroenterology and hepatology inpatient services including liver transplant. Students actively participate in consults, didactic lectures and bedside rounds. Students attend all conferences including Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, conference, Liver Transplant conference and Journal Club. An outpatient experience in both gastroenterology and hepatology is available once per week if desired. There is an optional opportunity for those students wishing to participate in clinical research in the area of digestive diseases to incept projects during this rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 836 Hematology


    This course provides an intensive exposure to clinical hematology. Students meet with residents, fellows and a teaching-attending hematologist daily for presentation and discussion of hospitalized hematology patients. Students work-up patients, present them to the attending and participate in patient care with medical residents. Blood and bone marrow slides on the service patients are reviewed daily with attending hematologists using a teaching (multi-headed) microscope. Bedside rounds follow the daily presentation of cases. On Mondays, a multidisciplinary lymphoma conference presents diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the malignant lymphomas. On Thursdays, a clinical conference is held in which a patient is presented and discussed in depth by students, residents and faculty. A recent addition to this elective is a daily self-learning session with a faculty member on a core topic of hematology. Twenty of these topics cover the spectrum of hematologic diseases. All conferences held by the Section of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation is available to the students on an optional basis. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 847 Externship: Infectious Disease


    As externs on the Infectious Disease inpatient ward, students act as daily care providers for newly admitted patients with HIV/AIDS, most of whom have opportunistic infectious and/or malignancies requiring in-hospital diagnostic evaluation and therapy. Students participate in daily multi-disciplinary team rounds that include an Infectious Disease attending, Medicine house staff, clinical pharmacist, and physician assistants (PA’S). Students also may spend one-half day per week in the outpatient HIV clinic under the supervision of an Infectious Disease physician. Didactic sessions include a weekly one-hour Infectious Disease conference conducted at the Core Center, a two-hour clinical Infectious Disease conference held at Rush, and 12 lectures on HIV-related topics. Exposure to the microbiology lab takes place during which the following topics are reviewed; HIV Testing, Blood Cultures, Mycobacterial Testing, Susceptibilities. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 848 HIV Primary Outpatient Care


    In this course students learn about HIV primary care including HIV counseling and testing; prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of opportunistic infections; and antiretroviral therapy. Experiences will include adult, adolescent and pediatric HIV clinics, and brief exposure to a walk-in sexually transmitted disease clinic, and specialists in HIV dental, renal, cancer, hematology, and neurology specialty care, as well as mental health, social work, and chemical dependency support services. Didactic sessions include a one-hour weekly Infectious Diseases conference at the CORE Center and a 2-hour clinical conference at Rush. The CORE Center provides comprehensive outpatient Infectious Disease services. Founded by Rush and the County of Cook, the Center is operated by the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 850 Short Stay Telemetry Short Stay Telemetry Elective


    In this course students see patients on their own and go over their presentations with senior residents and attending staff. CXRs and EKGs are also reviewed with the attending staff. Students are exposed to the presentation and management of patients with chest pains, acute coronary syndromes as well as congestive heart failure and various arrhythmias. All patient orders will be supervised and co-signed by the house staff. Students usually see two patients daily and follow their patients for the ~48hr stay while they are on the observation unit. Students will be based on the telemetry units Mon- Fri between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 851 Rheumatology


    In this course, students participate in all activities of the Section of Rheumatology, including patient care in clinics, inpatient consultations, conferences and didactic sessions. A wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and connective tissue diseases are seen. Objectives include performance of musculoskeletal exam, synovial fluid analysis, arthrocentesis, therapeutic injection of joints and other structures, ability to formulate differential diagnosis of rheumatic conditions, and formulate long-term management programs. An interdisciplinary approach relies on contributions of immunology, orthopedics, diagnostic radiology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 861 Medical Oncology


    Patients seen by the Section of Medical Oncology provide an ample and varied spectrum of oncological problems. Students study selected patients under the direction of members of the section. Various therapeutic approaches and complications occurring in the course of the disease are discussed. The program stresses the importance of the combined interdisciplinary approach using the resources of the Departments of Surgery and Therapeutic Radiology, as well as those of Pathology and Nuclear Medicine. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    MED - 872 Pulmonary Consultation Services


    This course consists of Stroger Hospital inpatient pulmonary consults and outpatient pulmonary clinics. Students see patients on their own and present/discuss them with the team. They see a variety of new and follow-up patients. Stroger Hospital is renowned for the ethnic and clinical diversity of its patient population. Students also attend pulmonary rounds and conferences. The rotation consists of inpatient pulmonary consults and outpatient pulmonary clinics. Typical hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students will have weekends off. Specific Educational Objectives of Clerkship: At the end of the rotation, students will: (1) display an approach to history taking, physical examination and interpretation of radiographic and physiologic studies to allow accurate description of acute and chronic respiratory syndromes; (2) be able to classify respiratory illnesses based on tempo and findings as acute, sub-acute or chronic and categorize the illness as congenital or acquired, infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic or traumatic in nature; (3) demonstrate an organized approach to interpretation of chest imaging; (4) demonstrate an organized approach to interpretation of cardiorespiratory physiology; (5) demonstrate proficiency in physical examination of the patient with lung disease. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    NEU - EXM Neurology Exam Remediation


    Remediation of course examination. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    NEU - REM Neurology Clinical Remediation


    Remediation of clinical weeks. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    NEU - 7EI Neurology Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    NEU - 701 Core Clerkship: Neurology


    This course is designed to introduce students to the care of patients with neurological illness. Through an exposure to patients with a variety of illnesses, the students develop their neurological examination and history-taking skills, as well as an understanding of the work-up, diagnosis, and management of patients with neurological symptoms and diseases. At both Rush and Stroger Hospitals, the student has extensive interaction with both attending staff and residents, and participates in daily attending rounds. Didactic teaching during the rotation includes a formal lecture series on topics in clinical neurology. In addition, there are weekly departmental conferences including Neurology Grand Rounds. Students participate in the diagnostic workup of assigned patients. At Rush, the student is a member of the general neurology floor service and the stroke/critical care service for two weeks each. At Stroger Hospital, students are members of the neurology team that sees neurology in-patients and consultation patients, as well as attending two outpatient clinics per week. All students are expected to be in attendance and prepared for daily work rounds and daily attending rounds. They are responsible for performing a history and physical examination on their assigned patients and presenting their patients. Students are expected to be involved closely in the initial and daily follow-up care of their patients, including writing daily notes. In addition, students are expected to attend all assigned lectures and conferences. There is rotating call for medical students. Students are required to participate in clinical activities the Thursday morning before the mini-board examination. Required Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    NEU - 781 Research in Neurology


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    NEU - 792 Advanced Neurology


    This advanced course is intended to provide students the opportunity to further develop their clinical skills in the evaluation of patients with neurologic conditions. Students build on the foundational knowledge and experience from the core neurology clerkship, successful completion of which is required. Prior to the start of the rotation, students have the option to identify subspecialties in which they have interest so that a schedule can be developed to reflect these interests. Students may choose to focus on any subspecialties within neurology including general neurology, neuromuscular, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, movement disorders, child neurology, dementia, sleep, as well as in the Neuro ICU service and Neuro-Endovascular service. This is a flexible program which will be structured by the course director and course coordinator to best fit the interests of the individual student, based on clinic and attending availability. Specific areas of interest should be discussed with the coordinator at least 8 weeks prior to the rotation start date. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    OBG - EXM Obstetrics/Gynecology Exam Remediation


    Remediation of course examination. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 6
Credit(s): 6
  
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    OBG - REM Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinical Remediation


    Remediation of clinical weeks. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-6
Credit(s): 4-6
  
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    OBG - 7EI Obstetrics/Gynecology Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    OBG - 703 Core Clerkship: Obstetrics & Gynecology


    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the female reproductive tract. Emphasis is placed on routine obstetrics and gynecologic health care maintenance and patient education. Identification and management of high-risk pregnancy, infertility and other endocrinopathies, gynecologic oncology, family planning psychosomatic disorders, and normal physiological changes in obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecologic surgery are some of the areas covered in detail. Required Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 6
Credit(s): 6
  
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    OBG - 731 Maternal-Fetal/High Risk


    Emphasis of this course is on the identification and management of high risk pregnancy. Ultrasonography, amniocentesis, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, and operative obstetrics are some of the specific topics dealt with in detail. Students participate in ante-partum management of hospitalized and ambulatory pregnant patients with high risk conditions. Additional exposure to intra-partum problems is obtained through daily clinical teaching rounds and through follow-up of high-risk ante-partum patients as they go through labor and delivery. Special experiences and involvement in genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis and obstetric ultrasound are also available. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    OBG - 761 Gynecologic Oncology


    The purpose of this advanced course is to expose the student directly to medical, surgical, and research aspects of gynecological cancer care, beyond the scope of what is achieved during short-term required rotations. The student functions as a partner in a team of attendings, residents and nurses. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    OBG - 767 Reproductive Endocrinology&Infertility


    This course provides clinical experience in diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic management of couples with infertility and women with gynecologic endocrine problems. The students participate in routine diagnostic studies such as ovulation timing, postcoital tests, endocrine evaluation, etc., and are introduced to the use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as hysterosalpingography, ultrasonography, laparoscopy, hydrotubation, etc. The students scrub on surgical reconstructive procedures involving female reproductive system and participate in the activities of the in-vitro fertilization program. Laboratory experience in performing hormone radioimmunoassay, sperm separation, and other procedures may also be included. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    OBG - 781 Research in Obstetrics/Gynecology


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    PED - EXM Pediatrics Exam Remediation


    Remediation of course examination. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 8
Credit(s): 8
  
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    PED - REM Pediatrics Clinical Remediation


    Remediation of clinical weeks. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 8
Credit(s): 8
  
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    PED - 7EI Pediatrics Individualized Elective


    Students may receive credit for an individually arranged elective with a Rush faculty member. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter stating the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and specific dates of the rotation. The sponsoring faculty member must complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the conclusion of the elective. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education before beginning the rotation. Students may receive four weeks of credit for an individually arranged elective. Credit for a maximum of only one individually arranged elective will count toward graduation requirements. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 701 Core Clerkship: Pediatrics


    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and practice of care of the patient from birth through adolescence, which are studied through direct patient contact. The primary objective is to provide an opportunity for students to become proficient in the clinical basis of pediatric diagnosis. The clinical facilities of both the inpatient and outpatient services of Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and private physicians’ offices are utilized. Regular conferences, lectures, and case presentations provide additional learning experiences. Students will have an eight-week assignment to pediatrics, which includes rotations in inpatient and ambulatory settings, and the nursery. Ambulatory activities constitute 50% of the clerkship. Night call is approximately every fourth night including weekends. Required Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 8
Credit(s): 8
  
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    PED - 710 Subinternship: Pediatrics


    The subintern will function in a capacity similar to an intern on one of two pediatric ward services. Senior residents and faculty physicians will provide supervision. The students are expected to take call every fourth night. Required in M4 Year Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 711 Pediatric Cardiology


    Ambulatory experience can be obtained in the care of children with congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as, assessment of innocent heart murmurs. Clinical history and physical findings are correlated with x-ray, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, and cardiac catheterization data. Didactic sessions are offered once a week which include learning the interpretation of ECG and chest x-ray. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 715 Chronic Diseases in Children


    Based at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, students participate in an active inpatient and outpatient program which provides referral services to children with musculoskeletal disorders, neural tube defects and other chronic diseases. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 716 Pediatric Ambulatory Care


    This course offers students the opportunity to participate in primary care pediatrics in a variety of settings. A hands-on approach with individual attending supervision is emphasized. Students follow private and clinic patients for both health maintenance and acute and chronic medical problems. Students generate their goals and learning experiences for the rotation. The course will be geared toward satisfying the student’s individual needs and interests. Students must attend Pediatric Grand Rounds. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 721 Pediatric Endocrinology


    This course provides students with a problem-oriented approach to pediatric endocrinology. All aspects of pediatric endocrinology are covered but particular emphasis is placed on the outpatient assessment of the normal and abnormal aspects of growth and pubertal development. The course aims to highlight the role of the primary care provider in the initial evaluation of pediatric patients with a suspected endocrine disorder and to provide the student with an introduction to specialized diagnostic endocrine testing and management of the endocrine patient. The student is expected to evaluate any inpatient consult which presents during the rotation. The student is provided up to 8 endocrine case exercises with questions for review, as well as other didactic material, and is expected to present an endocrine topic researched from the literature for 15-20 minutes at the end of the rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 724 Pediatric Intensive Care


    This course exposes the student to the type of care provided to medical, subspecialty, and surgical pediatrics patients who require higher acuity of care. The student is part of a medical team comprised of residents of varying experience levels. The student is expected to perform at a sub-intern level with regard to expectations and work requirements. By the end of the rotation, the student will be expected to learn: (1) The initial evaluation and stabilization of a critically ill patient; (2) pediatric resuscitation techniques; (3) basic ventilator management; and (4) procedures such as intubation and central line placement. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 726 Pediatric Nephrology


    This course will provide the student with experience in the care of children with renal problems in hospital and ambulatory settings. The emphasis is on participation in an active consulting service with concentration on normal and abnormal renal functions, electrolyte imbalances, proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension, urinary tract infections, and developmental diseases of the kidney. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 732 Pediatric GI/Nutrition


    This course provides a core set of didactic materials and discussions. Emphasis is on understanding the pathophysiology of, and basic approach to, common clinical problems. The nutrition component includes fundamentals of enteral and total parenteral nutrition management. The student is expected to perform a literature review of one or more topics. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    PED - 741 Pediatric Allergy/Immunology


    This course teaches the clinical approach to problems of allergy, other immune-mediated diseases, and immunodeficiency in both children and adults. Diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered IgE-mediated diseases (allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema, and urticaria), as well as connective tissue diseases and immunodeficiency syndromes are explained. Students are responsible for following medicine and pediatric inpatient consults at Rush and Stroger Hospitals and report to the attending physician-on-service for daily rounds. Allergy/Immunology outpatient care is demonstrated at Fantus Clinic (part of the Stroger Hospital Ambulatory Care Network) as well as the Allergy/Immunology Office at Rush. Students also learn about skin testing techniques, spirometry and immunological tests performed by the Rush Medical Laboratory. Teaching (basic science or clinical lecture, journal club, research and chart review) conferences are held at Rush on Friday mornings. The attending physician-on-service and/or fellow-on-service also teach on daily rounds. A pretest and final quiz are given to measure achievement as a basis for evaluation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 742 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


    This course provides an introduction to the care of children with hematologic disorders and malignancies of childhood. A core lecture series is presented during the elective as well as a review of blood and marrow morphology. Students participate in the evaluation of new patients as well as established patients. Ward rounds are made daily for inpatients on the service and consultations. Outpatient clinics are held five days a week. Several multi-disciplinary conferences are held weekly. A course syllabus will be provided. Students complete the course by taking an oral and written (“open-book”) examination. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 746 Pediatric Infectious Disease


    This course focuses on clinical and laboratory evaluation of pediatric infections. An active inpatient consultation service provides ample opportunity for patient evaluation and follow-up. Correct use of laboratory facilities is stressed. Pathophysiology of infectious diseases, differential diagnosis, and antibiotic use are discussed on daily ward rounds and weekly conferences. Students see outpatients with diagnostic problems as well as attend specialized clinics for children with HIV infection, tuberculosis and congenital toxoplasmosis. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 751 Pediatric Neurology


    In this advanced course students will become acquainted with the broad scope of pediatric neurology with an emphasis on the basic examination of children with neurologic and developmental problems. Basic interpretation of common neurodiagnostic studies in the course of inpatient rounds and outpatient clinics will be emphasized. Students will become familiar with common diagnoses such as epilepsy, migraine, autism, muscular dystrophy, “developmental delay,” tics and attention deficit disorder. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 772 Pediatric Respiratory Medicine


    The objective for this course is to expose medical student to all facets of clinical practice involving pediatric patients with respiratory disease. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 781 Research in Pediatrics


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation.

    Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Office of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8

Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    PED - 793 Neonatal Intensive Care


    This course is an introduction to the care of sick and premature newborn infants in the intensive care setting with emphasis on normal sequence of events in the birth-recovery period and disruptions to that sequence and adaptation of the baby during the post-partum period. Care of the most common complications occurring at this age will be emphasized. Visiting students are eligible for four-week rotations only. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    PED - 804 Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine


    This course provides experience in outpatient settings, including a hospital-based adolescent clinic, and HIV adolescent specialty clinic, the juvenile detention center, and school-based clinics. In addition, students are required to do short presentations and to participate in didactic sessions and a journal club that is adolescent-focused. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
  
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    PED - 842 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


    This course provides an introduction to the care of children with hematologic disorders and malignancies of childhood. A core lecture series is presented during the elective as well as a review of blood and marrow morphology. Students participate in the evaluation of new patients as well as established patients. Ward rounds are made daily for inpatients on the service and consultations. Outpatient clinics are held five days a week. Several multi-disciplinary conferences are held weekly. A course syllabus will be provided. Students complete the course by taking an oral and written (“open-book”) examination. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PED - 861 Child Abuse and Neglect


    In this course students work one-on-one with the attending physicians in the Division of Child Protective Services at Stroger Hospital and actively participate in the work-up, management, and follow-up care of children suspected of being maltreated. Students can expect to learn medical aspects of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect (including Failure to Thrive). Students also have the opportunity to observe and participate in the developmental evaluations of patients and in the psychosocial evaluations of patients and their families. Students attend and provide care in the weekly comprehensive follow-up clinic for abused and neglected children, and also attend the Medical Clinic at the Children’s Advocacy Center. In addition to participating in the clinical work-up of suspected abuse/neglect, students learn about the role of the physician as advocate for the child within the Child Welfare and Legal Systems and learn about the physician’s role in coordinating multidisciplinary care for high risk patients and their families. There is required reading and students are expected to attend lectures and present cases during rounds and weekly multidisciplinary patient staffing. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4
Credit(s): 4
  
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    PMR - 781 Research in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


    Students may arrange research rotations individually with faculty at Rush. In order to receive credit for such a rotation, the person to whom the student will be responsible must write a letter describing the student’s activities, responsibilities, amount of supervision, and the specific dates of the rotation. Credit toward graduation is granted assuming that the research project is ongoing throughout the academic year. Students must submit a proposal to the Office of Clinical Curriculum for approval at least eight weeks before the rotation and must have written approval from the Director of Clinical Curriculum before beginning the rotation. Research rotations are scheduled for a minimum of four weeks of credit with the expectation that the full project will extend beyond the formal course duration. Depending on the proposal, the weeks of credit may or may not apply to the rule of eight weeks maximum credit for coursework in a single subspecialty. This decision is at the discretion of the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4-8
Credit(s): 4-8
  
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    PMR - 791 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


    This course introduces the student to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The course includes introduction in the care of patients with disabilities due to strokes, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, amputations, movement disorders, arthroplasties, etc. In addition, the student is expected to observe, understand, and learn what services are provided by the allied health professional staff, and when it is appropriate to prescribe these services. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2-4
Credit(s): 2-4
 

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