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PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Completion of Medicine Clerkship.

PURPOSE: To provide training and experience for the student to develop the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and practice competence in the field of endocrinology and metabolism.

COMPETENCIES: The major objectives are to provide an intensive period of instruction and experience in:
•  The pathophysiology, clinical and laboratory manifestations, and management of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders;
•  The basic concepts of defining a research problem, designing a research project, carrying out the techniques of the project, and evaluating the results for interested students.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: There are intensive instructional and clinical activities at both hospitals. The student participates in hospital and outpatient clinic, patient evaluation, ward rounds, conferences, journal clubs, seminars, and research discussions in close association with, and guided by the attendings, fellows, and residents in endocrinology and metabolism. She/he is given increasing responsibility in evaluating and managing patients, literature review, and presenting material at the conferences and journal clubs. There are also possibilities for research experience with a staff member separate from the clinical elective, by special arrangement.
   
ASSESSMENT: Students will be given feedback in the middle of the elective and at the completion. This evaluation will be based on their clinical performance.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 613
Location: UICMC /JBVA
Program Director: Dan Mihailescu, M.D.
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Hammerschmidt 
Email:  hammerea@uic.edu 
Telephone: 312-996-6060, 312-996-7989
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
Independent Study: 8
Outpatient: 12
Inpatient: 10
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions: Please contact Elizabeth Hammerschmidt for reporting instructions.

Updated:  9/4/14