SELECT SCMDA - Community Based Medicine
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Lauren Beal, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Community Outpatient
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: M’Liss Sella, firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 675.5915, Room 6-328
LOCATION: Willis-Knighton Health System
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 4 WEEK BLOCK: 1
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All
NON-LSUHSC STUDENTS ALLOWED: No
COURSE CODE: SCMDA
Primary Goals of Selective:
To provide a comprehensive experience in evaluating and managing patients in the private clinic outpatient setting.
1. Students will complete and document in the patient chart the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them in the clinic.
2. Students will perform a problem focused history and physical on each assigned patient and present it to their attending.
3. Students will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present to the attending physician the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed one excused absence for interviews during the two week rotation. This excused absence must be approved by the attending physician. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and course director and must be made up before the semester is completed. Documentation of such interviews must be provided to the course director. Students will receive an incomplete until such absences have been made up. Make-up days are at the discretion of the Course Director.
Resources for Learning:
The student is expected to use general reference material such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. Some clinics will provide clinic-specific reference materials for study. The resources for the fellows, residents, attending physician and consulting physicians should be used routinely to supplement the student’s reading, as well as recourse to journal articles and internet resources as needed.
Participating Faculty: Course director, LSUHSC Medicine Subspecialty physicians
Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients in the outpatient setting
Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.
Students will receive an informal formative evaluation from the attending physician at the end of the first two weeks of the rotation. Students will receive a summative evaluation in MyEvaluations by the attending physician at the end of the four week rotation.