ELECT EMTFL - Telemedicine
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Dr. Edward Griffin, email@example.com PHONE: 675-3226
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Wendy Rasmussen, firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 675-4424
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 2 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: EMTEL
MUST OBTAIN PRIOR CONSENT BEFORE SCHEDULING
Non-LSUHSC students allowed: No
Not offered during Blocks 5 and 6
GOALS: 1. Acquire knowledge of integration of telemedicine into primary care. 2. Use available resources in telemedicine to evaluate patients when ability to perform full exam is not available (rely on observation and increased reliance on history). 3. Develop the ability to discern the appropriate settings for telemedicine. 4. Consider increased use of physician associates, such as dietitians and diabetic educators to improve health literacy.
OBJECTIVES: 1.) Acquire the basic skills necessary to perform telemedicine clinical services. 2.) Promote better understanding of and use of telemedicine to improve access for patients in rural and underserved areas.
Attendance: Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed two excused absences for interviews during the four week rotation. This excused absence must be approved by the attending physician and course director. 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.
Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS: Perform consults with the assistance and supervision of residents, fellows and attendings in the clinic. Meet with medical director to assign consults to appropriate service.
READING ASSIGNMENTS: To be assigned from Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health (available in the library) as well as pertinent articles in other journals, e.g. Annals of Internal Medicine, and NEJM.
Students will receive a summative evaluation by the attending physician at the end of the rotation.
Evaluation based on core competencies: 1.) Medical Knowledge
2.) Patient Care
3.) Practice-Based Learning
5.) Systems-Based Practice
6.) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF 2 HRS WARD HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY HRS
OR HRS CLINIC 24 HRS LECTURE 1 HRS READING 5 HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 32
All except blocks 5 and 6