ELECT EMEDC - Introduction to Dermatology
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): David Walsworth, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: VA Medical Center
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: M’Liss Sella, email@example.com PHONE:318-675-5915, Room 6-328
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
COURSE CODE: EMEDC NON-LSUHSC STUDENTS ALLOWED: No
Complete VA background check and fingerprinting at least 30 days prior to start of rotation.
Primary Goals of Selective:
To provide a comprehensive experience in caring for and managing patients with dermatologic disorders in the outpatient setting.
- Students will attend clinic each weekday.
- Students will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present to the attending physician the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
- Students will attend the weekly Dermatology conferences and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.
- Students will purchase a small hand lens of at least 5X magnification and use to examine skin lesions
- Students will assist the Dermatology faculty in cutaneous surgery
Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed two excused absences during the four week rotation for interviews. 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. The resources of 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, Dermatology Faculty
Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Dermatology Texts as assigned by Dermatology faculty
Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with dermatologic disorders in the inpatient and 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.