Medical Degree Program Admissions Information for Incoming Students Curriculum Electives Student Experience Student Support 630E - Endocrinology This course is for UCI students only. MS3s need department approval before enrolling in this rotation. Home Education Medical Education Medical Degree Program Curriculum 630E - Endocrinology Course Director, Coordinator and General Administrative Information Faculty & Staff Office Location Phone Email Director: Anna Betlachin, MD City Tower Suite 400 Orange, CA 714-456-7772 email@example.com Coordinator: Kristyn Yim City Tower Suite 400 Orange, CA 714-456-67772 firstname.lastname@example.org DESCRIPTION During the Endocrinology elective, students will see patients with endocrine problems including but not limited to thyroid disease, diabetes, hypo/hypernatremia, hypo/hypercalcemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, pituitary disease, PCOS, osteoporosis, adrenal disease, and transgender patients. The patient is interviewed and examined by the Medical Student, who then discusses the case with Endocrinology Fellow, and then presents to the Attending Physician who goes to see the patient with the student. PREREQUISITES This course is intended for third- and fourth-year students enrolled in the undergraduate medical education program at UCI School of Medicine. MS3s need department approval before enrolling in this rotation. INFORMATION FOR THE FIRST DAY Who to Report to First Day: You will receive an email one week prior to your elective rotation with instructions of when, where and who to page. Location and Time to Report on First Day: Please page the UCI Endocrinology fellow on call. Typically Monday is inpatient consults and first clinic of the week is Tuesday morning Pavilion 1, 2nd floor, at 8 AM. SITE: UCI Medical Center and LBVA DURATION: 2-4 weeks Scheduling Coordinator: UCI students please call 714-456-7800 to make a scheduling appointment. Periods Available: The time of the course must be pre-approved by the elective director at least three months prior to the start of the course. No exceptions. NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED: Two per rotation. WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD DO TO PREPARE FOR THE COURSE Prepare by reading the endocrinology section in Step-up to Medicine and endocrine focused topics on Up-to-Date. COMMUNICATION WITH FACULTY Questions about logistics should be directed to the Course Coordinator. Direct questions, comments, or concerns about the course can be directed to the Course Director. Contact information and office location are at the beginning of this document. Course Objectives and Program Objective Mapping The following are the learning objectives for the 630E course. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in these areas in order to satisfactorily complete the course. In addition, the extent of a student's mastery of these objectives will help guide the course evaluation and grade. Course Objective Mapped UCI School of Medicine Program Objective Sub Competency Core Competency Be capable of completing a history and physical on a patient with endocrine problems. B-1. The ability to competently conduct a medical interview and counseling to take into account patient health beliefs, patient agenda and the need for comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment. B-2. The ability to competently perform a complete and organ- system-specific examination including a mental health status examination B-1: Medical Interview B-2: Physical Exam B-1: Skillful B-2: Skillful Be capable of writing up and presenting patients. B-3. The ability to articulate a cogent, accurate assessment and plan, and problem list, using diagnostic clinical reasoning skills in all the major disciplines . Patient Management Skillful Be knowledgeable in diagnoses of endocrine problems. A-1. Knowledge of the structure and function of the major organ systems, including the molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis. Structure and Function of Organ Systems Knowledgeable Be capable of managing emergencies and diseases of endocrine origin. A-2. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of diseases, interventions for effective treatment, and mechanisms of health maintenance to prevent disease. Disease Pathogenesis and Treatment Knowledgeable Be capable of evaluating and managing endocrine conditions in patients admitted to other services. B-5. The ability to practice effective preventive medicine by identifying, addressing and advocating for strategies to maintain health and well-being, to identify and treat disease early where appropriate and to advise on lifestyle practices. Patient Management Skillful Demonstrate professionalism by attending all assigned rounds, lectures and conferences. D-1. A commitment to lifelong learning and independently seeking new knowledge and skills in their own recognized areas of learning deficit. Lifelong Learning Dutiful Acquire an understanding of some of the most common problems seen by family physicians. A-4. Knowledge of population health, epidemiology principles and the scientific basis of research methods relevant to healthcare. Population Health and Epidemiology Knowledgeable Course Resources COURSE RESOURCES TEXTS AND READINGS: SUGGESTED Williams, Textbook of Endocrinology Up to Date – Endocrine topics of interest Endocrinology section of Step-Up to Medicine Major Exams, Assignments and Grading MANDATORY SESSIONS Didactic lectures are held every Wednesday at 9am, core lectures and grand rounds are held once a month. MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS ITE and Boards. GRADING Medical Students are graded using the following scale: Honors (H), Pass (P), Fail (F), and Incomplete (I). For further information, please review the Grading Policy. You have 30 days from the date of the grade to appeal any aspect of this grade. Please contact your Clerkship/course Director should you have any questions Requirements for “Pass” To receive a grade of Pass, students must demonstrate successful performance in all the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice Requirements for “Honors” To receive a grade of Honors, students must demonstrate exceptional performance in all the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice You must score at least 80% on the post-test to be considered for honors. Grounds for “Incomplete” You will not be issued a grade until all elements of the course have been completed. REMEDIATION Remediation, if needed, will be designed by the Course Director to suit the issue at hand. Grounds for “Fail”: You will receive a grade of "Fail" if the requirements for passing the course have not been met. Please refer to the Grading Policy for the impact of the "Fail" grade to the transcript.