Internal Medicine, Pulmonary (Arizona)
This clerkship is primarily a hospital-based experience. In the morning, students attend daily teaching rounds with the hospital staff consultant. In the afternoon, students see hospital consultations in conjunction with the hospital staff person. Opportunities are provided for students to see the consultation and formulate their impressions and plan prior to the hospital staff consultation.
- Enhance skills in history taking and physical examinations.
- Learn to feel comfortable with the assessment and treatment of a variety of pulmonary diseases, including (but not limited to) COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
- Learn to interpret pulmonary function tests.
During this clerkship, students attend the thoracic diseases pathology conference held monthly at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Students also attend the medical surgical conferences and the weekly clinical pathology conference held at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital-North. Students also may attend the monthly CPC teleconference from Rochester. Videotapes from the Rochester thoracic disease conferences are reviewed in the afternoon. Students are on night call with the staff consultant two days per week. There are no weekend duties assigned.
Method of evaluation
Hospital consultants who work closely with the students during the elective provide the primary performance evaluations.