Asheville Course Descriptions

 

 

  • Transition Clerkship
    • Manage the transition from the preclinical to the clinical years so that students will feel better prepared and less anxious as they start their clinical clerkships
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Directors: Dr. Latessa

 

  • Longitudinal Introduction to Acute Care
    • 1 week (integrated throughout year)
    • Acquisition of acute care intervention knowledge through completion of AHA curriculum for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications, adult and pediatric airway management, and exposure the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Directors: Drs. Mitchell and Lewis

 

  • Asheville Track Surgery Clerkship
    • 6 weeks
    • Surgical problems encountered and treated by generalists; and common medical illnesses with surgical indications; basic surgical skills that all students should learn.
    • Detailed Course Information
    • Course Director: Dr. Bill Shillinglaw

 

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
    • 6 weeks
    • In rotations on inpatient services working alongside attendings and residents, students learn and practice clinical reasoning and decision-making skills, developing a rational, evidence-based approach to the evaluation and care of hospitalized adult medical patients
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Directors: Alice Chuang, Michael Evers, Andrea Currens

 

  • Longitudinal Family Medicine Clerkship
    • 9 months – October to June – Half-day per week
    • Work on a one-to-one basis with a primary care physician, seeing patients in that community, and learning about the factors within the community that affect the health of patients and their families
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Director: Dr. Robyn Latessa

 

  • Longitudinal Neurology Clerkship
    • 9 months – October to June – Half-day per week
    • Covers the elements of a good neurological history and physical examination; interpretation of findings and to develop a differential diagnosis based on those findings; appropriate use of diagnostic testing to verify or clarify a diagnosis; the basics of neurological therapeutics
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Director: Dr. Jennifer Jones

 

  • Longitudinal Internal Medicine Clerkship
    • 9 months – October to June – Half-day per week
    • Working in clinics under close supervision with faculty physicians as they see their own patients, students will take primary responsibility for several patients and, with the preceptor, initiate the diagnostic and therapeutic plans
    • Two one-week inpatient experiences teach the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that form the core of inpatient internal medicine, developing a rational, evidence-based approach to the evaluation and care of hospitalized adult medical patients
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Director: Dr. Josh Bernstein
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  • Longitudinal Pediatrics Clerkship
    • 9 months – October to June – Half-day per week
    • Pediatric problems provide opportunities to explore those aspects of preventive medicine and psycho-social-environmental factors that relate directly to infants, children, adolescents, and their families
    • Two one-week inpatient experiences teach the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that form the core of inpatient pediatric medicine
    • Detailed Course Information
    • Course Director: Dr. Ansley Miller

 

  • Longitudinal Psychiatry Clerkship
    • 9 months – October to June – Half-day per week
    • Acquisition of psychiatric knowledge through on-ward clinical experience, off-ward lectures and other presentations and independent study
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Director: Dr. Steve Buie