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Year 3 Course Descriptions

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(MS3)

 

  • Transition Clerkship
    • 1 week (Jul)
    • 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: Christopher Klipstein, Debra Bynum
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/transclerk

  • 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: Jim Barrick
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/iacclerk

  • Family Medicine
    • 6 weeks
    • 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: Beat Steiner
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/fmclerk

  • 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
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/obgclerk

  • Neurology Clerkship
    • 4 weeks
    • 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: Ana Felix
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/neuroclerk

  • Inpatient Medicine Clerkship
    • 8 weeks
    • Acquisition of 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: Christopher Klipstein
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/medclerk

  • Pediatrics Clerkship
    • 6 weeks
    • 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
    • Detailed Course Information
    • Course Directors: Kenya McNeal-Trice and William Mills
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/pedclerk

  • Psychiatry Clerkship
  • Outpatient Medicine
    • 4 weeks
    • 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
    • Detailed Course Description
    • Course Directors: Amy Shaheen, Cristin Colford
    • MD Site Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/medselect

  • Surgery Clerkship

 

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