Professor Rounds

Student Schedule (see below)

The goal of Professor Rounds is to have students learn clinical reasoning using a case-based format.  For each session a student will present a patient with a disease process based in a particular specialty (Pulmonary, Digestive Diseases, Renal, Infectious Diseases, and Hematology/Oncology).  Students are assigned to present on a given day (see schedule below).  The two to four students who are assigned for a given day will decide which student has the best case to present.  While one of the students does the presenting, one of the others will write on the board and perhaps help out with any general content knowledge. The presentation should be just like presenting on morning rounds (giving full HPI, PMH, meds, FH/SH, ROS, relevant labs/EKG/xray and assessment and plans). 

A subspecialty attending will help run the session.  These faculty members have been running these sessions for a number of years.  They are all great clinicians and teachers.  The attendings will stop the presentations often to ask the students in the audience for their thoughts (like what other questions they want to ask the patient, what is the differential diagnosis, what labs would they order, etc).  So all in all, the students in the audience speak as much as (or even more than) the presenters.

From the beginning of the clerkship students should begin trying to identify a case for each session.  Students presenting later in the clerkship should be able to find cases at the beginning of the second rotation.  Students presenting earlier, however, need to keep their eyes and ears open for possible cases.  The cases do not need to be complicated or anything rare.  In fact, the more "bread and butter", the better.  For example, for the cardiology session, possible cases might involve chest pain (or an actual MI), congestive heart failure or atrial fibrillation.   For the pulmonary session, possible cases might involve asthma, COPD, pneumonia or pleural effusion.  Students should contact Dr. Klipstein if they have questions about finding appropriate cases.

Once students have an appropriate case, they just need to prepare the H&P as usual and make sure they understand the clinical reasoning behind the assessment and plan.  Again, the attending will be "pimping" (in a friendly way) the audience about the assessment and plans more than he/she will be pimping the presenters.

Please refer to the Google Calendar for a COMPLETE list of all lectures held during the Medicine Inpatient Clerkship.

Block 7/8 - Month 1

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
Jan 5 Mon 8:45-10:15 Klipstein 321 MacNider Orientation
Jan 6 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical Topics
Jan 12 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider Diagnostic Reasoning
Jan 13 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider EKG
Jan 20 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Therapeutic Reasoning
Jan 26 Mon 12:00-1:00 Yankaskas 21 MacNider Pulmonary Disorders Michalak Agboola Palm
Jan 27 Wed 2:00-4:00 Caulfield 321 MacNider Writing Orders lecture
Jan 30
Fri 9:30-11:45 Klipstein Exam G10 Bondurant

Block 7/8 - Month 2

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
Feb 2 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical Topics
Feb 9 Mon 2:00-3:00 Ma 321 MacNider Hem/Onc Disorders Husain Lee Lyles
Feb 10 Tues 12:00-1:00 Dellon 321 MacNider Digestive Disease Disorders Hodges Mosby Roemer Tannu
Feb 16 Mon 1:30-2:30 Fuller 321 MacNider Nephrology Disorders Pinkerton Strelow Vuong
Feb 18 Wed 1:00-2:00 Weber 322 MacNider Infectious Disease Disorders Ohadugha Kelley Tolbert
Feb 25 Wed 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 322 MacNider Clinical Topics
Feb 27 Thurs 12:30-4:00 NBME Shelf 508 Berryhill


Students not scheduled:  Cholera, Hacker, Queen, Rupcich, Scott, Waer, Waters, Woodall, Zeitany

Students are to report back to the ward/clinic after Professor Rounds.

Again, students assigned to present a patient at Professor Rounds should consult with Dr. Klipstein at least several days in advance to plan discussions.