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 (Cardiology, Pulmonary, GI, Renal, Rheumatology, 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 5/6 - Month 1

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
Oct 27 Mon 9:00-10:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Orientation
Oct 28 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 18 MacNider Clinical Topics
Nov 3 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 18 MacNider EKG Lecture
Nov 5 Wed 2:00-4:00 Wilcox Women's Hosp, Radiology Conf Rm, WHB0122 Chest x-ray Lecture
Nov 10 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 18 MacNider Diagnostic Reasoning
Nov 12 Wed 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 18 MacNider Therapeutic Reasoning
Nov 14 Fri 2:30-4:30 Caulfield 321 MacNider Writing orders lecture
Nov 17 Mon 2:00-3:00 Ma 18 MacNider Hem/Onc Disorders McLaughlin Barber Powell
Nov 21
Fri 9:30-11:45 Klipstein Exam G10 Bondurant

Block 5/6 - Month 2

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
Nov 24 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical Topics
Dec 1 Mon 12:00-1:00 Yankaskas 321 MacNider Pulmonary Disorders Bradler Glatz Gonfa Ruiz
Dec 3 Wed 2:00-3:00 Runge 322 MacNider Cardiology Disorders McDaniel Nugent Gray Jordahl
Dec 5 Fri 12:00-1:00 Winzelberg 3074 Bondurant Geriatric Lecture
Dec 8 Mon 1:00-2:00 Fuller 3231 MacNider Nephrology Disorders Adams Jones Meghan Corey
Dec 9 Tues 12:00-1:00 Dellon 18 MacNider Digestive Disease Disorders Hoyle Malloy Miller
Dec 10 Wed 1:00-2:00 Weber 322 MacNider Infectious Disease Disorders Marcinkowski Alcarac Hailey
Dec 16 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical Topics
Dec 18 Thurs 12:30-4:00 NBME Shelf 508 Berryhill


Students not scheduled:  Buck, Cochrane, Congdon, French, Lucero, Stephenson, Turvey, Warren

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.