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 11/12 - Month 1

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
May 4 Mon 9:00-10-:30 Klipstein Old Clinic Auditorium Orientation
May 5 Tue 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider Clinical Topics
May 11 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider Diagnostic Reasoning
May 12 Tues 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider EKG Lecture
May 13 Wed 12:00-1:00 Yankaskas 132 MacNider Pulmonary Disorders Burgh Williams Holland Meier
May 15 Fri 12:00-1:00 Winzelberg 3074 Bondurant Geriatric lecture
May 18 Mon 2:00-4:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider Therapeutic Reasoning
May 19 Tues 2:00-4:00 Caulfield 21 MacNider Writing orders lecture
May 20 Wed 2:00-3:00 Klipstein 21 MacNider Chest X-ray Lecture
May 26 Tues 2:00-3:00 Weber 21 MacNider Infectious Disease Disorders O'Conor Craft Olson Wilson
May 29 Fri 9:30-12:00 Klipstein Exam G10 Bondurant

Block 11/12 - Month 2

Date Day Time Faculty Location Topic Student Presenters
Jun 1 Mon 2:00-3:30 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical Topics
Jun 2 Tues 12:00-1:00 Barritt 321 MacNider Digestive Disease Disorders Payne Verde Gunther Clevenger
Jun 8 Mon 12:00-1:00 Fuller 321 MacNider Nephrology Disorders Akwari Campbell Lawrence Valencia
Jun 15 Mon 2:00-3:00 Ma 321 MacNider Hem/Onc Disorders Freeman Robinson Moore Warmack
Jun 24 Wed 2:00-3:30 Klipstein 321 MacNider Clinical topics
Jun 26 Fri 12:30-4:00 NBME Shelf 508 Berryhill


Students not scheduled:  Logsdon-Perry, Ravindranathan

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.