Core and Clinical Clerkship
Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
Objectives of this clerkship involved rounding early in the morning with our preceptor. It presented an opportunity to see the patient, collect detail history and perform necessary physical exams. Then, Presented and discussed the findings and assessment with Dr. J Parikh. Discussion included many topics including how to approach the assessment and plan for stroke patient or dementia patients as well. At the end of this rotation, I had a concrete understanding of the steps for management of patients with dementia, stroke, chronic headaches, MS, and chronic back pain/injury.
During this rotation, I had a great experience working with OR staff to familiarize myself with necessary OR procedures and protocols for pre-op and post-op patients. I also gained great knowledge on certain techniques required for IV placement and basic fundamental knowledge on various anesthetic medications and preparations.
Main objective of this clerkship was to learn the management of patients with acute MI, CAD and CHF. I had an opportunity to read patient’s laboratory markers, risk factors and EKG. I also had hands on experience during the routine CABG procedures in OR. I was also able to take advantage of the outpatient setting as well while working with Dr. Ahmed where I was able to collect patient’s history, risk factor and assessment/plan.
This was one of very demanding clerkship and gained great experience in Renal care at inpatient, ICU and outpatient settings. Students had the responsibility to per-round and create an assessment/ plan for each patient. Then the findings were presented and discussed with our preceptor. Students were also required to attend outpatient clinic where they gained further knowledge on how to manage patient’s with chronic renal diseases. I was able to learn the management of patients with acute renal failure, DM-2 and other auto immune disease while on this clerkship.
Diagnostic imaging has become an important part of modern medicine, and I gained important experience through various procedure and techniques like mammogram, nuclear imaging, X ray, CT and MRI. Large portion of this clerkship involved reading the x-ray films and interpreting CT or MRI results and diagnosis based on the imaging.
There were many objectives required for this rotation. Patient interaction involved mainly on extracting the detail history including travel, social and occupational history. Main objective we focused on this clerkship was how to prevent epidemics and what steps could be taken while in endemic areas. Also there were frequent lectures given on HIV, HSV and community vs nosocomial infections. During this rotation, I was able to learn and discuss routine.
This clerkship involved assessing patient to have better quality of life. I gained knowledge on use of NSAIDS (risks/benefits) and other pain management pharmaceutical drugs. Main objective of this clerkship involved management of join pain including hip and knee pain. I had hands on experience during many procedures like Total knee replacement. Students were also responsible to read X rays and familiarize themselves with history and physical examination findings of patients.
This rotation mainly involved outpatient setting. I had a pleasure working with Dr. Flores who routinely discussed the administration of various vaccines. I was able to gain experience to gather detail history and per form complete physical examination of our patients.
This clerkship challenged students to think critically and apply all their basic science knowledge in the clinical setting. Most of the procedure involved routine general procedures. Students were responsible to gather complete history of pre op patients followed by post op rounds with our preceptors. During post op rounds, our preceptor and students were able to discuss variety of different topics including fundamental skills of suturing, certain bladder procedures and management of decubitus ulcers etc. I was also able to get hands-on experience in OR during procedures like bowel resection, cholecystectomy and abscess drainage.
Main objectives included obtaining detailed focused history and physical examination in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Typical everyday tasked involved student pre-rounding and prepare an assessment/ plan for each patient. During these clerkship, I had an opportunity to visit nursing home and assisted living facilities as outpatient setting. Students were also responsible to prepare many case based presentation throughout the rotation. These clerkship involved how to evaluate patients current risk factors and what are the steps to eliminate them. These clerkship provided a great opportunity for students to interact with the patients and also discuss diagnosis, medications and treatment plans with patients. Also gained great experience on interpreting lab results and certain routine procedures like fecal blood tests, EKG, bladder catheterization and use of sterile techniques.
During this clerkship, students had an opportunity to work closely with residents. Students typically began their day by rounding on post op and post natal patients. We then get to present and discuss our findings with the residents. There were grand rounds everyday where attending lectured on routine ob/gyn procedures and management for pre natal patients. Students also get to experience hands on training in OR for the procedures like C section and other gynecological procedures.
Objective of this clerkship was to establish great communication and trust with your patients. I also had an opportunity to work inpatient setting as well. Since pharmaceutical drugs were huge part of this field, students were responsible to read articles and have basic knowledge about each drugs side effects and benefits. Establishing differential diagnosis and obtaining detailed psychiatric history and mental status examination was also key objectives of this clerkship.
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