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M3/4 Curriculum Director
The core clerkship learning outcomes are aligned with the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s) as defined by the AAMC. For more information, see the
Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency publication (pdf).
Sarah Pickle, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 4304
The Family Medicine third-year clerkship is a required four-week outpatient rotation. Students are placed in a community or residency site and become an integral part of the health care team. The clerkship emphasizes strengthening competencies in history taking, physical examination skills, problem differentiation, disease prevention and management, written and oral presentations. In applying these basic skills the student will develop an understanding of the importance of the concept of a medical home in patient care: comprehensive, patient-centered, longitudinal primary care. Working one-on-one with family physicians, students will integrate knowledge of the basic sciences with the biopsychosocial factors that critically impact a patient’s experience of illness and health in the care of the patient.
LeAnn Coberly, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 6055
The Internal Medicine third-year clerkship is an eight-week rotation consisting of four weeks on an inpatient service and four weeks in ambulatory care. Our goal is to help students make the transition from a basic science student to a member of the health care team. On the inpatient service, students are assigned to general internal medicine and subspecialty ward teams and given patient care responsibility commensurate for their level of training under the supervision of interns, senior residents and attending physicians. The educational emphasis is on history and physical examination skills and problem definition. In the ambulatory setting, students are given significant patient-care responsibility in the Student Clinic, community preceptor office, and in an Internal Medicine subspecialty clinic.
John Quinlan, MD
Starla Wise, MD
The Neuroscience third-year clerkship is a four-week rotation consisting of four weeks on inpatient and/or outpatient service, dependent on chosen discipline. This clerkship is designed to train physicians to approach neurological disease in a step-by-step fashion that helps them to accurately diagnose common neurological problems (both life-threatening and not) by developing excellent history taking and physical exam skills, utilizing diagnostic tests skillfully and improving patient outcomes by selecting treatments that are effective, safe and not wasteful of people’s money. Students can choose from one of four disciplines in which to learn clinical neuroscience: neurology, neurosurgery, pediatric neurology or physical medicine rehabilitation.
Jane Morris, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 4461
The Obstetrics and Gynecology third-year clerkship is a six-week rotation that consists of four weeks of inpatient care and two weeks of ambulatory care. The inpatient service is equally divided between obstetrics and gynecology at one of six hospitals in the Tristate. The obstetrics portion may consist of normal labor and delivery, high-risk obstetrics (maternal fetal medicine) or routine prenatal care. Gynecology may include benign gynecology, gynecologic oncology or reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The objective of the curriculum in obstetrics and gynecology is that the student learns the basic skills, attitudes and knowledge that are essential in dealing with women patients and learns how to apply the science of medicine in a caring and compassionate manner so as to benefit the patient.
Corinne Lehmann, MD
Office: Kasota 553 (Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus)
The Pediatrics third-year clerkship is an eight-week clinical rotation designed to present the fundamentals of pediatrics which should be mastered by any physician, as well as to provide a sound foundation for those choosing to enter the specialty. Clinical experience is split between four weeks of inpatient and four weeks of outpatient medicine. This clerkship is a specialty of medicine dealing with the physical, mental, and psychosocial health of infants, children, and adolescents. The primary expectation of this clerkship is achievement of the competencies of an adapted curriculum developed by the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP).
Peirce Johnston, MD
The Psychiatry third-year clerkship is a six-week rotation in which each student is actively involved in patient care on two inpatient units, an outpatient clinic, and the Psychiatric Emergency Room. The overarching clerkship objective is to provide medical students with a broad clinical exposure and greater understanding of the epidemiology, presentation, evaluation and treatment of common psychiatric disorders. Two consecutive three-week rotations working on an inpatient psychiatric unit allow the students to care for patients in acute crises as a part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. At the conclusion of the clerkship, students are able to elicit a psychiatric history, mental status examination and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates the biologic, psychotherapeutic and social needs of their patients.
Latifa Silski, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 1586
The Surgery third-year clerkship is an eight-week inpatient rotation. During that time, students will be an integral part of the surgical team, be responsible for patient care, and will participate in surgical procedures. The activities of general surgeons and surgeons in specialty fields will be experienced firsthand in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The students will learn basic surgical techniques and wound management. Upon clerkship completion, students are expected to understand the basics of surgical disease processes, as well as the decision making used to manage surgical patients.
Thomas James, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 3054
In the Anesthesia Specialty Clerkship, time is primarily spent in the operating room with the student gaining experience in the pre-, peri- and post-operative management of patients. Techniques for vascular access are included as part of the training for patient management of fluid and electrolyte balance. Students are exposed to anesthetic techniques for patient management. The pharmacology of anesthetic agents is seen clinically with an emphasis on interpreting the interactions of these drugs and the rapid onset of medication given intravenously. The student has opportunity for airway management, including intubation, in the operating room setting.
The student will be part of a multidisciplinary team in the care of critically ill patients with cardiac disease. She/he will support a senior resident in the care of patients with diseases such as heart failure, cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction and arrythmias. There will be opportunities to observe central venous lines, arterial lines, mechanical ventilation, cardioversion etc. Given the acuity of ICU medicine and the short duration of this clerkship, it will be by necessity more shadowing and self-directed learning.
Teresa Meier, MD
Lydia Wocher / Michelle Reinhart
Office: Barrett Center, Room 1071 (Lydia) / Barrett Center, Room 1060 (Karen)
Phone: 513-584-8216 (Lydia) / 513-584-9089 (Karen)
Cristin Shaughnessy, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 1202A
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 1551D
Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD
Office: MSB 4011
LeAnn Coberly, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 6055
The students will gain exposure to the multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients. Students will be paired with an upper level resident in a supportive role in the care of the resident's panel of patients. There will be exposure to ventilator management, procedures such as central venous lines, arterial lines etc. Given the acuity of ICU medicine and the short duration of this clerkship, it will be by necessity more shadowing and self-directed learning.
Lisa Kelly, MD
Office: Stetson Building Room 5302
Reena Dhanda-Patil, MD
Catherine Hart, M.D.
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 6413
Rachel Jug, MD
Brian Guarnieri, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room E688-A
The Radiology Clerkship provides a general understanding of the spectrum of diagnostic imaging and diagnostic and therapeutic image-guided interventional techniques. The student will understand the role of Radiology in medical care, and will appreciate the patient's perspective of undergoing medical imaging or intervention. This specialty clerkship provides general education regarding the indications and appropriateness of imaging studies for common clinical problems and an understanding of the appropriate sequencing of exams and the limitations of diagnostic imaging tests. In addition, students are presented with introductory education on imaging techniques and a general approach to the interpretation of diagnostic studies. The complexity of imaging interpretation and the value of training and experience are emphasized.
Wesley Baas, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room 2513
Phone: 1 513 558 3678
Medical Sciences Building Room G453 - G456
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670520
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0520
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