Any two core clerkships.
2 or 4 weeks
The purpose of the Endocrinology rotation is to prepare the student to recognize and treat commonly encountered disease of the endocrine system and to become familiar with diagnostic techniques used to diagnose these disorders. Students will also learn when it is appropriate to initiate a referral to an Endocrinologist.
Describe the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of common endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, thyroid disease, and metabolic bone diseases.
Gain familiarity with the rationale and basics of diagnostic procedures for endocrine disorders including special testing for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, thyroid disease, and metabolic bone diseases.
Recall the action and pharmacology of common medications used to treat endocrine diseases including medications used to treat diabetes mellitus, hypertension, thyroid disease, and metabolic bone diseases.
Complete a comprehensive endocrinology consultation.
Describe the key elements of managing common endocrine diseases.
Communicate with primary care physicians as a consultant.
Communicate effectively with patients and their families.
Demonstrate respect and compassion for all patients.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.
College of Medicine standard elective assessment will be completed by supervising faculty at conclusion of elective clerkship.
Interested students should contact CMU College of Medicine Department of Distributed Clinical Education at CMEDDCE@cmich.edu