Clerkship Contact :
Clerkship Director:Dr. Magdalena Pasarica, MD, PhD UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd Suite 410 Orlando, FL 32827 Office phone – 407-266-1126
Email – Magdalena.Pasarica@ucf.edu Clerkship Assistant Director: Dr. Feroza Daroowalla, MD, MPH UCF College of Medicine 6850 Lake Nona Blvd Suite 410H Orlando, FL 32827 Office phone – 407-266-1176
Email – Feroza.Daroowalla@ucf.edu Clerkship Coordinator: Kim Gilfedder, MA Florida Hospital – South 2501 North Orange Avenue
Suite 235 Orlando, FL 32804
Office phone – 407.303.3667 Email – Kimberly.email@example.com
Clerkship Goals and Objectives
- Discuss preventive health care issues for adult patients (including lifestyle behaviors), with rationale and indications for each.
- Formulate an initial and ongoing therapeutic plan of care for assigned patients with common medical diagnoses and symptoms
- Abdominal pain
- Acute infection
- Alcohol/substance abuse/dependence
- Asthma (chronic cough/wheeze)
- Back pain
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy
- Biliary/pancreatic disease
- Cancer (breast/lung/skin/colon/prostate)
- Chest pain
- Chronic or acute pelvic pain
- Cirrhosis/end-stage liver disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Delirium/dementia/altered mental status
- Diabetes Mellitus
- DVT/PE/hypercoagulable state
- Dyspnea/respiratory distress
- Electrolyte or acid/base disorder/dehydration
- Esophageal reflux disease
- Fever, bacteremia, sepsis
- Gastrointestinal bleed
- Joint/limb pain/injury
- Noncompliance with medication regimen
- Pain management
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Renal insufficiency/failure
- Sexually transmitted infection
- Skin disorder/problem
- Thyroid disorder
- Tobacco abuse
- Upper respiratory infection
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract infection
- Interpretation: Common serum chemistries, lipid profiles
- Interpretation: Blood culture
- Interpretation: Arterial blood gas
- Interpretation: Electrocardiography
- Interpretation: Chest radiograph
- Perform and document a complete history and physical examination of the adult patient in a logical, organized, respectful, and thorough manner.
- Create a differential diagnosis based on the findings from the medical history and physical examination.
- Participate (observe, assist, perform or simulate) in a discussion about advance directives and informed consent with a patient.
- Discuss how to recognize and respond to system flaws in the delivery of care.
- Discuss the role of team members, consultants and other key personnel in the care of the patient.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Perform a computerized literature search to find articles pertinent to a focused clinical question and present information to colleagues.
Ethics and Professionalism
- Discuss basic principles of medical ethics as they specifically relate to care of individual patients.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors towards peers, faculty, staff, health care team members, and patients, in all learning and clinical encounters with regards to reliability and responsibility, self-improvement and adaptability, upholding ethical principles, and commitment to scholarship.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Demonstrate ability to orally present a new or established inpatient or outpatient case in logical and accepted sequence, including the handover to transition care.
- Document inpatient and outpatient progress notes in a manner that includes appropriate data and reflects clinical decision-making process.
- Demonstrate sensitivity, respectfulness and inclusion of different cultural normative standards, socioeconomic background, gender, race/ethnicity and disabilities in clinical care.
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