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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT EMEDO - Clinical Rheumatology

Director(s): Sarwat Umer, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Glenda Osteen    PHONE:  318.675.5930, Room 6-320
Duration: 2 or 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Non-LSUHSC Students Allowed: No
Course Code: EMEDO
4 Credit

To provide a comprehensive experience in caring for and managing patients with rheumatic disorders in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

  1. Students will complete and document in Epic the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them on the Rheumatology consult service and in the Rheumatology clinic well as all problem lists and treatment plans.
  2. Students will perform an H&P on each new patient assigned to them and present the information to their attending.
  3. Students will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present to the attending physician the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
  4. Students will attend the weekly Rheumatology conferences and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.

Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed two excused absences for interviews during the four week rotation. This excused absence must be approved by the attending physician. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and course director and must be made up before the semester is completed. Documentation of such interviews must be provided to the course director. Students will receive an incomplete until such absences have been made up. Make-up days are at the discretion of the course director.

Resources for Learning:
The student is expected to use general reference material such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. The resources of the fellows, residents, attending physician and consulting physicians should be used routinely to supplement the student’s reading, as well as recourse to journal articles and internet resources as needed.

Participating Faculty: Course Director, Rheumatology Faculty and Fellows

Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Texts as assigned by Rheumatology faculty-

  1. Primer on Rheumatic Diseases
  2. Board Review CD
  3. Selected Journal Articles

Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with rheumatic disorders in the inpatient and outpatient setting

Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.

Students will receive an informal formative evaluation from the attending physician at the end of the first two weeks of the rotation.  Students will receive a summative evaluation by the attending physician.

Offered: All