Advanced Clinical Clerkship (ME225.01 Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Course Objectives (in order of importance)
- Ability to understand the disease process in patients by integration of clinical findings (history and physical) with laboratory tests.
- Knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas (endocrine), testes, and ovary.
- An understanding of the function of the endocrine organs, metabolism of their hormones, and their effects on the body.
- Ability to interpret the results of measurements of stimulation and suppression of the glands.
- Familiarity with the use of insulin, thyroid hormones, corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, vasopressin, and other agents.
- Experience in interpretation of special procedures for visualization, scans, ultrasonography for tumor and organ visualization.
Students function as sub-interns in the inpatient consultation service as well as in the diabetes/endocrine clinics. The team consists of an endocrine attending and the student with or without an endocrine fellow. They also have an intensive experience with ambulatory endocrine cases. Attendance to endocrine conferences and rounds is mandatory.
Course Chair: Dorothy Martinez, M.D.
Phone: (310) 825-7922
Sheila Ahmadi, MD, Shalini Bhat, MD, Peter Butler, MD, Inder Chopra, MD, Christine Darwin, MD, Anthony Heaney, MD, Vikram Kamdar, MD, Stanley Korenman, MD, Dorothy Martinez, MD, Stephanie Smooke, MD, Janet Winikoff, MD.
Student Coordinator: Jasmine Teo
Phone: (310) 206-1764
E-mail: [email protected]
Medical Plaza 200, Suite 530 at 8:00 am
Available to Externs: Yes
Students / Period: max 1 / min 1
Duration: 3 weeks