Advanced Clinical Clerkship

Advanced Clinical Clerkship (ME225.01 Endocrinology and Metabolism)

Course Objectives (in order of importance)

  1. Ability to understand the disease process in patients by integration of clinical findings (history and physical) with laboratory tests.
  2. Knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas (endocrine), testes, and ovary.
  3. An understanding of the function of the endocrine organs, metabolism of their hormones, and their effects on the body.
  4. Ability to interpret the results of measurements of stimulation and suppression of the glands.
  5. Familiarity with the use of insulin, thyroid hormones, corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, vasopressin, and other agents.
  6. Experience in interpretation of special procedures for visualization, scans, ultrasonography for tumor and organ visualization.

Course Description

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

Supporting Faculty:

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] 

Report to:
Medical Plaza 200, Suite 530 at 8:00 am
Prerequisites: Medicine
Available to Externs: Yes
Students / Period: max 1 / min 1
Duration: 3 weeks

Student Experiences

COMMON PROBLEMS/DISEASES      
1. Diabetes Mellitus INPATIENT: 25%   CLOSE CONTACT WITH: 
2. Graves' Disease OUTPATIENT: 75% X FULL TIME FACULTY
3. Thyroid Nodules CONSULTATION: 100%   CLINICAL FACULTY
4. Thyroid Cancer PRIMARY CARE: 0% X FELLOWS
5. Hypothyroidism   X RESIDENTS
6. Bone Metabolic Disorders     INTERNS
7. Adrenal Disorders     OTHER
8. Pituitary Tumors      
9. Hypogonadism      
10. PCOS      
11. Metabolic Syndrome      
12. Hyperlipidemia      

For questions and inquiries about the Endocrine Clerkship, please contact Maribel Garcia at (310) 794-7555 or UCLA School of Medicine Clerkship at: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-visiting-students/

For all medical questions and inquiries, please call UCLA Gonda Diabetes Center (310) 825-7922.