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Medical Student Education

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HONORS ELECTIVES FOR THE CLINICAL CONTINUUM - DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

VAICU
Hepatology
Congestive Heart Failure Service
Electrophysiology (Cardiology)
Cardiac Imaging
Outpatient HIV
Bone Marrow Unit

1.  VA ICU – Tulane Hospital

Maximum number of students:  2
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  August 27th – September 21st
5.  September 24th – October 19th
6.  February 4th – March 1st
7.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND
Completion of the IM Sub-I with a passing grade

This elective is for students with an interest in critical care medicine.  The students will see 2-3 VA ICU level patients each day and present on rounds. The student will learn the fundamentals of ventilator management and the appropriate use of vasopressors among other key components of critical care.  Students will work with Tulane/VA faculty as well as Tulane Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows. 

2.  Hepatology – Tulane Hospital

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  August 27th – September 21st
5.  September 24th – October 19th
6.  February 4th – March 1st
7.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1.  Completion of the IM Sub-I with a passing grade.
2.  Written Approval from Dr. Miller

This elective is for students interested in caring for and treating patients with advanced liver disease.  This rotation is entirely inpatient and will involve consultations on the floor as well as serving as the primary team for liver transplant patients.   Students will be involved in the care of some of the most complex patients at Tulane University Hospital.  They will be exposed to a multidisciplinary approach to the management of complex liver diseases. Students will have the opportunity to work with local and nationally renowned experts in liver disease.  Students need to be highly motivated and actively engaged in the care of their patients to succeed on this rotation. 

3.  Congestive Heart Failure Service – Tulane Hospital

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  August 27th – September 21st
5.  September 24th – October 19th
6.  February 4th – March 1st
7.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:           
Completion of the IM Sub-I with a passing grade OR
Completion of two weeks of a Cardiology Elective with a passing grade

This elective is for students with a strong interest in Cardiology, specifically the diagnosis and management of complex patients with heart failure.  Students will see inpatient consults and participate in the care of patients on the general wards and the ICU/CCU.  Students will work with locally and nationally renowned experts in heart failure.  Students should be prepared to manage and discuss complicated cardiac conditions on rounds and with their patients. 

4.  Electrophysiology (Cardiology) – Tulane Hospital and University Hospital

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  September 24th – October 19th
5.  February 4th – March 1st
6.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND        
Completion of two weeks of a Cardiology Elective

This elective is for students with a strong interest in Cardiology, specifically the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.  Students will see inpatient consults regarding cardiac rhythm disturbances at both Tulane Hospital and University Hospital.  Students will also observe invasive electrophysiology procedures conducted by the attending, Dr. Colleen Johnson.  Students should be prepared to manage and discuss complicated cardiac conditions on rounds and with their patients.    

5.  Cardiac Imaging – Tulane Hospital

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  August 27th – September 21st
5.  September 24th – October 19th
6.  February 4th – March 1st
7.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of the IM Clerkship with a passing grade.

This elective is for students interested in Cardiology and diagnostic imaging.  Students will spend time learning the basics of cardiac echocardiography, cardiac CT, vascular imaging and stress tests (echo and nuclear).  Students will work directly with Cardiology Fellows and Cardiology Faculty as well as Cardiology technicians. 

6.  Outpatient HIV – Tulane Multispecialty Clinics, Covenant House, and MCLNO

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 30th – August 24th
3.  August 27th – September 21st
4.  September 24th – October 19th
5.  February 4th – March 1st
6.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1.  Completion of the IM Sub-I with a passing grade.
2.  Written Approval from Dr. Miller

This elective is for students planning on going into Internal Medicine who have an interest in HIV.   Students will learn how to care for the chronic issues that face patients with HIV, titrate HAART therapy, and practice preventative medicine tailored for the HIV positive patient.  Students will work with local and national experts in HIV in a variety of clinic settings.  Because tuberculosis is a common ailment confronted in patients with HIV, students will also spend one afternoon at a clinic geared towards treating tuberculosis and its sequelae.

7.  Bone Marrow Unit – Tulane Hospital

Maximum number of students:  1
Timeframe:  2 or 4 weeks
Available Dates:
1.  June 4th – June 29th
2.  July 2nd – July 27th
3.  July 30th – August 24th
4.  August 27th – September 21st
5.  September 24th – October 19th
6.  February 4th – March 1st
7.  March 4th – March 28th

Prerequisite:  Completion of IM Clerkship with a passing grade AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:           
1.  Completion of the IM Sub-I with a passing grade.
2.  Written Approval from Dr. Miller

This elective is for students with an interest in the management of patients with significant hematologic disease requiring intensive care in the Bone Marrow Unit.  Some of these patients may be undergoing bone marrow transplantation, others undergoing chemotherapy, others may have complications of underlying hematologic malignancies and some may have a combination of these three scenarios.   Students will see 2-3 patients a day and present on rounds.  Students should be prepared to discuss complicated hematologic and medical problems on rounds and with their patients.   

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