Internal Medicine

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The rotation emphasizes a rigorous history and physical exam to develop a differential diagnosis to guide the care of patients in the hospital and clinic. Supplementary reading on topics arising from the management of the patients is an important component of the experience. Interested students should discuss their goals prior to the rotation. This elective will not be offered in the summer months but will be available for students from September - May.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 09/23/13 – 10/4/13, 10/7/13 – 10/18/13
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The student will participate in the daily activities of the cardiology service, including rounds, consultations, conferences, and special procedures such as cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and electrocardiography. The training experience will emphasize the physiologic basis for clinical manifestations and therapy of cardiovascular diseases.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 06/17/2013 - 09/06/2013 
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The student will participate in the daily activities of the cardiology service, including rounds, consultations, conferences, and special procedures such as cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and electrocardiography. The training experience will emphasize the physiologic basis for clinical manifestations and therapy of cardiovascular diseases.

Scheduling Restriction(s): N/A
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This is an opportunity for students to see a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems and patients, with an opportunity for discussion and review. The student will be an integral part of the inpatient GI consult service, primarily working in an inpatient setting. The student should plan to attend this rotation on a full-time basis.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 06/17/13 – 09/06/13
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This is an opportunity for students to see a wide variety of liver problems and patients, with an opportunity for discussion and review. The student will be an integral part of the inpatient liver service, primarily working in an inpatient setting. The student should plan to attend this rotation on a full-time basis.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 06/17/13 – 09/06/13
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The student will participate as an active member of the endocrine training program, making daily rounds with the metabolism fellows and residents and attending physicians. He or she will see inpatient consultations, participate in the endocrine clinics and participate in the regularly scheduled metabolism-endocrine conferences. This is a full-time assignment. Must have a strong command of English.

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The General Medicine Consult Team provides consultative services to all non-internal medicine services throughout Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. The team consists of one attending and one PA or APRN from the Hospitalist Service.  The team performs preoperative evaluations, general medicine consultation and co-management and evaluates patients for possible transfer to the internal medicine service. Students are responsible for their own patients and perform independent evaluations of all types of consults, with supervision by the Attending MD and/or the PA/APRN. Didactic teaching sessions are held with the attending and/or the assigned PA or APRN.   The rotation is Monday through Friday.

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This elective is designed to provide intensive exposure to clinical hematology by direct participation in the activities of a regular clinical hematology service. Students will work with new patients and consults in rotation with the fellows and residents and will attend outpatient clinics. They will participate in daily hematology ward rounds and bone marrow readings and weekly inpatient/outpatient clinical reviews and clinical research conferences.

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Students participate as active members of the consultative and training program in Infectious Diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven V.A. Medical Center. This includes daily work rounds, daily attending rounds, microbiology rounds four times a week, two weekly clinical conferences and one didactic conference.

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This elective in clinical nephrology offers the student an opportunity for in-depth learning regarding problems in fluid and electrolyte disturbances, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, and hypertension. Emphasis is placed on problem recognition, pathophysiologic diagnosis, evidence- based clinical judgment, and management based on pathophysiologic principles. The primary activity involves the inpatient consultation service in which the student works up and follows several patients per week, and participates in daily rounds with the attending physicians, postdoctoral fellows, and residents on service. An introduction to hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation, and renal biopsy histology is also provided. This elective requires full-time participation
Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 06/17/2013 – 08/09/2013
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This rotation is designed to provide senior medical students with an introduction to the principals and practice of occupational and environmental medicine, including exposure, assessment and evaluation of disease causality. Students will learn how to evaluate workplace and environmental exposures, and assess the contribution of such exposures to patients’ diseases. The experience is centered on the YOEMP diagnostic clinic at 135 College St, New Haven, CT, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and YNHH Employee Health. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing didactic and research conferences, workplace surveillance programs, and visit workplaces and other environmental sites that are being evaluated for their role in disease causation. Students will be exposed to the varied opportunities for careers in this discipline.collapse
This is an advanced elective offered to students who have completed their 3rd year Internal Medicine clerkship. This elective is designed to expose students to all aspects of clinical medical oncology by direct participation in the daily disease-specific out-patient oncology clinics at Yale Cancer Center. Students will have the opportunity to work-up patients with new cancer diagnoses and to participate in the on-going care of patients with diverse cancer diagnoses working closely with the medical oncology fellows and attending physicians. Students will participate as an active member of the medical oncology training program, attending the regularly scheduled daily clinical conferences as well as weekly disease-specific multi-disciplinary tumor boards and medical oncology fellow education conferences. International visiting students need to comply with visa and HIPAA regulations.collapse

Students taking this elective will actively participate in the rheumatology service both in the inpatient and outpatient settings and will work closely with the attending and fellow assigned for the month. They will work closely with the faculty member and fellow assigned to the inpatient consultative service at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven VA Medical Center. They are expected to attend rounds and evaluate patients with rheumatic conditions and other diseases with rheumatic manifestations. In addition they will participate in outpatient clinics including two VA Hospital arthritis clinics, and two general Rheumatology clinics at Yale-New Haven Hospital. They are expected to attend two weekly conferences sponsored by the Section of Rheumatology.

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