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MEDE 7010. Community Medical Resources 1

0.5 SCH. This course is designed to introduce the student to the community-wide system of health care and support services in an urban or rural setting. Experiences allow student physicians to observe and/or participate in a variety of health and social services with diverse groups in the community. Students are given opportunities to develop an understanding of the roles and skills of other professionals as members of the health care team. This course is graded at the end of year 2. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7011. Community Medical Resources 2

0.5 SCH. This course is a continuation of Community Medical Resources 1. This course is designed to introduce the student to the community-wide system of health care and support services in an urban or rural setting. Experiences allow student physicians to observe and/or participate in a variety of health and social services with diverse groups in the community. Students are given opportunities to develop an understanding of the roles and skills of other professionals as members of the health care team. This course is graded at the end of year 2. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7020. Community Medical Resources 3

0.5 SCH. This course is a continuation of Community Medical Resources 2. This course is designed to introduce the student to the community-wide system of health care and support services in an urban or rural setting. Experiences allow student physicians to observe and/or participate in a variety of health and social services with diverse groups in the community. Students are given opportunities to develop an understanding of the roles and skills of other professionals as members of the health care team. This course is graded at the end of year 2. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7021. Community Medical Resources 4

0.5 SCH. This course is a continuation of Community Medical Resources 3. This course is designed to introduce the student to the community-wide system of health care and support services in an urban or rural setting. Experiences allow student physicians to observe and/or participate in a variety of health and social services with diverse groups in the community. Students are given opportunities to develop an understanding of the roles and skills of other professionals as members of the health care team. This course is graded at the end of year 2. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7110. Medical Informatics 1

1 SCH. Students acquire the knowledge to recognize when information is needed and the ability to efficiently and effectively locate, evaluate, and apply the information for a specific purpose and gain the knowledge and skills needed to locate, synthesize, and present current best evidence in a clinical setting. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7115. Medical Informatics 2

1 SCH. This course is a continuation of Medical Informatics 1. Students acquire the knowledge to recognize when information is needed and the ability to efficiently and effectively locate, evaluate, and apply the information for a specific purpose and gain the knowledge and skills needed to locate, synthesize, and present current best evidence in a clinical setting. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7120. Honors Elective

1-2 SCH. This is a multiple topic course designed for second year medical students who had exceptional academic performance during the first three semesters of medical school. Topics vary by semester. (Year 2, Semester 3 and 4)

MEDE 7210. Renal System 1

2 SCH. This course is intended to provide a foundation of knowledge that is essential for understanding, diagnosing, and treating disease processes of the kidney and urinary tract. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7211. Fundamentals of Treatment

2 SCH. The teaching program of this course has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire competency in fundamental concepts in pharmacology. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7220. Rural Medicine 4 (Rural Scholars Program)

5 SCH. This course is the fourth of four Year 1 and Year 2 courses in a special medical school curriculum designed to train future physicians for rural practice. This course is comprised of classroom learning modules, rural clinical correlations, skills labs and a rural preceptorship. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7310. Reproductive System 1

3 SCH. The teaching program of this course/system has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire competency in the biochemistry, physiology, histology, embryology, and anatomy of the human reproductive system. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7311. Clinical Medicine 2 + Ethics

3 SCH. This course is taught longitudinally during semester 2, with integration occurring during the systems courses. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences that will help the student develop additional interviewing and physical exam skills. This course builds on the concepts learned in Clinical Medicine 1. Like Clinical Medicine 1, this course is taught in a small group lab setting with emphasis on hands-on learning experiences. In addition, students will participate in health promotion and ethics small group discussions and observe how community agencies support the health care system. During this course the student will have the opportunity to observe and participate in health care in one of our family practice community preceptor offices. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7312. Hematopoietic System 1

3 SCH. Broad topic areas to be emphasized include peripheral blood cell morphology, bone marrow and spleen histology, biochemistry of hemoglobin, red cell membrane, and cytoplasmic enzymes; leukocyte morphology and physiology, hemostasis and coagulation. Throughout the courses, the language of medicine is emphasized in conjunction with morphology, clinical features and differential diagnoses, where appropriate. In addition, important pathologic aspects of clinical laboratory involvement and data utilization in the diagnosis of disease are discussed. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7313. Mechanisms of Disease 1

3 SCH. Broad topic areas to be emphasized include neoplasia, medical microbiology and infectious diseases (including the basis of antimicrobial pharmacologic intervention), environmental, nutritional disorders, and an overview of diseases of infancy and childhood. Throughout the course, the language of medicine is emphasized in conjunction with morphology, clinical features, and differential diagnoses, where appropriate. In addition, important pathologic aspects of clinical laboratory involvement and data utilization in the diagnosis of disease are discussed. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7314. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2

3 SCH. This course covers the diagnosis and treatment of the pelvis, the sacrum and lumbar spine, and the diagnosis of the thoracic and cervical spine. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7315. Endocrine System 1

3 SCH. This course is intended to provide students with an integrated approach to understanding the normal structure and function of the human endocrine system. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7320. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4

3 SCH. Advanced osteopathic treatment methods. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7410. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1

4 SCH. This course is an introduction to osteopathic medicine and philosophy, the osteopathic model, somatic dysfunction, palpation, and direct and indirect treatment methods. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7411. Rural Medicine 1 (Rural Scholars Program)

5 SCH. This course is the first of four Year 1 and Year 2 courses in a special medical school curriculum designed to train future physicians for rural practice. This course is comprised of classroom learning modules, rural clinical correlations, skills labs and clinical activities. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7416. Rural Medicine 2 (Rural Scholars Program)

5 SCH. This course is the second of four Year 1 and Year 2 courses in a special medical school curriculum designed to train future physicians for rural practice. This course is comprised of classroom learning modules, rural clinical correlations, skills labs and clinical activities. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7420. Endocrine System 2

4 SCH. The teaching program of this course/system has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire fundamental understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine system. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7421. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 3

4 SCH. Treatment of the thoracic spine, cervical spine and the OA joint; diagnosis and treatment of the ribs. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7510. Clinical Medicine 1 + Ethics

5 SCH. This course is taught longitudinally during semester 1, with integration occurring during the systems courses. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences that will help the student develop interviewing and physical examination skills. This is taught in a small group lab setting with practical hands-on learning experiences. In addition to this knowledge, the student will be introduced to issues of culture, ethics, faith and community as he/she explores various topics in small group situations. During this course the student is introduced to prevention in clinical practice and will learn appropriate use of medical diagnostic instruments. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7511. Gastrointestinal System 1

5 SCH. This course is intended to provide a foundation of knowledge of the normal structure and function of the human gastrointestinal system. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7512. Immunology System 1

5 SCH. Broad topic areas to be emphasized include immune system function and dysfunction. Throughout the course, the language of medicine is emphasized in conjunction with morphology, clinical features and differential diagnoses, where appropriate. In addition, important pathologic aspects of clinical laboratory involvement and data utilization in the diagnosis of disease are discussed. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 7520. Gastrointestinal System 2

5 SCH. The teaching program of this course has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire competency in disorders of the gastrointestinal system, exocrine pancreas, liver, and biliary tract. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7521. Hematopoietic System 2

5 SCH. The teaching program of this course has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire competency in disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells, hemostasis, transfusion medicine, and oncology. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7522. Fundamentals of Behavioral Science

5 SCH. The course presents a multidimensional approach to the understanding of the most common clinical disorders of psychiatry. Additional topics are physical examination principles and bio-psychosocial aspects of psychiatric disorders. Attention will be given to diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome measurement. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7523. Renal System 2

5 SCH. The goal of the Renal System 2 course is for the student to gain the proficiency needed to understand and explain normal function, pathophysiology, and disorders of the renal system. A second goal is for the student to gain the knowledge needed to recognize, manage, and treat clinical problems and diseases most relevant to the renal system. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7525. Musculoskeletal and Skin System 2

5 SCH. The teaching program of this course/system has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students to acquire competency to understand, recognize, diagnose, and treat the common and important diseases of the musculoskeletal system and skin. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7615. Cardiopulmonary System 1

6 SCH. This course is intended to provide a foundation of knowledge of the lungs, the heart, the blood and circulatory systems that is essential for understanding, diagnosing, and treating disease processes of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and blood. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7620. Clinical Medicine 3 + Ethics

6 SCH. This course is taught longitudinally during semester 3, with integration occurring within each system course. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences that will help students develop diagnostic reasoning concepts and enhance the interviewing and physical skills learned in earlier clinical medicine courses. Small group sessions involving practical application of knowledge learned are an integral part of this course. In addition, students will participate in health promotion and ethics small group discussions and observe how community agencies support the health care system. During this course students will have the opportunity to participate in the delivery of health care in one of our family practice community preceptor offices. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7621. Reproductive System 2

6 SCH. The overall goal is to gain the knowledge needed to recognize and treat clinical problems and diseases most relevant to the female reproductive systems and associated pathophysiology relevant to areas of women's healthcare. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7622. Respiratory System 2

6 SCH. The goal of this course is to support student acquisition of an integrated knowledge base consisting of key concepts related to the normal functions of the respiratory system, the pathophysiology of respiratory disease, differential diagnosis and clinical manifestations of common and important clinical respiratory problems, and specific intellectual skills; all serving as precursors to the development of clinical competencies in respiratory and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) related patient care problems. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7623. Correlative Basic Science and Clinical Medicine

6 SCH. The teaching program of this course has been designed to encompass the overall goals of the institution in assisting the students with a review of medical curriculum content in preparation for licensing examinations. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7624. Rural Medicine 3 (Rural Scholars Program)

5 SCH. This course is the third of four Year 1 and Year 2 courses in a special medical school curriculum designed to train future physicians for rural practice This course is comprised of classroom learning modules, rural clinical correlations, skills labs and clinical activities. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7625. Clinical Medicine 4 + Ethics

6 SCH. This course is taught longitudinally during semester 4, with integration occurring within each system course. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences that will help students develop diagnostic reasoning concepts and enhance the interviewing and physical skills learned in earlier clinical medicine courses. Small group sessions involving practical application of knowledge learned are an integral part of this course. In addition, students will participate in health promotion and ethics small group discussions and observe how community agencies support the health care system. During this course students will have the opportunity to participate in the delivery of health care in one of our family practice community preceptor offices. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7720. Cardiovascular System 2

7 SCH. The course presents a multidimensional approach to the understanding of the seven most common clinical entities in cardiovascular disease. Additional topics are physical examination principles and biopsychosocial aspects of cardiovascular disease. Several of these sections are conducted in workshops/laboratories format, allowing maximum participation and interaction of students and faculty. (Year 2, Semester 3)

MEDE 7721. Nervous System 2

7 SCH. The course presents a multidimensional approach to the understanding of the most common clinical disorders of the Nervous System. Additional topics are physical examination and principles of nervous system disorders. Attention will be given to diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome measurement. Several of these sections are conducted in workshops/laboratories format, allowing maximum participation and interaction of students and faculty. (Year 2, Semester 4)

MEDE 7810. Cellular Science

8 SCH. Students learn to understand the structure and function of the human body's most basic constituents and the role of these components in normal body function and pathological processes. Major elements of the course include key concepts in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7811. Musculoskeletal and Skin System 1

8 SCH. The integrated program presents the gross and microscopic anatomy, cell biology and physiology of the basic tissues and organ systems in the musculoskeletal/skin system and correlates these structures with various functions. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7812. Nervous System 1

8 SCH. This course is intended to provide students with an integrated approach to understanding the normal structure and function of the human nervous system. (Year 1, Semester 1)

MEDE 7911. Mechanisms of Disease 2

10 SCH. This course is a continuation of Mechanisms of Disease 1. (Year 1, Semester 2)

MEDE 8400. Clinical Skills

3 SCH. This is a required course emphasizing preparation in clinical skills.

MEDE 8403. Core Clerkship - Emergency Medicine

4 SCH. This is a required four-week rotation in emergency medicine.

MEDE 8404. Core Clerkship - Emergency Medicine-Pediatric

4 SCH. This is a required four-week rotation in emergency medicine.

MEDE 8406. Core Clerkship - Subspecialty Internal Medicine

4 SCH. A required four-week clerkship in subspecialty internal medicine, including one or two of the following: pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and rheumatology. The clerk solves problems of actual patients using those data gathering and processing methods learned in the core medicine clerkship. Physiologic, biochemical and anatomic principles are re-examined within the framework of problem-solving.

MEDE 8407. Core Clerkship - Subspecialty Pediatric

4 SCH. This is a required four-week rotation in Specialty Medicine - subspecialty pediatrics.

MEDE 8409. Core Clerkship - Psychiatry

4 SCH. This course is a required four-week rotation in psychiatry that serves as the clinical phase of the graduate curriculum in psychiatry and human behavior. Students will perform evaluations, develop diagnostic paradigms, develop treatment plans, provide supportive psychotherapy, and summarize their findings under the supervision of both regular and affiliated faculty members.

MEDE 8412. Core Clerkship - Internal Medicine Primary Care Partnership

4 SCH. This is a four-week clinical clerkship completed during the fourth year. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences within the private sector that emphasize the totality of a community-based internal medicine practice.

MEDE 8413. Core Clerkship - OMM Primary Care Partnership

4 SCH. This is a four-week clinical clerkship completed during the fourth year. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences within the private sector that emphasize the totality of a community-based manipulative medicine practice.

MEDE 8414. Core Clerkship - Pediatrics Primary Care Partnership

4 SCH. This is a four-week clinical clerkship completed during the fourth year. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences within the private sector that emphasizes the totality of a community-based pediatric medicine practice.

MEDE 8416. Core Clerkship - Family Medicine Primary Care Partnership

4 SCH. This course is a four-week clinical clerkship completed during the third or fourth year. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences within the private sector emphasizing the totality of community-based family practice. This course utilizes community adjunct faculty offices for training sites.

MEDE 8417. Core Clerkship - Manipulative Medicine

4 SCH. A required four-week rotation in the Department of Manipulative Medicine. The rotation includes an intensive didactic and hands-on review of OMM. Students see their own patients in a resident and/or faculty-supervised clinic and accompany faculty members during clinic reviews. Students are responsible for an end-of-rotation written examination and a written case report.

MEDE 8426. Core Clerkship - Geriatrics

4 SCH. A required four-week clerkship in geriatric medicine designed to provide the foundation for competent, compassionate care of the older patient.

MEDE 8430. Core Clerkship - Subspecialty Internal Medicine Rural Scholars Program

4 SCH. This course is a required four (4) week clinical rotation in subspecialty internal medicine for those students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. This is to be completed during the fourth year. Students may choose from pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and rheumatology, or other disciplines approved by the Office of Rural Medical Education. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8440. Core Clerkship - Cardiology Rural Scholars Program

4 SCH. This course is a required four (4) week clinical rotation in cardiology for those students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. This is to be completed during the fourth year. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8607. Core Clerkship - Obstetrics and Gynecology

6 SCH. This core clerkship in OB/GYN consists of six weeks of combined outpatient and hospital experience exposing the clerk to ambulatory prenatal care and gynecology. The hospital portion of the rotation consists of labor and delivery and gynecological surgery. The experience focuses on the primary care of women in the reproductive and menopausal years.

MEDE 8608. Core Clerkship - Pediatrics

6 SCH. A required six-week rotation in pediatrics, both general and specialty pediatrics, that addresses issues regarding the recognition and treatment of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents. Ambulatory clinics, nursery, and hospital ward service are included. This rotation will form a foundation for those students who elect to further their study in pediatrics.

MEDE 8631. Core Clerkship - Pediatrics Rural Scholars Program

6 SCH. This course is a required six (6) week clinical rotation in both general and specialty pediatrics that addresses issues regarding the recognition and treatment of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents. Ambulatory clinics, nursery, and hospital ward service are included. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core pediatric knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Pediatrics requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8632. Core Clerkship - Pediatrics Rural Primary Care Continuity Program

6 SCH. This course is a required six (6) week clinical rotation in both general and specialty pediatrics that addresses issues regarding the recognition and treatment of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents. Ambulatory clinics, nursery, and hospital ward service are included. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core pediatric knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Primary Care Continuity Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Pediatrics requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8633. Core Clerkship - Obstetrics and Gynecology Rural Scholars Program

6 SCH. This course is a required six (6) week clinical rotation in OB/GYN consisting of outpatient and hospital experiences. The outpatient portion exposes the student to ambulatory prenatal care and gynecology, while the hospital portion of the rotation consists of labor and delivery and gynecological surgery. The experience focuses on the primary care of women in the reproductive and menopausal years. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8809. Core Clerkship - Family Medicine

8 SCH. This course is a required 8-week clinical rotation that must be completed during the third year. Although emphasis is on ambulatory care, students may have the opportunity to follow their assigned patients when inpatient care is required. Students are assigned to faculty family practice clinical practices where they experience continuity of care in family practice. The student is exposed to health care systems (managed care), office management concepts, and practice guidelines with emphasis on clinical application of disease prevention. Weekly small group sessions with selected faculty require students to work as teams to study, discuss and present clinical topics. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine and its application to clinical practice. Rural Track students are assigned to a designated rural community.

MEDE 8810. Core Clerkship - Internal Medicine

8 SCH. The clerkship is an eight-week program divided into two four-week sessions. One session is served in the general internal medicine ward service. Under rigorous audit, the clerk is responsible for the care of hospitalized patients. This care includes collection of data from initial evaluation to final disposition. An emphasis is placed on the skills of problem solving (data collection), management, planning, and proper record keeping (criteria of evaluations) using thoroughness, reliability, efficiency, and logic. Manual skills are learned and reinforced. The second four-week session is an ambulatory internal medicine rotation. The clerk is exposed to the multiple aspects of outpatient and ambulatory medicine including, but not limited to, rheumatology, neurology, diabetes management, general internal medicine, geriatrics (extended-care facility visits), public health, outpatient hemodialysis, and outpatient endoscopy. This session also includes case presentations and lectures on specific topics. Off-campus clerkships are served at affiliated hospitals and are generally based on the classic preceptor/clerkship format. The clerk spends eight weeks in a combined ambulatory and hospital-based program that has responsibilities and goals similar to the on-campus program.

MEDE 8811. Core Clerkship - Surgery

8 SCH. A required eight-week clerkship in surgery in an affiliated hospital. Students spend time in the various surgical specialties.

MEDE 8834. Core Clerkship - Family Medicine Rural Scholars Program

8 SCH. This course is a required eight (8) week clinical rotation that must be completed during Year 3. Although emphasis is on ambulatory care, students may have the opportunity to follow their assigned patients when inpatient care is required. Students complete this clerkship at an assigned rural site where they experience continuity of care in family practice. The student is exposed to health care systems, office management concepts, and practice guidelines with emphasis on clinical application of disease prevention. Weekly small group sessions with selected faculty require students to work as teams to study, discuss and present clinical topics. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine and its application to clinical practice. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Family Medicine requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8835. Core Clerkship - Family Medicine Rural Primary Care Continuity Program

8 SCH. This course is a required eight (8) week clinical rotation that must be completed during the third year. Although emphasis is on ambulatory care, students may have the opportunity to follow their assigned patients when inpatient care is required. Students complete this clerkship at an assigned rural site where they experience continuity of care in family practice. The student is exposed to health care systems, office management concepts, and practice guidelines with emphasis on clinical application of disease prevention. Weekly small group sessions with selected faculty require students to work as teams to study, discuss and present clinical topics. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine and its application to clinical practice. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Primary Care Continuity Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Family Medicine requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8836. Core Clerkship - Internal Medicine Rural Scholars Program

8 SCH. This course is a required eight (8) week clinical rotation in general internal medicine that addresses issues regarding the recognition and treatment of common health problems of adults. The clerkship includes both ambulatory and hospital care of patients under the rigorous supervision of the assigned rural faculty. Manual skills are learned and reinforced. During ambulatory experiences, the student is exposed to the multiple aspects of outpatient and ambulatory medicine including, but not limited to, rheumatology, neurology, diabetes managements, general internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, outpatient endoscopy. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Internal Medicine. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Internal Medicine requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8837. Core Clerkship - Internal Medicine Rural Primary Care Continuity Program

8 SCH. This course is a required eight (8) week clinical rotation in general internal medicine that addresses issues regarding the recognition and treatment of common health problems of adults. The clerkship includes both ambulatory and hospital care of patients under the rigorous supervision of the assigned rural faculty. Manual skills are learned and reinforced. During ambulatory experiences, the student is exposed to the multiple aspects of outpatient and ambulatory medicine including, but not limited to, rheumatology, neurology, diabetes managements, general internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, outpatient endoscopy. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Internal Medicine. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Primary Care Continuity Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Internal Medicine requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8838. Core Clerkship - Surgery Rural Scholars Program

8 SCH. This course is a required eight (8) week clinical rotation in surgery that emphasizes surgical skills, pre and postoperative care, and diagnosis. Both hospital and office experiences are included. Experiences with surgical subspecialty care will be included during this clerkship. This rotation will result in the acquisition and application of core surgical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for rural practice. Students will complete this clerkship at sites assigned by the Office of Rural Medical Education in conjunction with the Department of Surgery. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program and satisfies the core clerkship in Surgery requirement in the general medical school curriculum. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8839. Core Clerkship - Primary Care/Geriatrics Partnership Rural Scholars Program

8 SCH. This course is an eight (8) week required clinical rotation completed during the fourth year. This is open only to students enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program. The goal of this course is to provide a capstone educational experience in rural medicine during which time the student will refine the skills necessary for the foundation for competent, compassionate care of the rural patient of all ages. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 8840. Core Clerkship - Primary Care/Geri Partnership Rural Primary Care Continuity Program

8 SCH. This course is an eight (8) week required clinical rotation completed during the fourth year. This is open only to students enrolled in the Primary Care Continuity Program. The goal of this course is to provide a capstone educational experience in rural medicine during which time the student will refine the skills necessary for the foundation for competent, compassionate care of the rural patient of all ages. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 9401. Elective Clerkship - Family Medicine

4 SCH. This course is a four-week elective that is completed during the fourth year. The goal of this course is to provide educational experiences within the private sector emphasizing the totality of community-based family practice. The student is allowed considerable flexibility in choosing the preceptor for this course.

MEDE 9402. Elective Clerkship - General Family Practice

4 SCH. An elective four-week clerkship in ambulatory care.

MEDE 9403. Elective Clerkship - Emergency Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in emergency medicine.

MEDE 9404. Elective Clerkship - Internal Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in internal medicine.

MEDE 9407. Elective Clerkship - Obstetrics and Gynecology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in obstetrics and gynecology.

MEDE 9408. Elective Clerkship - Pediatrics

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in pediatrics.

MEDE 9410. Elective Clerkship - Psychiatry

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in psychiatry that can be tailored to meet the student's objectives. This course is especially useful for students who wish to pursue advanced training in psychiatry.

MEDE 9411. Elective Clerkship - Surgery

4 SCH. An elective four-week clerkship in surgery in an affiliated hospital.

MEDE 9412. Elective Clerkship - Anesthesiology

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in anesthesiology.

MEDE 9413. Elective Clerkship - Dermatology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in dermatology.

MEDE 9414. Elective Clerkship - Ophthalmology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week clerkship in ophthalmology.

MEDE 9415. Elective Clerkship - Hospital Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in hospital medicine.

MEDE 9416. Elective Clerkship - Manipulative Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation for self-directed study in manipulative medicine with emphasis on applications of osteopathic philosophy and principles. The clerkship may be served in the manipulative medicine clinic or in the offices of area manipulative medicine specialists.

MEDE 9417. Elective Clerkship - Otorhinolaryngology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in otorhinolaryngology.

MEDE 9418. Elective Clerkship - Autopsy Pathology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in pathology and forensic medicine. This occurs at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office and emphasizes toxicology, medical investigation, scene evaluation, and forensic necropsy. All rotation approvals are at the discretion of the department chair.

MEDE 9419. Elective Clerkship - Radiology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in radiology.

MEDE 9420. Elective Clerkship - Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in sports medicine and rehabilitation emphasizing the role of the primary care physician in the care of athletes.

MEDE 9421. Elective Clerkship - Allergy

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in allergy care.

MEDE 9422. Elective Clerkship - Rheumatology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in rheumatology.

MEDE 9423. Elective Clerkship - Cardiology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in cardiology.

MEDE 9424. Elective Clerkship - Endocrinology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in endocrinology.

MEDE 9425. Elective Clerkship - Gastroenterology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in gastroenterology.

MEDE 9426. Elective Clerkship - Hyperbaric Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in hyperbaric medicine.

MEDE 9427. Elective Clerkship - Geriatrics

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in geriatrics.

MEDE 9428. Elective Clerkship - Hematology/Oncology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in hematology/oncology.

MEDE 9429. Elective Clerkship - Infectious Disease

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in infectious disease.

MEDE 9430. Elective Clerkship - Nephrology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in nephrology.

MEDE 9431. Elective Clerkship - Neurology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in neurology.

MEDE 9432. Elective Clerkship - Pulmonary Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in pulmonary medicine.

MEDE 9434. Elective Clerkship - Orthopedics

4 SCH. This is an elective four-week rotation in orthopedics.

MEDE 9435. Elective Clerkship - Thoracic Surgery

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in thoracic surgery.

MEDE 9436. Elective Clerkship - Neurosurgery

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in neurosurgery.

MEDE 9437. Elective Clerkship - Urology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in urology.

MEDE 9439. Elective Clerkship - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in sports medicine and physical therapy clinics emphasizing the principles of rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, neurologic, and orthopedic conditions.

MEDE 9443. Elective Clerkship - Hospital Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation consisting of two, two-week rotations to be taken consecutively at the same hospital site. With the concurrence of the hospital and Health Science Center approval, the rotation could consist of any of the following: anesthesiology, dermatology, pathology, or radiology.

MEDE 9444. Elective Clerkship - Intensive Care Unit

4 SCH. An elective four-week elective clerkship in an intensive care unit.

MEDE 9445. Elective Clerkship - Radiation Oncology

4 SCH. This course is a four-week elective rotation providing the student an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of radiation oncology, including available technologies, as well as patient management.

MEDE 9446. Elective Clerkship - Rural Community Health Systems Rural Elective Program

4 SCH. This course is a four (4) week elective clinical rotation that provides the student with broad in-hospital patient care experience as well as experience with the medical and health care services provided by the community. The goal is to involve the student doctor in every aspect of a patients care. This may relate not only to actual in-patient care, but rehabilitation services, emergency medical services, home health, hospice, sports medicine care (i.e. team physician), etc. This rotation is done at a designated community and rural hospital and is open to any Year 4 TCOM student. Pass/No Pass

MEDE 9459. Elective Clerkship - Directed Studies

4 SCH. An elective four-week directed study.

MEDE 9460. Elective Clerkship - Academic Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week directed study in Academic Medicine designed for the acquisition of test construction skills and for the review of essential concepts in the clinical sciences, prior to COMLEX II.

MEDE 9461. Elective Clerkship - Medical Humanities

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in medical humanities.

MEDE 9462. Elective Clerkship - Occupational Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in occupational medicine.

MEDE 9463. Elective Clerkship - Public Health/Preventive Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in public health/preventive medicine.

MEDE 9464. Elective Clerkship - Substance Abuse

4 SCH. An elective four-week rotation in substance abuse.

MEDE 9465. Elective Clerkship - Toxicology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in toxicology.

MEDE 9466. Elective Clerkship - International Family Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week international clerkship in family medicine.

MEDE 9467. Elective Clerkship - International Internal Medicine

4 SCH. An elective four-week international clerkship in internal medicine.

MEDE 9468. Elective Clerkship - International Obstetrics and Gynecology

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week international rotation in obstetrics and gynecology.

MEDE 9469. Elective Clerkship - International Pediatrics

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in obstetrics and gynecology.

MEDE 9470. Elective Clerkship - International Surgery

4 SCH. A four-week.

MEDE 9475. Elective Clerkship - Military Medicine

4 SCH. This course is an elective four-week rotation in military medicine.

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