IMED661EM.11 (Las Vegas)
Endocrinology

Office of Medical Education

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Management of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders.
  • Knowledge of major endocrine and metabolic diseases, as well as their process, treatment and natural progression.
  • To understand the principles of endocrine and metabolic testing, indications, and implications of results.
  • Interpretation standard and provocative endocrine tests, thyroid fine needle aspirations and insulin therapies.
  • Knowledge of endocrine and metabolic drugs, their uses and interactions.
  • They will learn monitoring of home blood glucose and intensive insulin therapies.

Description of Rotation

The student will act as a team member on both outpatient and inpatient consultations. This will allow the student to see a number of patients at various stages of their disease as well as monitoring the progress of the disease and treatment.

References/Materials

  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology & Metabolism section)
  • Student Endocrinology articles.

Evaluation Method

History/Physical examination skills, presentations, participation and attendance.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives