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Division of Endocrinology

Student Information

Rotation Supervisor: Michael Jakoby, M.D.

Contact Information: Carole Gibson, 751 N Rutledge, Room 0300, Phone 545-0166

Length of Rotation: 2 weeks

General Objectives:

Diabetes - Type 1, 2

* Understand the physiology of insulin secretion
* Know the clinical pharmacology of antihyperglycemic drugs
* Know the role of autoimmunity plays in the development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
* Understand the concept of insulin resistance
* Know the principles of management of Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Ketoacidosis


* Know how the secretion of thyroid hormone is regulated and the kinetics of thyroid hormone release
* Know the principles thyroid hormone replacement
* Understand principles and management of hyperthyroid states


* Know the pharmacological potencies of replaced steroids
* Understand the role stress plays in the replacement of corticosteriods
* Understand the physiology of the pituitary adrenal axis


* Learn about classification of dyslipidemias
* Learn about pathology of dyslipidemias
* Learn about various treatments available
* Learn about NCEP guidelines

Key Learning Resources:

* Harrison's Text Book of Internal Medicine
* Textbook of Endocrine Physiology: Griffin and Ojeda

Expectations of Students:

* Assigned Topic Presentation
* Work / Ward Rounds
* Clinic / Outpatient Attendance
* You will have one day off each week and this will be arranged with your resident.

Clinical Activity, Division Conferences and other Educational Activities:

* Our ward/hospital rounds are held at different times. Students are expected to see their cases in advance.
* Attend Journal Club - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.
* Attend Endocrine Club - Last Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.

Student Assessment Methods:

* Observation
* Feedback received from faculty

Assessment of the Rotation:

* Students' evaluation is done through the clerkship office. Our office receives periodic copies of evaluations.