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Class of 2016 Year Two Information


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Doctoring

Doctoring Curriculum Director

 

Gary M. Rull, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine

MMC

545-0182

Doctoring Curriculum Coordinator

Leslie Montgomery, RN, MS, CCRN

Office of Education and Curriculum

801 N. Rutledge

217-545-2230

The Doctoring Curriculum is both an orientation to Year 2 and a continuation of the four-year Doctoring Streamer that began in Year 1. The introduction provides background information that will be built on through the cases, resource sessions, and clinical experiences in the four Year 2 units (Hematology, Immunology & Infection; Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory; Neuromuscular and Behavior; and Endocrinoloy, Reproduction, and Gastrointestinal). The streamer continues its focus on the Doctoring cornerstones: Clinical Skills, Geriatrics, Medical Humanities (including the ethical and legal aspects of medicine), and Physicians' Attitudes and Conduct (PAC). 

 

 

Hematology, Immunology & Infection [HII] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs

  • William Halford, PhD
  • Shingo Chihara, MD
  • Sanjai Nagendra, MD

Nurse Educator

General Goals

The general goal of this unit is for the student to:

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the biological basis for infectious processes.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the role of immunology and other host defenses against infectious agents.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of infectious diseases with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of infectious diseases.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of basic hematology and hematologic disorders.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the role of genetics disorders in infectious processes and immune disorders.
  8. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to infectious diseases.
  9. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
  10. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the organ systems that are relevant to the understanding of infectious processes.
  11. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.

In addition, since hematology is central to all of the Year 2 Units, introductory objectives to the subject are included in the unit. The general approach will be to present the student with patient problems in a variety of formats (ePBLM's, standardized patients, clinical case presentations and basic science resource sessions) and to require students to develop and master the learning issues necessary to understand the infectious process (and incidentally to attempt to solve the patient problem).

 

 

Circulation (Cardiovascular-Renal-Respiratory) [CRR] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs:

  • Omar Vargas, MD
  • Fritz Lower, MD

Nurse Educator:

Goals and Objectives:

The Cardiovascular-Renal-Respiratory unit consists largely of the pathology and pharmacology as well as clinical integration related to these body systems. Review of basic anatomic, physiologic, and biochemical processes learned in Year 1 is expected.  The material will be presented in several formats including ePBLM's, minicases, class discussions, resource sessions, radiology sessions, and clinical  experiences as noted on the calendar. Students are responsible for all material related to these topics.

Robbins, Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th ed., is a recommended text, and refer to the Web-based Instructional Material (WIMS) for Pharmacology. The WIMS can be found on D2L.

The general goals of the CRR Unit are: 

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathology of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the infectious diseases affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the immunologic aspects of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the genetics of diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  8. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  9. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal organ systems.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.

 

 

Neuromuscular and Behavior [NMB] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs

  • Brian Moore, MD
  • Amy Arai, PhD

Nurse Educator

Goals and Objectives:

The general goals of the Neuromuscular and Behavior Unit are for the student to:

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathology of diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and of behavioral disorders.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and of behavioral disorders with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the infectious diseases affecting the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and behavior.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the immunologic aspects of diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and of behavioral disorders.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the genetics of diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and of behavioral disorders.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and of behavioral disorders.
  8. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and to behavioral disorders.
  9. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and behavioral disorders.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.

 

 

Endocrine, Reproductive, and Gastrointestinal [ERG] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs

Nurse Educator

Goals and Objectives:

This unit will utilize a variety of self-directed, integrated learning experiences. The basic educational elements of this unit are:

  1. Small group sessions, which occur twice weekly for 2-3 hours each.
  2. Multidisciplinary Sessions, in which faculty present basic science and clinical information in a case-based, interactive format.
  3. Single Disciplinary Sessions, in which faculty from one discipline present basic science information.
  4. Clinical activities
    • Clinical Review Sessions
    • Clinical Skills Sessions
    • Radiology Sessions
    • Clinical Selective
    • Mentor activities
  5. Self Assessment Tools, which allow students to evaluate their progress in acquisition of knowledge and skills
  6. End of Unit Assessment, which will measure student knowledge.

The general goals of the Endocrine, Reproductive and Gastrointestinal Unit are for the student to:

  1. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the pathology of diseases of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  2. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the treatment of diseases of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems with emphasis on the pharmacologic treatment.
  3. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the infectious diseases affecting the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  4. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the immunologic aspects of diseases of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  5. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the population health, epidemiologic and preventive health aspects of diseases of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems.
  6. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the genetics of diseases of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  7. Acquire and utilize knowledge of the diagnosis and diagnostic approaches of/to diseases of the endocrine, reproductive and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  8. Acquire proficiency in the clinical skills related to the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  9. Review the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the endocrine, reproductive, and gastrointestinal organ systems.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of information through the effective use of information science based methods.
Streamers

Population Health and Prevention

Co-Chairs:

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Perform a comprehensive biomedical literature search/review
  2. Be able to differentiate the types of articles (i.e. diagnostic tests, prognosis, prevention, and harm)
  3. Have gained an understanding of basic statistics (i.e. effect-size measures, statistical tests, and confidence intervals)
  4. Have an increased knowledge in doing a focused literature search
  5. Have gained a basic knowledge of public health services
  6. Begin to apply Evidence Based Medicine concepts to health promotion/health care practices
  7. Have gained a general overview of population health and prevention in terms of individual and population treatment
  8. Have gained an understanding of health surveillance principles
  9. Begin to apply Evidence Based Medicine concepts to health promotion/health care practices and policy

Genetics

Infection & Host Defenses

Neoplasia

Goals and Objectives:

The general goals of this unit are

  1. to acquire basic knowledge of cellular/molecular basis of tumorigenesis and tumor progression,
  2. to acquaint with cancer epidemiology,
  3. to learn pathology of cancers in each organ,
  4. to be familiar with basic clinical skills necessary for cancer diagnosis, and
  5. to understand the principles of chemotherapeutic agents and other treatment including surgery and radiotherapy. 

Radiology