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Year Two: ERG

Endocrine, Reproductive, and Gastrointestinal [ERG] Unit

Unit Co-Chairs

  • Randolph Elble, Ph.D.
  • Tracy Aldridge, M.D.

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.