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Grant Medical Center Undergraduate Medical Education

Nan Koch, Medical Education Coordinator
(614) 566.9706
nan.koch@ohiohealth.com

JoAnn Rodehaver, Team Leader, Surgery Undergraduate Program
(614) 566.9966
joann.rodehaver@ohiohealth.com

Student Electives

Grant Medical Center welcomes requests for electives from medical students who are enrolled and in good standing at a LCME, AOA and CPME accredited schools. Electives must be scheduled through the Medical Education Office at (614) 566.9290. If you are an Osteopathic Medicine medical student, rotations are coordinated through the OUCOM-CORE office. Please contact Jodi Fluellen at phone number (614) 566.8983 or e-mail columbusrotations@oucom.ohiou.edu.

Cardiology

Prerequisite: Fourth year medical student
Description: The student will assist the attending cardiologist in providing cardiac consultations on selected in-patients at Grant Medical Center and in evaluating outpatients in the attending's private office. He/she will present the assigned patients to the attending physician, formulate initial impressions and diagnostic and therapeutic plans, and follow selected patients throughout their hospitalizations. The student is expected to supplement his/her clinical cardiology experience by reading standard reference texts and pertinent current literature.

Goals:
• To expose the student to the wide variety of cardiovascular diseases seen by cardiology consultants in both hospital and outpatient settings.
• To improve the student's skills in cardiovascular physical diagnosis.
• To improve the student's interpretation of electro-cardiograms.
• To introduce the student to the appropriate use of invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostic techniques, such as echo-cardiography, exercise treadmill testing, nuclear cardiac imaging,right and left heart catheterization, and coronary angiography.
• To advance the student's knowledge of fundamentals of cardiac physiology, differential diagnosis of common cardiac diseases, and available management options.

Faculty:
Bruce L. Fleishman, MD: Medical Director of Cardiology
Nicholas J. Davakis, MD
Arnold P. Good, MD
Peter Amsterdam, MD
Abraham C. Parail, MD
Tejas A. Mehta, MD
Seth J. Rials, MD

Emergency Medicine

Prerequisite: Third or Fourth year medical student
Description: The student is required to work some weekend and evening shifts.

Goal: To provide the student with an experience in Emergency Medicine.

Objectives:
• The student will acquire a general approach to the emergency room patient, which includes an ability to prioritize problems.
• The student will learn the principles of initial evaluation and resuscitation of the trauma patient and acute cardiac emergencies.
• The student will gain appearance in managing simple lacerations.
• The student will become familiar with a number of subjects that are fairly specific to the emergency room, such as trauma orthopedic emergencies, abdominal and pelvic, drug overdoses, and seasonal topics (e.g., frostbite, hypothermia, and heat stroke).

Faculty:
Michael Jarzabek, DO: Medical Director of Emergency Medicine

Family Practice

Prerequisite: Third or fourth year medical student
Description: The student will be assigned to one of the two Family Practice Centers, both of which are remote from the hospital. Students will see patients along with Family Practice residents. The amount of responsibility given to each student will vary and be determined by the resident to whom he/she is assigned. Generally, each student will be assigned to work with three or four family practice residents during the course of the month. Each half-day session in office will culminate in chart rounds, where an attending, three or five residents and behavioral scientist will discuss cases seen that day. Patients at the Family Practice Centers come from a wide age and social economic range.

Students are required to attend Wednesday afternoon conferences at the hospital. These conferences are geared specifically to the Family Practice residents and are frequently of interest to the medical students.

Objectives: To familiarize the student with important aspects of Family Practice, including continuity of care of all members of the family, and appreciation of the medical, emotional, and social aspects of patients' problems.

General Medicine

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Junior Year Internal Medicine rotation
Description:
• As sub-intern, the student will function as an integral member of the General Medicine in-patient service.
• Guided by a supervising resident, the student will perform a complete evaluation of each assigned patient upon hospital admission, including the initial history and physical exam and review of admitting laboratory and X-ray data.
• He/she will then write hospital-admitting orders, to be co-signed by the supervising resident. He/she will make daily follow-up rounds on each assigned patient, write daily progress notes and orders, initiate discharge planning, and dictate his/her patients' discharge summaries.
• The student will participate in General Medicine attending rounds five or six days weekly, formally presenting his/her patients to the attending physician.
• The student will review medical literature pertaining to the assigned patients in order to further his/her medical knowledge and support his/her differential diagnosis and therapeutic plans.
• The student will have alternating weekends off.
• In addition to attending rounds, required conferences include daily noon resident and teaching conferences.
• Students will attend the Grant General Medicine Clinic and take night call every fourth night.

Goals:
• To improve the senior student's ability to assess acute medical patients and plan their in-patient evaluation treatment.
• To advance the student's understanding of the patho-physiology and differential diagnosis of diseases affecting the acutely hospitalized general medical or medical intensive care unit patient.
• To advance the student's knowledge of the methods of laboratory evaluation and invasive diagnostic monitoring of hospitalized medical patients, including electrocardiography, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, endoscopy, intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring, and Swan Ganz monitoring.
• To introduce the student to the management of patients requiring ventilatory support.
• To refine the student's approach to appropriate consultation and referral of complicated patients to medical sub-specialists and surgical specialists.
• To improve the student's approach to the follow-up care of recently discharged medical patients.
• To advance the student's overall competence in the care of hospitalized medical patients to the level of a beginning intern.

Newborn Medicine

Prerequisite: Fourth year medical student
Description: Two week rotation in Grant Medical Center's Newborn Nursery learning well baby examinations, circumcisions, and well-baby care. Rounding in NICU of Nationwide Children's Hospital at Grant Medical Center on critically ill infants with attending Neonatologist. Attending delivery with Physician and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and learning newborn resuscitation.

Goals:
• To gain experience with newborn well baby exams, circumcisions and well-baby care.
• To learn about common newborn disorders, such as jaundice, hypoglycemia, sepsis, respiratory distress and congenital anomalies.

Faculty:
Craig W. Anderson, MD, Director of Newborn Medicine
Sarah J. Corriveau, MD
Richard Moraille, MD
Apurwa S. Naik, MD
Barry Halpern, MD
Andrew R. Barden, MD

Vascular Surgery

Prerequisites: Completion of a general surgery rotation. Fourth year medical student
Goals: This rotation is to provide the student with an overview of the clinical specialty. This rotation is not intended to transform the student into a surgeon, rather to provide the clinical clerk a survey of the specialty.

Objectives:
• To conduct a basic evaluation of patients with vascular disease by the use of a thorough history and physical exam.
• To read and interpret angiogram, CTA and 3D.
• To abide by the rotation assignments and responsibilities in the proceptor's practice, e.g. clinics, lectures, conferences, other didactics, journal clubs, rounds, office hours and morning reports.

Faculty
Randall Franz, MD
Kaushal Shah, MD
Richard Pin, MD

Physical Medicine

Prerequisites: Fourth year medical student
Description: The student will work with both inpatients and outpatients. Multiple trauma, sports injuries, common pain syndromes, and neurologic disorders will be seen. A reading list will be provided.

Goals: To gain experience in the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal diseases. To refine neuromusculoskeletal examination skills.

Objectives:
• To learn the indications and limitations on electromyography.
• Refine your history taking and physical examination to diagnose neuromusculoskeletal disease.
• Become familiar with the appropriate use of physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Faculty:
James Powers, MD: Medical Director of Physical Medicine
Thomas Rossi, MD
Robert Hall, MD

Trauma Surgery

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Junior Year Internal Medicine rotation
Description:
• As sub-intern, the student will function as an integral member of the General Medicine in-patient service.
• Guided by a supervising resident, the student will perform a complete evaluation of each assigned patient upon hospital admission, including the initial history and physical exam and review of admitting laboratory and X-ray data.
• He/she will then write hospital-admitting orders, to be co-signed by the supervising resident. He/she will make daily follow-up rounds on each assigned patient, write daily progress notes and orders, initiate discharge planning, and dictate his/her patients' discharge summaries.
• The student will participate in General Medicine attending rounds five or six days weekly, formally presenting his/her patients to the attending physician.
• The student will review medical literature pertaining to the assigned patients in order to further his/her medical knowledge and support his/her differential diagnosis and therapeutic plans.
• The student will have alternating weekends off.
• In addition to attending rounds, required conferences include daily noon resident and teaching conferences.
• Students will attend the Grant General Medicine Clinic and take night call every fourth night.
Goals
• To improve the senior student's ability to assess acute medical patients and plan their in-patient evaluation treatment.
• To advance the student's understanding of the patho-physiology and differential diagnosis of diseases affecting the acutely hospitalized general medical or medical intensive care unit patient.
• To advance the student's knowledge of the methods of laboratory evaluation and invasive diagnostic monitoring of hospitalized medical patients, including electrocardiography, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, endoscopy, intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring, and Swan Ganz monitoring.
• To introduce the student to the management of patients requiring ventilatory support.
• To refine the student's approach to appropriate consultation and referral of complicated patients to medical sub-specialists and surgical specialists.
• To improve the student's approach to the follow-up care of recently discharged medical patients.
• To advance the student's overall competence in the care of hospitalized medical patients to the level of a beginning intern