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Internal Medicine

IM100
IM100A
Allergy and Immunology
Luz Fonacier, MD
Marcella Aquino, MD

Course Description: This elective is designed to provide the student with comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and management of allergic and immunologic diseases, common chronic conditions that affect over 50 million Americans. Unique to this field is the inter-phase of adult and pediatric patients thus the opportunity to see patients from their infancy to the elderly. Although the vast majority of patient interaction occurs within the outpatient setting, inpatient consultations provide exposure to complex diagnostic and management problems in patients with disorders such as anaphylaxis, difficult to control asthma, immunodeficiency, drug eruptions and other immunologic problems. One-on-one rounds with the faculty, conferences, case discussions, resident presentations, reading and audiovisual materials maximize different modalities of learning. Whether the interest of the student is clinical, research, academic or government, allergy and immunology provides a host of exciting challenges.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM120
IM120A
Cardiology
George Gubernikoff, MD

Course Description: During this elective students will be exposed to the breadth of consultative cardiology on a busy service. Students fully participate in service activities and have the opportunity to become familiar with cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM130
IM130A
Critical Care Medicine
Jonathan Ilowite, MD

Course Description: This elective will introduce the student to the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of critically ill patients. The course will be centered in the intensive care unit where a team approach will be used. The student will have the responsibility for critically ill patients under the guidance of a senior resident and full-time critical care staff. Daily rounds with the attending will include clinical pathophysiologic correlations. Chest X-rays will be reviewed daily. A weekly critical care conference will focus on didactic material pertinent to critically ill patients. Core reading material will be provided.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM140
IM140A
Endocrinology
Lawrence Shapiro, MD

Course Description: The student will participate in both the inpatient and outpatient endocrinology service, including inpatient rounds with the endocrinology team and the outpatient clinic. The student is given the responsibility of seeing selected new patients in consultation, under the supervision of the fellow, presenting these cases on rounds and following their progress daily. In the clinic, the student will accompany the fellow and participate in the evaluation and presentation of cases to an attending physician.. The student will also attend the weekly endocrine conferences held every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
The purpose of this rotation is to afford the student an opportunity to develop familiarity with the spectrum of endocrinologic disease. As the bulk of clinical endocrinology is found in the ambulatory setting, the rotation is structured to allow the student to devote much of his or her time in the outpatient setting.
Students are expected to apply each of the Six ACGME Core Competencies to their learning experience while on the elective.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM150
IM150A
Gastroenterology
James Grendell, MD

Course Description: This elective will provide students with an overview of the evaluation and treatment of patients with digestive health and nutrition problems. Students will participate in the care of hospitalized patients and patients in the outpatient GI and liver clinics and observe a variety of endoscopic procedures. Students will also develop an understanding of principles of nutritional evaluation and support through participation in GI nutrition rounds. The direct patient care experience and clinical teaching is supplemented by tutorial sessions devoted to key areas of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition and by participating in a variety of conferences including GI case conferences, GI journal club, and GI radiology, pathology, and medical/surgical conferences.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM160
IM160A
Geriatric Medicine
Rachel Fermo, MD

Course Description: This elective in Geriatric Medicine provides a well-organized and comprehensive exposure and training in providing expert care for the elderly at multiple teaching sites including nursing homes (with long-term and sub-acute rehab services), in an outpatient office, an assisted living facility, home visits, a hospice organization, and a hospital inpatient and consult service. Students actively participate in our Journal Club, Interdisciplinary Team Meetings and other educational programs.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM170
Hematology/Oncology
Harry Staszewski, MD

Course Description: This elective will provide the student with experience in the management of Hematologic/Oncologic disease with emphasis on diagnosis and pathophysiologic principles in hospital and ambulatory settings. The student will work in close contact with the Hematology and Oncology Fellow(s) and the Hematology and Oncology Attending physician. Students will have significant primary responsibility for the initial evaluation of these patients and will have extensive one-on-one experience with the Hematology and Oncology physician. Students will participate in Division Teaching Conferences and the hospital-wide tumor boards.  Reading assignments will be based on relevant cases. The student will work with outpatients in the Cancer Center specialty clinic. Students may have opportunities to read bone marrows and assist in the prescription and administration of chemotherapy.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM180
Hospitalist Medicine
Dina Chenouda, MD

Course Description: The Hospitalist Elective would entail daily rounds with a teaching attending. The student will become more confident in obtaining a thorough patient history and performing a complete physical exam as well as formulating a comprehensive assessment and plan. In addition to routine patient care issues, the student will gain an understanding of the discharge planning process, the economics of hospital, and the importance of clear communication skills with primary care physicians. He/she will gain a greater understanding of the performance improvement process, the medical team’s commitment to patient safety and how medical staff individuals can impact patient safety systems.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM190
Infectious Diseases
Diane Johnson, MD

Course Description: This elective will to provide an excellent learning experience in clinical infectious diseases. Upon completion of the elective, the student will be familiar with common infectious disease syndromes. The ID elective will expose the student to varied aspects of the practice of infectious diseases by integrating the student into the inpatient consultation service and the outpatient clinic.  The student will be required to independently assess patients and to present them to either the infectious disease fellow or attending physician.  Consequently, students will learn infectious disease topics as well as develop skills for interviewing patients, writing H&Ps, developing care plans, presenting patient cases, and writing progress notes.  The student will be an integral contributing member of the team, thereby allowing him/her to become accustomed to the team-oriented approach to patient care utilized during internship and residency.  The student will be expected to interact professionally not only with our team but also with the referring physicians and nursing/ancillary staff during care of the patient.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM200
IM200A
Nephrology
Bill Miyawaki, MD

Course Description: The student will be expected to perform the history and physical of renal patients, stressing the nephrological aspects. The student will plan a work-up for each patient in an orderly fashion and be aware of when to use various laboratory and radiological procedures in a renal patient. The student experience will include urine sediment examination and the identification of the reversible causes of renal failure, chronic renal failure, acid based abnormalities, interstitial nephritis, hypertension, peritoneal dialysis and hemodynamics and glomerulopathies. Students will attend weekly conferences and be given reading assignments.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM210
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Marc Wilkenfeld, MD

Course Description: Introduction to field of Occupational Medicine with emphasis on health conditions related to Sept 11, 2001. Student will shadow clinicians and there may be opportunities for research. They student may also visit local factories and interact with other safety professionals.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


IM220 IM220A
Palliative Medicine
Adriana Garite, DO

Course Description: This elective in Palliative Medicine provides a comprehensive experience in expert palliative care for patients including symptom management, advance directives, communication skills, defining goals of care and achievable health outcomes. The elective is mainly hospital based; providing inpatient palliative consults with the multi-disciplinary palliative consult service. Outpatient palliative consult experiences may also be included.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


IM230
Primary Care Medicine
Mark Corapi, MD

Course Description: 4 week ambulatory medicine block at Winthrop Internal Medicine Associates working with residents and faculty in an ambulatory medicine site. Students will learn about Primary Care of adults and the process-of-care that will promote the health of ambulatory patients. The elective will focus will develop student skills in health maintenance, injury prevention, immunizations, screening, and chronic disease management.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Third Year Ambulatory Medicine Clerkship


IM240
IM240A
Pulmonary Medicine
Jonathan Ilowite, MD

Course Description: This elective is designed to provide the medical student with a comprehensive approach to pulmonary disease. Students will become part of a team including the pulmonary attending, fellow, and housestaff. Daily rounds will be performed on all pulmonary consultations and inpatients on the pulmonary service. Students will learn the approach to the diagnosis and management of diverse pulmonary problems, including pneumonia, COPD, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, and asthma. Students will perform consultations on interesting patients, which will be reviewed on rounds with the attending. In addition, students will learn to interpret pulmonary function testing and learn the utility of all tests performed in a pulmonary diagnostic lab, including exercise testing and bronchoscopy. In addition, a didactic curriculum, conference schedule, and reading materials are provided in this elective. Students may also participate in the outpatient clinic as well.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM250
IM250A
Rheumatology & Immunology
Steven Carsons, MD

Course Description: Students are provided a comprehensive approach in the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic and immunologic disorders. A diverse outpatient experience in Winthrop emphasizes management of patients with common chronic rheumatic diseases. Inpatient consultations provide exposure to complex diagnostic and management problems in patients with multisystem disorders. Illustrative cases and management problems are reviewed with faculty during walking rounds. Weekly conferences and Journal Clubs serve to introduce new and controversial topics. Didactic sessions  along with reading and visual materials review immunopathologic and biochemical mechanisms of rheumatologic and immunologic disease.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM260
Sleep Medicine
Michael Weinstein, MD

Course Description: The Sleep Medicine elective is intended to provide the student with a broad overview of the specialty of Sleep Medicine. The student will attend the Sleep Medicine clinic where a diverse patient population can be expected, including patients with: sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy as well as numerous other, less common, disorders. The student's experience is complemented by time in the sleep laboratory where there is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sleep technology relevant to Sleep Medicine. Formal didactics, case conferences and journal clubs further enrich the student's experience. This rotation should be of particular interest to those students considering careers in Sleep Medicine, as well as those with interests in general medicine and its subspecialties, psychiatry, pediatrics and otolaryngology.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM270
Subinternship in Medicine
Burke Cunha, MD

Course Description: The students are assigned to a medical resident as part of the ward team for the duration of the rotation. Weekly, the student will meet with the Chief Medical Resident and the Vice-Chairman of Medicine to discuss the student's cases. Students participate in Morning Report, Attending Rounds, Chief's Rounds as well as all of the other conferences of Medicine. The subinternship provides "hands-on" experience with varied pathology under the supervision of the full-time faculty. The humanistic aspects of medicine are stressed during the clerkship. In addition, this rotation provides a special lecture program in preparation for medical internship. Included are special physical diagnosis rounds for the medical students in the areas of Cardiology, Neurology, and General Medicine. Additionally, there are focused lectures in Medical Dermatology. A key component of the course involves Diagnostic Reasoning which is taught by the clerkship preceptor. These unique features are not part of any other elective and are preparation for Medical Internship.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 8
Pre-requisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship


IM300-311
Research - Internal Medicine
  • IM 300 Research - Allergy and Immunology
  • IM 301Research - Cardiology
  • IM302 Research - Endocrinology
  • IM303 Research - Geriatrics
  • IM304 Research - General Internal Medicine
  • IM305 Research - Hematology/Oncology
  • IM306 Research - Hospitalist Medicine
  • IM307 Research - Infectious Diseases
  • IM308 Research - Nephrology
  • IM309 Research - Palliative Care
  • IM310 Research - Pulmonary Medicine
  • IM311 Research - Rheumatology and Immunology
Course Description: The student will work with a faculty mentor. The student will be expected to speak/meet with the potential mentor prior to approval of the elective, and to select an appropriate project or projects. The student will spend the month in the Hospital/Department working on the project, and the student will also attend as departmental meetings and teaching conferences. Given the constraints of completing a meaningful project in one month, the student may continue to work with the mentor until the project is completed. Past projects have ranged from preparation of educational/teaching materials, to preparation of case reports and review articles, to preparation of peer-reviewed clinical research and education posters as well as scientific abstracts for presentation at regional, national, and international radiology meetings. Past projects have led to student authorship of abstracts and publications.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students:
Pre-requisite: None


IM312
Research - Basic Science
Allison Reiss, MD

Course Description: The elective is devoted to training students in the basic techniques of molecular biology and their application to the study of genes encoding proteins involved in cholesterol trafficking. The student will be expected to complete a thorough review of the literature in relevant areas of study. The student will learn basic statistical analysis and data presentation, maintain a laboratory notebook with records of experiments and clear, concise and informative notes. Attendance at lectures and laboratory meetings will be required. The student will design a specific project under the supervision of Dr. Reiss. This project will utilize several of the following techniques: cell culture, polymerase chain reaction, immunoblotting and microscopy. The student will conduct the experiments for this project and obtain data for analysis and presentation.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Chemistry, biology and organic chemistry
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