College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Endocrinology Elective – Lima AHEC (2 weeks)

Title of Clerkship: Endocrinology Elective – Lima AHEC (2 weeks)

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Lima, Ohio

Course Number: MEDI 782

Blocks Available: All, when preceptors are available

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Various preceptors

Elective Description/Requirements: The students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of endocrinology by actively participating in the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with endocrine and metabolic problems under the supervision of a faculty member. Also they will participate in the care of inpatients with endocrine and metabolic disorders and patients seen in consultation.

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Interview and examine patients with the most common endocrine and metabolic disease (e.g., diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, etc.). EPOs: PC-2, PC-3
  2. Recognize the symptoms and signs of common endocrine and metabolic disorders. EPOs: MK-4 
  3. Describe the indications and establish the diagnostic significance of endocrine function tests. EPOs: PC-7 
  4. Synthesize the clinical and laboratory information and create a pertinent problem list. EPOs: PC-8
  5. Analyze the clinical and laboratory data and arrive at a reasonable diagnostic hypothesis. EPOs: PC-8 
  6. Outline plans for management and treatment of the most common endocrine and metabolic disorders. EPOs: PC-8 

Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  3. Lecture/media
  4. Independent study
  5. Inpatient rounds
  6. Outpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation
  3. Case write-up
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski
Phone Number: 419-383-5022 

AHEC Office Contact: Roni Kaufman, M.Ed., LAHEC Executive Director
Phone Number: 1-419-227-4803

Special Requirements: None

Last Updated: 2/20/23