PCE BID

Prerequisites: Year III Standing
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: Primary Care Clerkship at BIDMC PCE
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for three consecutive months.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: Students spend two months on one of five Medical Firms, functioning as integral members of the housestaff team. Monthly attending physicians and Firm and Associate Firm Chiefs provide supervision and teaching. Students admit patients with their inpatient teams every other day on "long" and "short" call days. Inpatient conferences include an EKG course, didactic lecture series, interns' report, attending and Firm Chief rounds, Firm Conference, Medical Management Conference, Grand Rounds, and course director meetings. One month in ambulatory medicine includes supervision by a medical preceptor in two continuity sessions weekly; sessions in several medical subspecialties, dermatology, ophthalmology, and an urgent care setting; and regular attending rounds and case-based conferences. During the clerkship, students are encouraged to use on-site educational and simulator facilities at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: The clerkship is an introduction to clinical neurology during which students are assigned to the inpatient ward or consultation services in Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (both East and West campuses). Students learn to take neurologic histories, examine patients with particular attention to the nervous system and learn about and perform appropriate procedures used in the evaluation of patients on the Neurology service. They learn to recognize and evaluate a wide variety of neurologic problems, including neurologic emergencies. They have a full schedule of ward and consult rounds and teaching conferences and participate in the care of patients under the supervision of Neurology residents and faculty members.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: This course exposes the student to general OB/GYN as well as the subspecialty and primary care aspects of the field. One week is spent in the ambulatory setting, 2 weeks in labor and delivery, and 2 weeks in the gynecologic operating room and one week with the gynecologic oncology service. The ambulatory experience utilizes a preceptor model in which each student is paired with a faculty preceptor in order to enhance continuity. Students also have ambulatory experiences to expose then to OB/GYN subspecialties, including reproductive endocrinology, maternal fetal medicine, gynecology, oncology, genetics, and general Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gynecology experiences include operative gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, family planning, and reproductive endocrine and infertility. Labor and delivery experiences include low and high risk obstetrics. Every Wednesday student seminars are scheduled on key topics to complement the clinical experience. All students will meet mid clerkship with one of the clerkship directors to provide and receive feedback as well as an exit interview at the end of the rotation. Evaluation includes clinical performance, oral examination and written examination.
Prerequisites: Year III Standing
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: Principal Clinical Experience at BIDMC PCE
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: This clerkship makes use of the breadth and range of psychiatric services in the BIDMC/MMHC system to expose students to fundamental issues in psychiatry: understanding and practice of interviewing skills, knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatments, and familiarity and ease in talking with emotionally ill patients. Under the supervision of Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program attendings, students will work up and treat patients and participate in unit activities in one of three settings: on the Deaconess 4 inpatient service, at the MMHC Partial Hospital, or on the BIDMC Consultation-Liaison Service. Students will also have the opportunities to participate in outpatient evaluations and on call at the BIDMC ED, where they will see acute presentations of psychiatric illness and learn about the management of crises. Additionally, students participate in tutorials and a program of didactic seminars each Wednesday and visit an inpatient unit at Children's Hospital for an exposure to child psychiatry.
Offered: Full time for one month.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: The course is designed to teach fundamentals of diagnostic image interpretation and clinical indications for imaging examinations and special procedures. It is formally structured with didactic lectures, problem-based learning exercises, programmed audiovisual teaching seminars, algorithm tutorials, conferences, observation of film interpretation and observation of special procedures. NOTE: Attendance on the first day, fourth Monday and last day of this course is mandatory.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Offered July, October, January and April.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Description: BIDMC's Core Clerkship in Surgery places third year students in an active learning environment. to help them: - Recognize & manage common surgical problems, - Understand the nature of surgical diseases & when patients need referral to a surgeon - Understand surgery as a curative and /or palliative agent in the treatment of disease Students participate in patient care in a variety of settings (office, clinic, inpatient ward, operating room). General Surgery rotations are 6 weeks in duration, with assignments at the BIDMC, Mt. Auburn , and Children's Hospital. Two 2-week "selectives" expose students to problems that are common and best taught by specialists, help develop skills at evaluation and PE of patient problems in these areas, and develop a sense of when patients need referral to specialists. An introductory orientation week is supplemented by weekly didactic sessions focused on topics in general surgery. Students also attend a variety of departmental conferences.