PCE MGH

Prerequisites: Year III Standing
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: Primary Care Clerkship at MGH PCE.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for three consecutive months.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: The three month clerkship is divided between 2 months of inpatient medicine and one month outpatient medicine. On the inpatient services, students will spend 4 weeks on the Ellison Service (every 4th night on call) and 4 weeks on the Bigelow Service (every 4th night on call). On the outpatient services, the student will participate in medicine and medical subspecialty offices. Students meet approximately twice a week for sessions in patient management. These sessions allow students to manage both inpatients and outpatients in hypothetical settings and are designed to teach clinical problem solving and critical judgment. A lecture series is designed to teach students optical use of the clinical laboratories. A lecture series on electrocardiographic evaluation of cases is also included. Students also participate in auscultation rounds to redefine their physical finding techniques. Students are supplied with uniforms, beepers and have access to the house staff library and receive a password for our computer literature search program.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: On the Core Neurology rotation at the Massachusetts General Hospital, students are taught the essential clinical skills necessary to examine, diagnose and treat patients with neurologic illness. Two parallel teaching services, C. Miller Fisher and Raymond D. Adams inpatient teams, offer extensive inpatient experience and teaching. Weekly assigned outpatient sessions with the staff in both general and sub-specialty clinics provide exposure to the practice of outpatient neurology, and to the management of common neurologic diseases. Students contribute to discussion in brain cutting conferences, and attend neurology grand rounds. Tutorials specifically for students include weekly clinical rounds with the clerkship director, didactic sessions twice weekly with a tutor, and weekly sessions on neuroradiology and neurophysiology. Students take call with their residents, and are encouraged to spend time in the emergency room in the evaluation of acutely presenting neurologic illness. A clinical examination is offered in mid-rotation which provides direct one-on-one attending clinical teaching and an opportunity for students to develop bedside skills with the aid of a staff physician, and an opportunity for the student to assess his or her own performance.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: The clerkship is designed to provide an overview of the most important aspects of obstetrics and gynecology and includes an introduction to the sub-specialty areas of maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and gynecological oncology. The primary objective is to provide students with a basic knowledge of those aspects of the care of women that are essential to future physicians in any specialty. Included is the fundamental clinical information and skills development necessary to care for the pregnant female and female patients with disorders of the reproductive system. Divided between gynecology and obstetrics, the clerkship provides experiences in ambulatory clinics, the operating room, inpatient units, and labor and delivery. One full day each week is devoted to comprehensive lectures. Students are supervised by physician faculty, certified nurse midwives, nursing and other professional staff, and housestaff. The clerkship at MGH fosters - maybe as a consequence of its small size - a close working relationship between students and faculty. The students meet with the clerkship director weekly to provide feedback, discuss cases and address difficulties. Students are evaluated on the basis of their clinical performance as well as their performance on written and oral final examinations.
Prerequisites: Year III Standing
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: Principal Clinical Experience at MGH
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: Working with children provides opportunities for observing the natural growth process, leading to maturation. Students can familiarize themselves with indicators of health and disease by becoming involved in the clinical management of infants, children and adolescents. Students will participate in all aspects of patient care - work rounds, visit rounds, admissions, as well as in various educational offerings. This clerkship ordinarily includes 4 weeks of pediatric wards and 2 weeks in the pediatric emergency room, general pediatric outpatient settings, and newborn nursery. Acquisition of clinical skills and approaches to patient management are emphasized. All core clerkships in pediatrics also now participate in a common lecture series during Friday afternoons of the rotation. These lectures will take place at either the MEC or MGH.
Prerequisites: Year III Standing.
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered December, May, June and August.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: In the setting of MGH's locked 24-bed state-of-the-art general hospital psychiatric unit, students care for patients, age 18 to geriatric, with co-morbid medical illness who have often failed earlier treatment. Students are assigned to an attending resident-team, who round each morning, work-up, and closely follow team patients. Students will also work with Consultation- Psychiatry staff and patients on the medical wards. Students spend 2 weeknights 6-10 pm (Sun-Thurs) and one night overnight 6 pm to 9 am (Fri or Sat) per rotation on call in the busy psychiatric emergency room. Experienced clinicians conduct about 20 seminars for medical students throughout the month. Weekly teaching rounds at Lindemann State Hospital Inpatient Unit are included.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for one month.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: The course is designed to teach fundamentals of diagnostic image interpretation and the clinical indications for imaging examinations and interventional radiology procedures. It is formally structured with didactic lectures, problem-based learning exercises, programmed audiovisual teaching seminars, algorithm tutorials, conferences, observation of film interpretation, observation of special procedures and computer workshops. Students spend two hours per day at self-study in the Radiology Learning Center reviewing MyCourses CD-ROM and internet radiology teaching programs. A lecture on basic principles of radiation therapy is given by a staff member of the Radiation Medicine Department. The students are also instructed in the downloading, storage and presentation of digital diagnostic images.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for three consecutive months.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Description: The students will spend three weeks on the General Surgical Service, three weeks in the Emergency Department, one week on Anesthesia, one week on elective, two weeks in Orthopedics, one week in Ear, Nose and Throat and one week in Urology while on the General Surgical Service. The students will be involved under supervision with the pre-operative evaluation, the intra-operative management and the post-operative care of the surgical patients. In all areas of this rotation, the students will participate in outpatient assessment and management. In the Emergency Department, the students will become active members of the Emergency Department Surgical Team and will see Surgical patients with supervision provided by the residents and physician staff. The experience will be supplemented by frequent tutorial sessions with the Core Director, as well as didactic sessions offered throughout the week.