Course Master(s)

Course Description

Instructor: Mark Levine, MD, 362-6743
The WUMS III Ambulatory Care Rotation takes place in the main emergency department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Three to six students at a time are assigned to this four-week rotation. Students will spend their first day in an orientation session that will include a brief survival in the ED introduction, a suture lab, an airway lab, and an ultrasound lab. Domestic violence is covered during this four-week rotation. A course "text" will be provided for the students on orientation day and is theirs to keep. On day two, after conference, students will begin primarily evaluating non-emergent patients in the emergency department (EM 2) and Urgent Care Area (EM 3) and report directly to an attending or senior resident. There are four hours of mandatory conferences per week: 8-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and 8-10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Students can expect to gain a wide range of skills in evaluating a variety of complicated and non-complicated patients. At the end of their rotation, students should be familiar with the approach to complex medical conditions like heart attacks, undifferentiated abdominal pain and complications of pregnancy as well as the "bread and butter" of complaints of ambulatory medicine such as lacerations, simple respiratory tract infections and minor trauma.

WUMS III will be graded on their ability to make a formal patient presentation during a shift, their clinical skills and their conference attendance. There will be a written test on the last Friday of the rotation based entirely on the material provided to the students at the start of the rotation.

Instructor: TBA, MD
The Family Medicine clerkship offered in the third and fourth years allows medical students to work one-on-one with board-certified family physicians in outlying areas of Missouri and Illinois and in other states. Students may review preceptor profiles and comments that previous students made about preceptors. The clerkship makes every effort to accommodate student preferences for working with specific preceptors. Most students will work with a single preceptor for the duration of the four-week rotation. Students may work with small groups, potentially including family medicine residents. The student will work closely with preceptors on a daily basis in the physician's office. Students often accompany their preceptor on nursing home visits, hospital rounds, medical conferences and other educational activities. Housing will be provided to students working outside the immediate St. Louis vicinity. Weekend call schedules are arranged with the preceptor: students can often return to St. Louis on the weekends. Each student will receive a description of the goals and objectives for the four-week rotation. Students receive short e-mail assignments during this rotation. Grades are calculated primarily from preceptors’ subjective evaluations.