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110  Medicine Core Clerkship  (12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai, G. Dhaliwal, M. Wheeler       Prerequisite(s): 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: UCSF medical students only.      

The student will admit and follow a patient approximately every fourth night, and participate in team work rounds and attending rounds. In the ambulatory setting, the student will evaluate adult medical patients presenting to the general medical clinic and urgent care clinic for workup of acute new symptoms and for management of chronic illnesses. In the ambulatory setting, the student will work with an internal medical preceptor.

140.01  Acting Internship in Medicine  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai, G. Dhaliwal, M. Wheeler       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: 4th year standing.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

The sub-intern functions as an internal medicine intern under the supervision of the senior medical resident, admitting on average 2-3 patients every 4th night. Responsibilities for all admissions include: initial history and physical exam; data gathering and interpretation; developing an assessment plan; reliable presentations orally and in writing; and management as the primary provider throughout the hospital stay.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator

Clinical clerkships in off-campus hospitals approved by the department chairperson, third- and fourth-year coordinator and the dean.

140.03  Clinical Geriatrics  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Yukawa, L. Byerly, L. Floren       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 or FCM 110 strongly recommended.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Block Elective

This elective explores geriatric medicine and how multiple disciplines work within a skilled nursing home. Students will work on a mini-interprofessional team, with pharmacy and physical therapy students, learning about common geriatric conditions and caring for geriatric patients at the VA Community Living Center (CLC). The majority of activities will be at the CLC but students will also visit On Lok (a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly site) and the VA Acute Care for Elders Unit.

140.04  Infectious Diseases  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): H. Lampiris       Prerequisite(s): Completion of Medicine 110 and Surgery 110

Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Clinical elective with inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases at VAMC. Commonly encountered general ID problems of hospitalized patients, and comprehensive outpatient management of HIV disease are stressed. Introduction to clinical microbiology and hospital epidemiology are included.

140.05  Palliative Care Service Elective  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Reid       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Must be 3rd or 4th year Medical student.       Activities: Block Elective

A hospital-based clinical experience on the Palliative Care Service focused on the care of patients with serious, chronic and terminal illness emphasizing symptom management, communication, ethical issues, spiritual care and psychosocial support of patients and their families. Students will have the opportunity to care for patients with serious and life-threatening illness. Students will serve as a part of the palliative care team made up of an attending physician, fellow, clinical nurse special

140.06  Occupational & Environmental Medicine  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Harrison, G. Solomon       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Third- or fourth-year students.       Activities: Block Elective

Students evaluate patients or populations exposed to chemicals through environment or injured in the workplace. Learning opportunities include multiple sites such as UCSF/Mt Zion Faculty Multidisciplinary Clinic, Kaiser SF Occupational Medical Clinic, UC Ergonomics Program and California Dept of Public Health. Educational experiences are tailored to student's background and interests.

140.07  Oncology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Cheng       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Students will evaluate patients with malignant diseases under the supervision of oncology fellows and attending physicians. Students will see oncology patients in outpatient clinic and on the inpatient consultation service. In addition to a broad exposure to a wide range of malignant diseases, the students will be allowed to participate in the outpatient evaluation of patients with AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma.

140.08  Gastroenterology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Singh       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Students, along with a second-year fellow, two first-year fellows, a medical resident and attending, serve as a member of the gastroenterology clinical service. Participate in all conferences, journal review and teaching sessions, including specialty clinic (e.g., Liver, IBD clinics).

140.11  Hematology/Oncology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. So       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Students evaluate and manage patients with blood coagulation and its disorders, hematologic and solid tumor malignancies. Learn the technique of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and the morphologic interpretation of these specimens. Attend boards, rounds, and conferences.

140.12  Combined Advanced Inpatient and Emergency Medicine - Fresno  (12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Stoltz, L. Weichenthal       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and successful completion of third year of medical school.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Block Elective

Students will be first reponders to patients in a busy, level 1 trauma center. They will also care for patients who are admitted from the emergency department to the inpatient medicine service, providing continuity during a patient's hospital course.

140.13  HIV/Infectious Diseases Joint Consultation (4 weeks)  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Coffey       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This 4-week clerkship features an active, in-patient consultation service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General averaging two to four new consults per day, with a diverse case mix of HIV and other infectious diseases. The service is supervised on a daily basis by an ID fellow and HIV fellow (select months). Limited outpatient exposure may include ID clinic, HIV primary care, and HIV sub-specialty clinics. Students attend daily patient rounds, weekly ID and HIV conferences, and weekly micro rounds.

140.14  Sexually Transmitted Diseases  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): O. Bacon       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing.

Activities: Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

Fourth-year medical students will be trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sexually transmitted diseases in the clinical setting.

140.18  Gastroenterology  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kaltenbach       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and fourth-year standing

Restrictions: none.      

Students share consultations with GI fellows; work up patients on wards; see patients in outpatient; attend endoscopies; attend and participate in rounds and conferences.

140.19  Clinical Cardiology at VAMC  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Teerlink       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Conference

Students will learn how to evaluate and manage cardiology patients by working closely with cardiology attending physicians and fellows in an inpatient setting. Through participation in CCU and consult rounds, as well as conferences, students will become familiar with the presentation and management of CCU patients. In addition, the course will provide students with many opportunities to practice and develop the ability ti read and evaluate ECGs.

140.20  Infectious Disease  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Sears       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Hospitalized patients with a wide range of infectious diseases are evaluated and presented by students under the direct supervision of the infectious disease fellow. Students present patients at attending rounds, infectious disease conferences, and review appropriate literature on the subject.

140.21  Gastroenterology/Liver at Highland Hospital  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Bhuket, B. Liu       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110

Restrictions: Must be 4th year medical student       Activities: Block Elective

This course will provide the student with a broad exposure to gastroenterology and hepatology in an underserved setting. As a functioning member of the team, the student will evaluate, present, and assist in the management of patients seen in the outpatient GI/Liver clinic, the endoscopy unit, and on the inpatient GI/Liver service.

140.21A  Gastroenterology/Liver at HIghland Hospital- two weeks  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Bhuket, B. Liu       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110

Restrictions: 3rd or 4th year medical students Must have completed core Internal Medicine rotation.       Activities: Block Elective

This course will provide the student with a broad exposure to gastroenterology and hepatology in an underserved setting. As a functioning member of the team, the student will evaluate, present, and assist in the management of patients seen in the outpatient GI/Liver clinic, the endoscopy unit, and on the inpatient GI/Liver service.

140.23  Endocrine Metabolism - Parnassus  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): U. Masharani       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Students based at Moffitt Hospital, twelfth floor south, act as assistants to residents and to endocrine fellows for consultations as well as for hospitalized endocrine patients; attend endocrine and metabolic clinics and seminars, and teaching exercises of endocrinology and metabolism, including Medicine Grand Rounds.

140.24  Rheumatology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Goglin       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Web-based course work

Students will learn to evaluate patients with joint pain as well as systemic illness in this 'hands-on' rotation. Students will evaluate patients with rheumatology attending physicians in the outpatient clinics at UCSF, SFGH and the VA. Students will see inpatients with fellows on the rheumatology consult service at Parnassus. Students will attend pre/post clinic conferences and two weekly didactic conferences.

140.25  Nephrology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. James       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and fourth-year standing

Students work up and follow up patients with a wide variety of renal and electrolyte disturbances, and see outpatients in a weekly Renal Clinic. Cases are discussed with attending physicians daily. Students also attend weekly Journal Club, Renal Grand Rounds, and Chief of Service Rounds.

140.27  Cardiac Care Unit at CA Pacific Med Center-Pacific Campus  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. So       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Fourth year medical students only.       Activities: Block Elective

During this rotation, the MS4 will directly aid in the work-up and management of critically ill patients admitted to the CCU with primary cardiac diagnoses including (but not limited to): STEMI/ACD, unstable arrythmias, decompensated CHF, heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyophathy, and heart block. There is NO overnight call and you will receive a minimum of 4 days off in a 4 week block.

140.28  HIV/Infectious Diseases Joint Consultation (2 weeks)  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Coffey       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

This 2-week clerkship features an active, in-patient consultation service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General averaging two to four new consults per day, with a diverse case mix of HIV and other infectious diseases. The service is supervised on a daily basis by an ID fellow and HIV fellow (select months). Students attend daily patient rounds, weekly ID and HIV conferences, weekly microbiology rounds, and may attend other research or patient-care conferences on the ZSFG campus.

140.29  Hematology/Medical Oncology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Jahan       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Block Elective

Students evaluate patients on the wards in Moffitt-Long Hospital and participate in daily attending rounds, conferences and seminars. This course emphasizes patients with blood coagulation disorders, anemia, hematologic malignancies, and solid organ cancers.

140.30  Endocrine Metabolism - SFGH  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Murphy       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and fourth-year standing

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Clinical Clerkship

The Endocrine-Metabolic Service provides an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders including diabetes in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Students will see patients on daily consultation rounds and in four weekly clinics. Didactics include preclinic conferences, endocrine grand rounds, a fellows lecture series and a thyroid pathology conference.

140.31  Medical ICU CCU Kaiser San Francisco  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Coppolino       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Must be currently enrolled medicine student in good standing, 3rd & 4th year medical students. Cannot accept students in July.       Activities: Block Elective

Excellent opportunity to learn and practice in a closed model mixed MICU/CCU. Multidisciplinary approach to providing care for critically ill patients. Highly supervised by board certified intensivists with an emphasis student generated goals and objectives.

140.32  An Introduction to Quality Improvement & Patient Safety  (3 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Ranji       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: 4th year medical students       Activities: Block Elective

Rotation will provide students with an immersion experience in quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) activities. Students will learn fundamental concepts in QI/PS through directed readings and didactics, apply their learnings in experiential fashion e.g conduct formal adverse event case review, and attend key UCSF medical center QI/PS committees. Students will also learn about organizational, unit/practice, and individual approaches to improving patient care using QI/PS tools

140.34  Renal Consultation  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Cho       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

The student will join the renal team and participate under supervision in evaluation and treatment of patients with renal disease or disorders of fluid, acid-base, or electrolyte balance. Emphasis is placed on pathophysiology, history-taking, physical examination, and treatment.

140.35  Cardiology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Goldschlager       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

See patients in consultation on wards and clinic; read electrocardiograms; improve auscultatory skills; review cases with cardiology Fellows, consult attendings; observe cardiac procedures - transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations; attend seminars, conferences. If time permits students welcome to sit in on inpatient rounds,see patients with inpatient team. Students expected to give 30-45 minute presentation at conclusion of elective topic of their choice.

140.39  Pulmonary Disease  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Leard       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Students participate fully on the inpatient Pulmonary Consult Service, interviewing, examining, presenting, and doing follow-up of their own patients. Attend weekly conferences, receive some experience with procedures (e.g., bronchoscopy), learn pulmonary function interpretation, and do directed reading relevant to their patients.

140.41  Gastroenterology-SFGH  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Cello, J. Maher       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and fourth-year standings.

Students evaluate and present GI consults on patients admitted to the medical and surgical wards. Observe GI techniques, including sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, liver biopsy. Attend weekly GI and liver clinics, and conferences held in conjunction with Surgery, Pathology and Radiology.

140.42  Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Olson       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and fourth-year standing

The Poison Control Center handles over 200 calls per day, many from physicians managing an acute poisoning or drug overdose. Students will learn to use computerized and other poison information resources; participate in discussions of a variety of acute poisonings.

140.43  Lifestyle Changes in Prevention and Treatment of Disease  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Ornish       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year medical students.       Activities: Block Elective

The Lifestyle Modification Program uses a comprehensive approach to address the underlying causes of disease rather than merely treating its symptoms. The comprehensive lifestyle modification program provides a spectrum of choices in nutrition, managing stress, exercise and social support, taking into consideration individual needs and preferences. This course is unique in that it combines both didactic and experiential learning.

140.44  Ambulatory Internal Medicine - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Dizon       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and 4th year standing.

Restrictions: none       Activities: Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Students will join Housestaff in active participation in patient care in an ambulatory clinic setting. (Subspecialty and general medicine continuity clinics). Attendance is expected at the ambulatory care conferences held at each clinic. Students are encouraged to pursue independent study.

140.45  Endocrine Metabolism-VA  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Grunfeld       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.      

An introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine-metabolism diseases. The areas covered include those endocrinopathies involving the major endocrine glands, as well as diabetes mellitus and hyperlipemias. Patients will be examined and treated in both the inpatient and outpatient services. Attendance at 3 clinics per week and daily work rounds are required activities as well as post clinic conferences on Fridays.

140.46  Pulmonary Medicine  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Metcalfe       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year medical student in good standing.

Activities: Seminar, Conference, Laboratory

Pulmonary disease, including clinical manifestations, basic pathophysiology, use and limitations of diagnostic studies and treatment. Experience will be gained by seeing patients on wards and through a series of ongoing conferences, ward rounds and review sessions under close faculty supervision.

140.48  Pulmonary Medicine-STM  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Raybin       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing.

Restrictions: Limited to 1 student per month; must have pulmonary resident on service.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

The purpose of this clerkship is to introduce senior medical students to the three main aspects of pulmonary medicine: the chest service, intensive care and the pulmonary function lab.

140.49  Introduction to Poverty Medicine-UC  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): S. Jain, S. Patel       Prerequisite(s): Third- and fourth-year medical students only.

Activities: Lecture, Field Work, Project, Clinical Clerkship

This course is a two week elective during which students will explore the social, environmental and medical aspects of the care of impoverished populations. The class will include work in community clinics, visits to medical and non-medical service providers and lectures by local experts.

140.50  Clinical care and teaching at UCSF's Student Homeless Clinic  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Jain       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Fourth year students in the School of Medicine       Activities: Block Elective

Many medical students have an interest in working with vulnerable populations and have volunteered at the UCSF Student Homeless Clinic during their pre-clinical years. This elective would allow fourth year medical students to return to clinic with advanced skills; this would allow them to further refine their clinical skills, learn about issues facing homeless individuals, and provide supervision to the pre-clinical students.

140.55  Acting Internship  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. So       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110, 4th year standing

Students, under supervision, will evaluate and share in the care of patients admitted to an acute care hospital. Experience includes history and physical examination, diagnostic and treatment planning, and writing orders and progress notes. Attend daily rounds and conferences.

140.60  Medicine Subinternship at Alameda County Medical Center  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Mistry       Prerequisite(s): All 3rd year core clerkships

Restrictions: 4th year medical students only       Activities: Block Elective

An exciting, stimulating 4 weeks as a subintern at a busy County hospital. You may see malaria, botulism,septic shock, and other fascinating and serious conditions. Attending staff make daily teaching/management rounds and you will have the opportunity to manage cases under their direction as a subintern, admitting patients from the Emergency Department, writing orders and gaining experience with procedures.

140.66  Internal Medicine - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Stoltz       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing

Restrictions: none       Activities: Block Elective

Students assigned to teams with first- and second-year residents, rounds with attending faculty, participation in daily conferences. Emphasis on pathophysiology of disease processes, management of acute medical problems. Refine skills in history-taking, physical examination, write-ups, presentations, techniques of diagnostic procedures. Students may be placed on inpatient at either CRMC or VA-Fresno.

140.67A  Neurointensivist-Neurohospitalist Immersion - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Stoltz, A. Afshinnik       Prerequisite(s): Completion of Medicine 110 core clerkship

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Block Elective

Students will be paired with a neurointensivist and a neurohospitalist in this apprenticeship model to provide care for patients with acute neurological and neurosurgical diseases in California’s Central Valley. This CIEx elective would provide 3rd-year medical students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the day-to-day care of patients with diseases, such as subdural hematomas, subarachnoid hemorrhages, brain tumors, strokes, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, etc.

140.68  Infectious Disease - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Libke, N. Nassar       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Management of common and unusual infectious diseases. May include use of antimicrobials in presence of impaired renal or hepatic function, treatment of infection in immunologically compromised host, etc. Participation in patient evaluation, treatment follow-up, ward rounds, conferences. Microbiology laboratory can be arranged.

140.68A  Infectious Diseases (A) - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Libke       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

This 2 week medicine elective is for students interested in additional exposure to the world of infectious disease. The elective will take place both in the inpatient and the outpatient settings.

140.69  Cardiology - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Ambrose       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 or consent of instructor

Participation with housestaff in patient care on CCU, ICU, medical wards, outpatient clinics. Introduction to invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures, techniques of management in care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Attend ECG interpretations, CCU rounds, consults, and teaching conferences.

140.70  SFGH Hospital Medicine Elective  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Haber, G. Ortiz       Prerequisite(s): Must be a 4th year medical student Received a passing grade on the required 4th year medicine subinternship

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

The fourth year elective in hospital medicine is a two week clerkship experience on the Faculty Inpatient Service at San Francisco General Hospital, an attending staffed hospitalist service. Students will work under the direct supervision of faculty hospitalists to provide care for underserved adult medicine inpatients at SFGH, improving their diagnostic and therapeutic skills and engaging in multidisciplinary care.

140.71  Pulmonary Disease - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Bilello, M. Peterson       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 or consent of instructor

Evaluation and management of adult patients with respiratory diseases, supervised by housestaff and faculty, Pulmonary Medicine section. Emphasis on physical examination of chest, interpretation of X-ray, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function studies. Gain familiarity with respirators and other aspects of respiratory care.

140.71A  Pulmonary Medicine (A) - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Bilello, V. Jain       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

This 2 week medicine elective is for students interested in additional exposure to the world of pulmonary medicine. The elective will take place both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

140.72  Comprehensive Palliative Care  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Widera, H. Nye       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110 SURGERY 110 PEDIATRICS 110 OB GYN R S 110 PSYCHIATRY 110 Students must have successfully completed all 3rd year core clerkships

Restrictions: Students must have successfully completed all 3rd year core clerkships       Activities: Block Elective

Four week comprehensive elective in palliative care will include experiences in multiple venues: Hospital consultations, hospice (home and inpatient), outpatient symptoms management clinic. Students will learn to care for patients with life-threatening illness and gain experience with symptom management, end-of-life discussions, complex spiritual, social, psychosocial aspects of end of life care, multiple venues of care and systems issues, and interdisciplinary approach to whole-patient care.

140.77  Endocrinology/Diabetes - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Ginier       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study, Block Elective

Students gain extensive experience in care of patients with diabetes and other endocrine disease through active participation in special diabetes inpatient units, ward consultations, diabetes and endocrine clinics, and patient educational programs located at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Fresno and in the community.

140.78  Critical Care Medicine - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Evans, K. Bilello       Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing

Students participate in the management and evaluation of critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. This includes the interpretation of laboratory results, blood gases and chest X-rays and the use of mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic monitoring. Supervision is by full-time faculty with senior Medicine residents.

140.81  Hematology/Oncology - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): U. Chaudhary, H. Abdulhaq, E. Chan, V. Zhu       Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Standing

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

The hematology-oncology (hem-onc) rotation is designed to provide an opportunity for advanced 4th-year medical students (MS4) to have a time for concentrated study of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, benign and malignant tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. While on the rotation, acquisition of knowledge about hem-onc will be fostered by being involved in the evaluation and treatment of patients in both the inpatient and outpatient.

140.83  Rheumatology - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Yuvienco, S. Majmudar       Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Standing

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

The rheumatology rotation is designed to provide an opportunity for 4th-year medical students to have a time for concentrated study of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. While on the rotation, acquisition of knowledge about rheumatologic diseases will be fostered by being involved in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of rheumatologic pathologies in both the inpatient and outpatient areas.

140.86  Pulmonary Medicine at Highland Hospital  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): H. Schub, I. Subramanian

Restrictions: Students must be of 4th year standing       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Participate in clinical, diagnostic activities of Consult Service. Rounds occur at bedside to verify, demonstrate historical and clinical findings, patients hospital course, provide updates on diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions. Attend conferences, view procedures, learn pulmonary function interpretation, read assigned texts, papers relevant to patients. Rotation encourages students to become adept in care of respiratory diseases of busy inner city hospital caring for underserved.

140.91  ECG Interpretation  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Lee       Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing in School of Medicine.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

The course consists of interactive small group workshops focused on cardiac electrophysiology, derivation of ECG wave forms, and diagnoses of common electrocardiographic abnormalities.

140.95  Intensive Care Unit  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Feeney       Prerequisite(s): Fourth Year Standing

Restrictions: 1 student per block       Activities: Lecture, Conference

The ICU service consults on, or cares for all of the medical patients in the ICU. There is a lecture series and a syllabus. There is formal instruction in ventilator management and in invasive procedures. this rotation allows students to become comfortable in caring for critically ill patients.

140.97  Medical Intensive Care Unit  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. So       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Limited to 2 students per block.      

Students learn critical care medicine im a busy ICU with a diverse patient population and broad ranging case mix.

141.16  Social Justice and Medicine in the East Bay  (3 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Shak       Prerequisite(s): MED 110

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Conference, Field Work, Project

This course explores the social determinants of health, cultural and structural competency, and innovations in primary care in underserved settings in Oakland. Students will participate in buprenorphine induction and maintenance, hepatitis C treatment, group visits, tours of nontraditional health care facilities, home visits, patient advocacy, refugee health, didactics sessions on social justice topics, and create original written works in the form of op-ed and reflective writings.

150.01  Research in Medicine  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member in charge of students research project and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Students continue previously initiated research projects under the guidance of faculty members.

160.04  Medical Science & Clinical Problems  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Anderson       Prerequisite(s): Must be an MD/PhD trainee in the MSTP at UCSF.

Clinical contact is arranged with mentor for experience in ward rounds, clinic work, etc. in clinical departments with approved faculty. Student will choose mentor from list of available faculty. MSTP students are required to complete 6 units before completion of the PhD MEDICINE

170.01A  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai

Restrictions: No restrictions. All UCSF students enrolled in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Dentistry may enroll in this course and receive credit.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Explore in systematic (lecture/readings/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicine. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.01B  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai

Restrictions: Students from the other professional schools at UCSF are welcome to take this course       Activities: Lecture

Explore in systematic (lecture/readings/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicine. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.01C  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai

Restrictions: Students from other UCSF professional schools are welcome to take this course.       Activities: Lecture

Explore in system (lecture/readings/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicinel Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.01D  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai

Restrictions: Students from the other professional schools at UCSF are welcome to take this course       Activities: Lecture

Explore in systematic (lecture/reading/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicine. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests..

170.01E  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: No restrictions. Students from the other professional schools at UCSF are welcome to take this course.       Activities: Lecture

Explore in systematic (lecture/reading/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicine. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.01F  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: No restrictions. Students from the other professional schools at UCSf are welcome to take this course.       Activities: Lecture

Explore in systematic (lecture/reading/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to medicine. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.02  Social Activism in Medicine  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Jain       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course explores social, political, and behavior factors that effect the health of individuals as well as opportunities for health care providers to impact both individual patients as well as larger communities. Course faculty are socially active in their communities and discuss successes and challenges of performing this type of work.

170.09  Current Topics in Medical Science  (2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Anderson

Activities: Seminar

Focus on research interests of UCSF faculty. Provides broad introduction to campus research, practice in reading and analyzing research publications. Speaker's talk includes discussion of personal background, present research, background description on research area, and discussion of future research plans.

170.10  Basic Science Journal Club  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Anderson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Independent Study

The basic science journal club is a student led course designed to investigate cutting edge research in the basic sciences and its implications for translational and clinical care. Open to health professional students and required of 1st year MSTP students, each participant chooses, researches, and presents a recent journal article of their choosing and facilitates a discussion with the entire class at least once throughout the year.

170.17  Introduction to Internal Medicine  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Limited to medical students.       Activities: Lecture

This course is intended for first and second year medical students who are interested in the different Medicine subspecialties available. Through weekly lectures by different physicians from the UCSF Department of Medicine, students will be introduced to the nature of work of each of the various specialties. Emphasis will be placed on how each physician approaches the evaluation and management of their patients. Other topics addressed include training/residency and super-specialty information.

170.31B  Narrative Medicine  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): L. Aronson, P. Linde       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

A team-taught lecture/discussion overview of the rapidly growing field of Narrative Medicine. Sessions will include narrative approaches to medical care; literary reflections on the patient/doctor encounter; poetry and medicine; medicine in the popular press; insights from memoirs and other illness narratives; writing the medical experience; taking the patient's point of view: literature as guide to cross-cultural care.

170.34A  Hepatitis B: Community Outreach and Patient Education  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Acquire a background in the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B. Learn about Hepatitis B through a series of lectures. Practice patient education skills. Attend at least one community health event for a 3 hour shift. Provide patient education about Hepatitis B.

170.34B  Hepatitis B: Clinical Training  (1 units)   Fall, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): UCSF Students must be in good academic standing. Students must have previously completed and passed or be concurrently enrolled in Medicine 170.34A.

Restrictions: Open to students from any UCSF school       Activities: Lecture

Integrates clinical skills for Hepatitis B detection and prevention with its prerequisite course Med 170.34A Hepatitis B: Community Outreach and Patient Education. One hour lecture will be given on universal precautions. Students will be required to attend two 3-hour training sessions on phlebotomy and IM vaccination and to utilize these acquired skills at a Hepatitis B community health event for 3-hours.

170.34C  Hepatitis B Clinic Practicum  (0 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): Med 170.34A Med 170.34B

Restrictions: Open to students from any UCSF school except Graduate Division.      

See 170.34B for description. This is an optional course needed only for completing 170.34B requirements. This course can be taken for more than one term to complete 170.34B.

170.36  MSTP - Into the Clinic!  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Anderson       Prerequisite(s): MSTP

Restrictions: MSTP students in the final year of their graduate studies planning to return to medical school this spring.       Activities: Seminar, Block Elective

This course is an intensive re-introduction to clinical medicine for MSTP students completing graduate studies and planning to return to medical school this spring. The course includes 5 half-days of didactics where students review and practice history taking, physical exam skills, oral presentations, and analysis of basic clinical data (labs, EKGs etc.) through clinical cases. Skills are reinforced through 3-5 afternoons of clinical immersion.

170.37  National Transgender Health Summit  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Sevelius

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

The National Transgender Health Summit is a two day conference for medical providers and students to increase awareness of transgender (trans) issues in health care. The Summit aims to increase provider skills in the provision of optimal health care for trans patients and to provide a professional forum for the sharing of best practices, innovative techniques, and cutting edge research among providers who wish to gain expertise in providing competent care for trans patients.

170.38  Medical Student as Writer  (1 units)   Fall, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Aronson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Workshop

To inspire & develop physician-writers of all types by exploring ways writing can inform, shape, & become part of a medical career. Class has three parts 1) UCSF physician-writers describe their careers and ways in which writing contributed to their success and satisfaction 2) discussion of one type of medical writing based on assigned reading 3) brief writing exercise. This course is part of a longitudinal course series on writing in medicine (essay, narrative, advocacy, blog, scientific).

170.39  Hospital-Based Medicine: A Clinical Skills Tutorial  (0.5 - 1.5 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Wlodarczyk       Prerequisite(s): Students must contact Thomas.yu@va.gov for approval prior to registration.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

This course introduces students to the art and science of caring for inpatients. Students will spend 4-8 half days working one-on-one with an attending in our VA Faculty Hospitalist group, learning from a mix of inpatients. Students will practice history-taking, physical exam, written and oral presentations, and will be introduced to pre-rounding and multidisciplinary care. Students will complete a learning plan and will confer with faculty at course end about progress and future goals.

170.40  UCSF Student Flu Crew for Seasonal Flu Vaccination  (0.5 - 1.5 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): J. Rinker, R. Harrison       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students plan, coordinate, administer flu vaccines in the SF Bay Area. These free on-site events will be held at various locations in coordination with local social services groups for underserved communities and employers. Students will be responsible for: Obtaining vaccines and supplies including funding. Identifying community partners for sites to administer vaccine. Scheduling students, faculty for each vaccination event. Consenting, administering and documenting each vaccination given.

170.41  Word on the Wards: Inpatient Health Education at SFGH  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Han       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: 1st and 2nd year students from schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and PT are all welcome to take this course.       Activities: Lecture, Field Work

Word on the Wards is an interprofessional program, in collaboration with the SFGH Hospitalist Division, in which UCSF students act as health coaches for patients on the SFGH wards. This elective consists of an 8-hour training session and two clinical shifts. During the training session, students will learn about working with underserved populations, their role as a health coach, health topic content, and health coaching techniques. They will apply these skills during their clinical shifts.

170.42  Student Rounds / Student Report  (1 units)   Fall, Spring

Instructor(s): L. Zimmerman, B. Sharpe       Prerequisite(s): N/A

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Master clinicians develop their diagnostic acumen by learning through case discussions. Cases allow students to learn history taking, differential diagnosis, disease management, and other valuable skills to prepare for clinical years. Each week in this elective, a senior medical student or resident will present a real case. The class will walk through a fun, challenging, and interactive discussion on how to think about the case and reason out the correct diagnosis and appropriate management.

170.43  MedLink  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Jain       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

The focus of this elective is promoting education about health sciences in under-represented communities via service learning. UCSF students will learn how to mentor, design curriculum, and teach by interacting with under-represented high school sophomores in an 8-session program. This is an interdisciplinary elective involving students from schools of medicine, nursing, dental, pharmacy and physical therapy.

170.44  Current Issues in Medical Informatics  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Avrin, M. Blum, R. Cucina, A. Neinstein       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

Seminar for MSI & MSII, Nursing, Pharmacy, & Dental students, interested in current issues in medical informatics related to the successful deployment and implementation of EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Seminar format 1 hour per week, with each week devoted to a specific topic from a list. 30 min will be formal lecture to introduce the topic, followed by 30 min discussion. Syllabus will identify required reading prior to each week's session. No prior computer science expertise required.

170.45  Homeless Clinic Experience  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Jain, M. Vener       Prerequisite(s): Only SOM Students must complete Medicine 170.10A speaker series

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Field Work

The Homeless Clinic Experience will give students an opportunity to volunteer at a Homeless Clinic for elective credit. Participants must have completed a Homeless Clinic orientation session or plan to complete an orientation session before volunteering.This elective is open to medical and nursing students. Participants must complete 3 shifts at a Clinic per quarter to obtain elective credit. The shelter will be chosen by the student coordinators of this course.

170.46  Exploring Med-Peds  (1 units)   Fall, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Monash       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

In the form of one-hour, interactive lectures hosted by dual-trained UCSF resident and faculty members, this course will introduce and expose medical students to careers within the combined medicine-pediatrics field, including career pathways and training venues, med-peds opportunities, the fields of pediatrics and adult internal medicine, and the similarities and dissimilarities that exist between them.

170.47  Clinical reasoning through the oral presentation  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): G. Ortiz       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

In this case-based seminar, students will learn about the purpose and key elements of the different types of oral presentation “one-liner” statements, including: i) the identification statement, stated at the beginning of an H&P presentation; ii) the assessment statement, stated before the plan in an H&P presentation; iii) the summary statement, stated at the beginning of a SOAP presentation or used with consultants. Students will will develop highly relevant skills they can apply on Clerkships.

180  Occupational Toxicology  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): T. Durrani       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture

Course provides understanding of basic principles of toxicology as related to work environment and workers' health.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Lai       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.

199  Laboratory Project in Medicine  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year course director.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Laboratory

Students will select and conduct a research project under the guidance of a member of the Department of Medicine Faculty.

205  Research Seminar in Health Professions Education  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Boscardin, P. O'Sullivan       Prerequisite(s): Health Professions Education Pathway or Teaching Scholars Program taken either before or concurrent with enrollment. Must be enrolled at UCB.UCB students taking this course for credit need to fill out an Intercampus Exchange application. http://registrar.ucsf.edu/registration/intercampus-exchange

Restrictions: This course is only opened to any level of UCSF learner enrolled at UCB. Students must have instructor's approval to ensure that the prerequisites have been met.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Project

Seminar to analyze, develop educational research in health professions. Students examine literature and ascertain status of health professions education relative to work in related disciplines. Students present developing research studies and critique work of others not only from course but from UCSF community. Students learn about dissemination and participation in relevant professional organizations. UCB students taking course for credit need to complete an Intercampus Exchange application.