Department of Radiology Meet the residents
Meet the Residents Transitional Year: University of Nevada School of Medicine , Las Vegas Transitional Year: St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, Ponce, PR. It is affiliated to the University of Ponce School of Medicine, but is from the Bella Vista Hospital; it is here that residents and faculty practice clinical medicine. Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine. Internship: St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Fellowship placement: VIR, Medical College of.
Small group discussion sessions and a patient-oriented problem-solving presentation are utilized to enhance problem solving and independent learning skills.
Each exercise includes specific learning objectives. The content is designed for medical students, but is also a required course for the students in the Master Program in Medical Sciences and the graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences. Areas to be covered will include: Clinical examples that illustrate the physiological principles are given.
MED Emergency Medicine — Fourth Year The goal of this rotation is to learn the principles of addressing the undifferentiated emergency patient, acquiring the skills to recognize truly ill patients requiring further inpatient management from those who can be treated and discharged. The course will familiarize the student with Emergency and Admission Room procedures consisting of: The didactic component includes basic topics in community medicine and concepts of gerontology and geriatrics.
Students are introduced to medical history taking and communication skills in preparation for the Primary Care Office Visits. The students interview a standardized patient and receive feedback from a faculty member.
The students are exposed to primary care physicians in their practice sites in the community. In addition, they perform a life history of a healthy elder in the community. In addition to the regular didactic activities and small group discussions, the students perform a needs assessment of a community and design of a community project.
FCM Family and Community Medicine II This course exposes the students to the disciplines of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and how they may be used as the foundation to be applied in the field of Preventive Medicine and in the understanding of scientific medical literature.
Participation in scientific paper discussions is required.
Residents and Fellows
FCM Third Year Family Medicine Clerkship The Family and Community Medicine Clerkship is designed to introduce students to the role and identity of the family physician and demonstrate the family practice approach to the comprehensive care of common health problems in the ambulatory setting. FCM Primary Care Selective in Family Practice The Primary Care Selective in Family Practice is a four-week required rotation in the fourth year where the student chooses the working site from a varied selection of primary care physicians in the community.
Students can select from diverse clinical practice sites in urban, suburban and rural settings. At each site, students will see patients under the supervision of one or more clinical preceptors. The student is expected to participate with a preceptor in all daily practice related activities in the ambulatory, hospital, or other community settings.
Clinical activities during the rotation may also involve assessing patients in a variety of other health care settings including private homes, schools, nursing homes, shelters, emergency rooms. The purpose is to give the medical students the basis of clinical practice, including record management, universal precautions, legal aspects of the practice of medicine and progress note writing among others.Dr. Pedro Santiago, investigador de la Ponce Health Science University
The students will learn the principles of evidence-based medicine and practice literature searching, critical appraisal of the medical literature and its clinical applications. An intensive course of electrocardiograph is offered, at the end of which the student is to have basic electrocardiograph knowledge that will help him in his clinical experiences and his future growth in this field.
Learning activities are didactic presentations and workshops, hands on experiences and independent study. They will be directly supervised by the Resident and Attending Physician. Progress notes written by the student must be counter signed by residents before being official.
Students are expected to have a minimum of two new patients per week. The student is exposed to health care systems managed careoffice management concepts and practice guidelines with emphasis on clinical application of disease prevention.
Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine and its application to clinical practice. Students gain an understanding of the mechanism and radiographic manifestation of common pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal and neurologic problems.
Residents and Interns also participate in the teaching of students. We consider these students as acting interns and require them to perform as such. It provides students an introduction of the study of disease. Particular emphasis is given to basic general pathologic reactions to noxious stimuli.
The second part of the course includes systemic pathology. It is coordinated with the didactic presentations of basic sciences, clinical departments and the Pathophysiology Course.
Clinical laboratory diagnosis is integrated with the systemic pathology. This affords the opportunity for a close correlation in the teaching of disease entities. The didactic lectures are completed with gross and microscopic organ review, clinical laboratory exercises and small and large group discussions.
Pediatrics PED Third Year Pediatric Clerkship The purpose of this clerkship is to provide a solid core of pediatric knowledge and skills, an appreciation of the spectrum of growth and development and a logical approach to the care of children in both illness and health, which can be applied in whatever field of medicine you enter.
The care of individual patients requires the application of all these skills. The student is expected to recognize and manage common pediatric acute and chronic health problems. Also, skills in record documentation and writing prescriptions must be developed. Four Weeks PED Primary Care Selective in Pediatrics This elective allows the student to participate in the care of pediatric patients in a setting where primary care pediatrics is practiced.
Students will assume the care of pediatric patients in the ambulatory and inpatient settings of primary and secondary community hospitals, under the supervision of an academic physician. Health promotion and disease prevention strategies are emphasized. Experiences in the care of acute and chronic pediatrics problems are provided with opportunities for continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.
The elective also provides opportunities to perform pediatric procedures such as venipunctures, suprapubic taps and lumbar punctures. To facilitate study, drugs are organized into classifications according to their primary clinical usage. A prototype from each class of drugs is examined in detail. The study of each class of drugs includes the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses and toxicity. Each lecture topic is provided with learning objectives that have been developed with reference to the nationally generated learning objectives.
Small group discussion sessions and computer-based activities are utilized to enhance problem solving and independent learning skills. Computerized Assisted Instruction exercises are part of small group discussions. These allow integration between pharmacological concepts and appropriate computer programs that complement the experience.
Each exercise includes specific learning objectives.
Physiology PHY Physiology The course consists of approximately lectures hours, laboratory and computer exercises, group discussions, plus examinations including NBME subject exam in Physiology. The content of the course is designed for medical students, but is also a required course for graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences.
Areas to be covered will include: Clinical examples that illustrate the physiological principles are given. It provides the medical students with the opportunity to perceive man in a holistic way, with emphasis in the different areas of behavior. Behavioral Science and Basic Psychiatry The clerkship will be offered as a full-time course during an eight 8 weeks period.
The clinical clerkship in surgery offers educational experiences combined with clinical encounters with hospitalized and ambulatory patients under supervision.
Each student is assigned to a member of the teaching staff of the Department of Surgery for two four 4 weeks period on a one-on-one basis. Each student will complete history and physical examination, an assessment plan and a treatment plan in at least two 2 new patients per week. Interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and educational attitudes will be developed and evaluated through direct observation of the student by the proctor in the hospital and ambulatory settings and in the classroom.
In addition, students may occasionally rotate through other affiliated secondary hospitals such as Dr. Medical Ethics MED Medical Ethics I MED Medical Ethics II The course is scheduled as a block of 18 contact hours during the last week of the first academic year and another block of 7 hours at the beginning of the second academic year, for a total 25 contact hours.
Activities include a combination of lectures, assigned readings and small group case discussions covering different subjects within the four main areas of medical ethics, namely: A PBL group consists of six or seven students and a facilitator who is a faculty member. The group meets for two hours every week using the problem based learning process to work through specially designed cases. The goal of the course is to develop self-directed learning skills, integrating lecture material and teaching problem solving skills exposing the students to relevant clinical problems that strengthen their clinical reasoning skills.
Interprofessional Perspectives in Health Disparities IHD Interprofessional Perspectives in Health Disparities This course is designed to provide a general overview of gaps in health outcomes associated with health disparities. Individual, patient-clinician, healthcare system, etc. The students also learn when and how to perform a focused history and physical examination, how to use problem solving skills in the diagnosis of clinical problems and how to present clinical cases in oral and written formats.
MD PROGRAM ~ Ponce Health Sciences University
For both semesters, the course includes didactic activities in the form of lectures, in order to provide the theoretical framework required for medical history taking and physical examinations of adult and pediatric patients.
In view of this, the schedule is variable. Clinical Correlations are offered on previously chosen Friday Afternoons. The SKDC provides the students a four-week protected time period, at the end of the second semester of the second year of medical studies, for independent study in preparation to take and pass the USMLE Step 1. As in Skills Development course SKDthe main objective is to provide students a protected time to participate in an independent and a comprehensive review of the basic science subjects.
A study plan must be submitted and student progress in the completion of the plan is monitored.