MED 812 Rheumatology, 4 credits

The goal of this rotation is to expose the student to the fundamentals of rheumatic diseases.

This course will include the supervised examination of outpatients with a wide variety of rheumatic diseases, the participation in the management of such cases, presentation and discussion of cases, and special rounds and seminars. In addition, the student will explore the scope of the field of rheumatology and its interface with primary care, immunology, dermatology, physical medicine, orthopedics and nephrology.

At the conclusion of the rotation, students should have acquired skills in the art of musculoskeletal examination, the procedure of joint aspiration, and therapy and prognosis of acute and chronic rheumatic diseases.

This course is located predominantly at the Erie County Medical Center.

Students must contact the course coordinator for permission prior to registering.

Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4

Modules: A-M Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 2

Course Director: Alysia V. Kwiatkowski, DO

Course Coordinator: Elizabeth Ingram