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more information about each clerkship.
This course provides basic exposure to the principles and
practices of neurological surgery; a previous elective in neurology
but not mandatory. Students participate in all aspects of care
for patients undergoing neurologic evaluation and surgery,
from admission through discharge. Students examine patients,
observe surgery and participate in the postoperative care of
all patients on an active surgical service. Students work every
third evening and one or two weekends during the rotation.
The elective in reproductive endocrinology and infertility
allows the student to participate in a busy clinical practice
specializing in reproductive disorders. While the majority
of time is spent in an office setting, ample time is available
to observe diverse surgical procedures.
In the office, the student will be exposed to patients experiencing
infertility and reproductive endocrine disorders. Diagnostic
tests (post-coital examination, endometrial biopsy and vaginal
ultrasound) and various therapies (ovulation induction and
insemination) can be observed on a daily basis. Patients presenting
with amenorrhea, DUB, and menopausal complaints will also be
evaluated and treated.
Surgical procedures include diagnostic laparoscopy, treatment
of endometriosis, diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy,
and myomectomy. The student will also have the opportunity
to participate in an active in-vitro fertilization program.
The student may be expected to make a presentation during the
course of the elective.
More about Pennsylvania Hospital's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Services.
Students work in both ambulatory and inpatient settings, taking
part in outpatient diagnosis and management of patients with
gynecologic cancer, including the preoperative inpatient evaluation,
the intraoperatic aspect and post-operative care. Reading topics
are assigned. A research paper is not required.
Department of Obstetrics
This course emphasizes newborn physiology and pathophysiology.
This is accomplished through a rigorous combination of daily
clinical experience and teaching seminars. Teaching rounds
are held daily in the Intensive Care Nursery on topics selected
from fetal and neonatal physiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular,
pulmonary and nutrition topics.
Students will be actively involved
with the care of the infants with and under the supervision
of the staff, will learn diagnostic procedures and will participate
in the calls of neonatal emergencies such as resuscitation
and assisted-ventilation in the delivery rooms and nurseries.
Students will be on night call on a rotational basis (approximately
every fourth night) for the duration of the program.
More about Pennsylania Hospital's Obstetric
and Gynecological Services.