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MED 308C. Immunology/Rheumatology Clerkship (SCVMC)

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Department
Medicine
Courses      Clerkships


Description
Introduces students to patients with different forms of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. Emphasis is on the specific examination of muscles, bones, and joints and important systemic signs and symptoms pertinent to the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases. Laboratory tests, X-rays, and biopsies are reviewed. Students see both new and returning patients and participate in both inpatient and outpatient consultations. Formal and informal participation in conferences is encouraged. The minimum clinical exposure necessary is two weeks full-time; four weeks full-time is preferable.

Prerequisites
Medicine 300A.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for two or four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Check in with SCVMC Housestaff Office (Room 54, 7th floor of main hospital), 751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, between 8:00 and 8:30 am the first day of clerkship. Report to the Arthritis Clinic at Valley Specialty Center, 751 S. Bascom, 5th Floor; Time: 9:00 am.

Units 3 or 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Director:
Tom Bush, M.D. (408-885-6777).

Other Faculty
J. Burkham, V. Sharp, U. Marvi.

Coordinator
Tom Bush, MD, or secretary, Lupe Ibanez (408-885-6777), SCVMC.


 

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