Lansing Campus
College of Human Medicine

Course Code and Number

Course Name

Length

Department

Course Description

ANTR 685
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Clinical Prosection 4 Weeks Anatomy The course offers students hands-on prosection/dissection of student’s desired/selected regions of preserved Human Cadavers or isolated body parts, under the guidance of the Anatomy Faculty members involved in the prosection courses. The assignments are designed to produce prosected bodies /or body parts that can be used for teaching in the Medical Gross Anatomy Labs. At the completion of the prosection assignment, each student will be expected to present to the public (Faculty, Lab Personnel, & Students), a 30-minute oral seminar-style briefing of the prosected structures or objectives. Additionally, the student will be expected to annotate and review at least two (2) relevant peer reviewed journal articles pertaining to the body region being prosected. The articles should cover recent innovative treatments encompassing clinical anatomy correlates/surgical techniques or osteopathic manipulations, or diagnostic imaging advances, or genetic/cell therapies, etc.
EM 630
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks Emergency Medicine Students will be assigned a shift schedule for the four week clerkship. Over the four weeks, students will work a total of 14 shifts; 13 in the Emergency Department and one as a ride along with an ambulance service. Students will have the opportunity to perform the initial evaluation of undifferentiated patients presenting for evaluation and will then present the patient to an attending or senior resident, followed by discussion of a management plan. They will actively participate in following through on the components of the management plan. Students will see from one to four patients at a time; this will vary depending on the attending. Students will have opportunities to develop their procedural skills (i.e., ABG's, NG tube and IV's). Students will attend all conferences/didactics during the clerkship and will be assigned selected readings.
FM 611
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Family Medicine/Geriatrics 4 Weeks Family Medicine The elective month offers the student the opportunity to learn geriatric medicine in the ambulatory and long-term care settings. Students will rotate with multiple geriatricians and participate in the care of older adults at the Sparrow Senior Health Center and one or more nursing facilities. Learning topics covered include: approach to the care of an older adult, physical examination screening tools, geriatric syndromes, dementia diagnosis and treatment, management of chronically ill and medically complex patients, interdisciplinary team care, nursing home care, and end-of-life care. Students will also attend weekly didactic teaching and journal club sessions.
FM 610
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Family Medicine/Outpatient 4 Weeks Family Medicine This elective clerkship offers students the opportunity for exposure to the practice of family medicine. The student will have the opportunity to perform initial patient interviews and physical examinations, assist with procedures, enhance presentation skills and learn cost‐effective management of patients. Students will be assigned to the Sparrow Family Medicine residency clinics in the Lansing area, working directly with the attending and family medicine resident. Students will also be assigned to spend one week with the family medicine in‐patient team. Student will participate in didactic activities throughout the clerkship.
FM 617
NO VISITNG STUDENTS
Sports Medicine 4 Weeks Family Medicine Primary care aspects of sports medicine. Care of acute and chronic sports injuries, mostly of college level athletes.
HM 610
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Forensic Pathology 4 Weeks Human Medicine This elective offers students the opportunity to observe and participate in the medicolegal death investigations performed by staff at Sparrow Forensic Pathology which serves as the Medical Examiner’s office for multiple counties in Mid-Michigan. Students will have the opportunity to participate in daily staff meetings where the death scene investigations are reviewed, to observe and participate in selected forensic autopsies, to participate in post autopsy procedures (histology review, toxicology report review, etc.), and learn to appropriately complete a death certificate. Students will also be provided with reading assignments to familiarize them with the basic concepts in death investigation, the forensic autopsy, and with various types of injuries encountered in forensic pathology. Students will be required to give a brief (15 – 20 minute) presentation (on a forensic related topic mutually agreed upon by the student and course staff) near the end of the course. Students may have the opportunity to attend court proceedings (trials) and death scenes, as available during the rotation.
HM 608
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Hospice 4 Weeks Human Medicine This four-week elective will provide the medical student with a comprehensive base of knowledge and skills necessary to manage patients and families faced with an end of life.
HM 610
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Pathology 4 Weeks Human Medicine Anatomic and clinical pathology with emphasis on clinical-pathological correlation. Conducted at Sparrow Hospital.
HM 691
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Research 4 Weeks Human Medicine Block III CHM students are eligible to take up to two four-week research electives during their third and fourth years. Only one elective month is allowed during third year. These are full-time clerkships, with a 40 hour per week commitment. The research elective provides students with an opportunity for intense hands-on research experience during which they can learn about conducting research through involvement in either an established or student-initiated research project.
MED 628
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Advanced Internal Medicine-Ambulatory Medicine/Carefree Clinic 4 Weeks Medicine This elective offers the student an opportunity to enhance skills in patient management, including initial evaluation, subsequent problem identification and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic plans in the ambulatory setting. Problem oriented record keeping is stressed. Student will also use community resources in the care/treatment of their patients. Student will have primary responsibility for writing progress notes. Reading assignments will cover the clinical problems observed in the ambulatory setting.
MED 628
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Advanced Internal Medicine ICU 4 Weeks Medicine  
MED 616
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Allergy & Immunization 4 Weeks Medicine The student will learn how to take an allergy history and how best to clinically evaluate the allergic patient. There will be emphasis on understanding skin testing techniques as well as other immunologic tools which may be used in a clinical allergy evaluation. There will also be teaching regarding the use and interpretation of pulmonary function tests. In addition to diagnosis, there will also be emphasis on treatment of allergic patients which may involve immunotherapy as well as pharmacotherapy.
MED 611
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Cardiology 4 Weeks Medicine Students are assigned to the Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital cardiology service. Students will work with the MSU Cardiologist, the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI) physicians and the Cardiology Fellows. Students will round daily with an attending and/or cardiology fellow. Students will become comfortable with the management of acute and chronic cardiology problems. The student will spend time seeing both the non‐invasive and invasive testing.
MED 613
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Dermatology 4 Weeks Medicine Experience in a dermatologist's office to develop clinical, observational, and diagnostic skills in dermatology. Only open to students positively going into dermatology.
MED 622
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Endocrinology & Metabolism 4 Weeks Medicine This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and mange patients with various endocrinology conditions in the ambulatory setting. Students will also be involved in hospital consultations. Students will attend didactic sessions, Endocrinology Journal Club and weekly hospital Grand Rounds.
MED 615
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Gastroenterology 4 Weeks Medicine The student will encounter patients with various disorders and diseases seen by gastroenterologists. The student will be expected to evaluate, develop an assessment and propose appropriate diagnostic and management approaches for patients seen. There will be ample opportunities afforded to observe endoscopic and other gastroenterologic procedures. Attendance and participation in the scheduled experiences of the clerkship is required unless specifically excused. Student is supervised by attending gastroenterologist. They will receive endoscopic observation experience, weekly didactic education conferences, and GI Journal Club. The students will see a spectrum of gastrointestinal patients. Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a competent screening history and physical examination and develop an appropriate assessment and management plan (diagnostic and therapeutic). The student will demonstrate the ability to concisely and accurately present patients to the attending gastroenterologist. Weekly didactic sessions will cover approaches to common gastrointestinal problems. The student will be able to discuss approaches to patients with: Abdominal pain, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Chronic diarrhea, Jaundice. The staff gastroenterologist will evaluate the student’s ability to fulfill objectives of the clerkship experience. Appropriate and timely feedback will be provided. The student is responsible for making the evaluation available for completion. The student will be encouraged to provide verbal and written feedback regarding the educational experience.
MED 609
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Hematology/Oncology 4 Weeks Medicine This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and mange patients with hematologic or oncologic disorders. Students will learn the approach to the comprehensive management of the cancer patient with multiple medical problems. Students will be responsible for taking the history and physical examination, collecting and assimilating laboratory and diagnostic study data and formulating recommendations for further diagnostic work‐ups and therapy. Students will spend time in the in‐patient and out‐patient settings. Students will attend appropriate conferences in the hospital during the clerkship.
MED 618
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Infectious Disease 4 Weeks Medicine Students are assigned to the Michigan State University Infectious Disease Group and will work up consultations and round daily with an attending and infectious disease fellow. Students will become comfortable with managing common infections seen in the inpatient setting. They will also hone their differential diagnosis skills to identify uncommon and rare infections seen in the inpatient setting. Students will also spend time in the outpatient clinic at the Michigan State University Clinical Center under the supervision of attendings. They will develop an understanding of outpatient disease problems and their management, including patients with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and patients with long‐term home intravenous therapy.
MED 628
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Internal Medicine Sub-I 4 Weeks Medicine The student will function as an intern equivalent on a general internal medicine service. Senior residents and attending physicians will supervise the students as they manage patients throughout their hospitalization. Students will attend morning report, teaching rounds and conferences in accordance with the internal medicine curriculum. The student will provide ongoing care for 2‐5 patients at any given time. Students will be expected to take one call per week (until 11:00 p.m.) during the clerkship. The student will be expected to present at morning report once during the clerkship.
MED 612
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Nephrology 4 Weeks Medicine This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and mange patients with common renal problems, including acute and chronic renal failure, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, hypertension, hemodialysis, chronic hemodialysis patients and renal consultations with the attending nephrologist.
MED 632
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Occupational/Environmental Medicine 4 Weeks Medicine This elective clerkship offers students the opportunity for exposure to various workplaces in the community. They will accompany an industrial hygienist from Michigan OSHA to these sites. They will attend an occupational and environmental disease clinic one to two mornings per week. They will interview patients with lead poisoning, work-related asthma and silicosis and have the opportunity to review chest radiographs for pneumoconiosis and interpret pulmonary function tests. . Student will also observe one to two legal depositions. The student will select, with the guidance of the clerkship director, an agreed upon independent project.
MED 626
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) 4 Weeks Medicine This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and manage rehab patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will typically spend two weeks on the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at Sparrow Hospital with exposure to consults, admissions and inpatient physiatric management as well as two weeks in the PM&R outpatient clinics which include EMG, Spasticity (phenol and botulinum toxin neurolysis), medical acupuncture, and interventional pain management including fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided spine and joint injections. Students are expected to attend weekly didactic activities and to deliver a PowerPoint presentation on a pertinent rehab topic to the PM&R Residents and attending faculty.
MED 627
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Rheumatology 4 Weeks Medicine The student will become skilled in the appropriate neuromusculoskeletal examination, concentrating on the hand, knee, shoulder and back. Perform urinalysis and gain competence in examination of the urinary sediment for evidence of nephritis.
NOP 617
YES, VISITING STUDENTS
Neurology 4 Weeks Neurology This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and mange patients in the in‐patient setting. They will spend time on both the general neurology service and stroke service. Students will be responsible for one weekend of call during the clerkship. The will also attend Neurology Grand Rounds.
NOP 617
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Neuro Ophthalmology 4 Weeks Neurology This elective offers the student an opportunity to evaluate and manage patients in an outpatient setting. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled clinics, daily rounds and neuro-ophthalmology conference.
OGR 612
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Gynecologic Oncology 4 Weeks OB-GYN Clinical experience in inpatient and ambulatory gynecologic oncology, breast disease, and complicated benign gynecology in the preceptor mode. Pre-treatment evaluation and cancer management, including surgery.
OGR 615
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Ob-Gyn Sub-I 4 Weeks OB-GYN Assist in labor delivery and in the care of gynecology/obstetrics patients providing first line care to patients similar to an intern.
PHD 604
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Neonatology 4 Weeks Peds/Human Development This elective clerkship offers students the opportunity for exposure to neonatal techniques and care patterns for the sick neonate. Students are assigned to the Sparrow Hospital Neonatal Unit working with the neonatologists and neonatology fellows. Night call is usually one night in four. Students are generally assigned 3‐4 patients at a time and are responsible for presenting the patients progress at daily rounds and for caring for the patient (under the supervision of the attendings and fellows) during the day. Students are encouraged to perform and scrub in on basic procedures. During the final week of the rotation, students will be responsible for giving a brief presentation on a clinical aspect of neonatology. Students are expected to attend the various teaching programs of the Division of Neonatology, including journal clubs, research seminars, and clinical reviews.
PHD 605
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Pediatric Cardiology 4 Weeks Peds/Human Development Office, clinic, and hospital experience in diagnostic and therapeutic pediatric cardiology including special diagnostic procedures.
PHD 607
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 4 Weeks Peds/Human Development The student will spend two weeks on the inpatient and two weeks on the out‐patient services and participate in evaluating outpatients, rounding on the in‐patient hematology/oncology service, performing in‐patient consultations and be responsible for 3‐4 patients on the in‐patient service. The student will present the patients progress on daily rounds. The student will take 1‐2 calls/week and one weekend during the rotation. The student is encouraged to assist and learn to perform bone marrow aspirations, biopsy and lumbar punctures under direct supervision. Student will attend the Grand and Sub‐Specialty Rounds, and the Hemophilia Comprehensive Care and the Comprehensive Hematology/Oncology clinics. Relevant reading materials will be assigned by the faculty.
PHD 601
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Pediatric ICU 4 Weeks Peds/Human Development This elective clerkship offers students the opportunity for exposure to pediatric patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital. Students will function at the level of a sub‐intern on the service. Students will do the initial evaluation of new patients, complete daily follow‐up and complete progress notes on assigned patients. Students will attend and participate with the residents in sign‐out rounds. Students will be required to take night and weekend call over the four weeks. Students are generally assigned 2‐3 patients at a time and are responsible for presenting the patients progress at daily rounds and for caring for the patient to the attending and residents. Students will attend conferences and be assigned readings during the clerkship.
PHD 601
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Pediatric Sub-I 4 Weeks Peds/Human Development The student will function as an intern on the In‐Patient Pediatric Unit and will be integrated into the patient care team. They will be responsible for managing three to five patients on the Pediatric Unit and are expected to write notes on each patient daily as well as orders, discharge summaries, procedures and case presentations as appropriate. The student will be required to attend the Thursday morning Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sub‐Specialty Rounds as well as the resident lectures and will also attend any teaching sessions that occur on the pediatric floor. They will schedule five to seven night shifts during the one month rotation (no more than five nights in a row). The student will be required to participate in formal presentations at morning report and the sub‐specialty conference. One presentation (the student will need to identify which presentation) will be graded by a faculty member.
PSC 609
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Adult Psychiatry 4 Weeks Psychiatry A 4 week rotation exposing the student to a variety of clinical experiences including inpatient adult psychiatry, child and adult outpatient, telepsychiatry, brain injury, early schizophrenia intervention programs and geriatric psychiatry. The student will meet current psychiatry residents and will participate in their didactics. A case presentation is required.
PSC 610
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Child Psychiatry 4 Weeks Psychiatry A 4 week rotation offering the student a variety of child experiences including outpatient therapy and psychiatric consultation clinics, residential child treatment, community mental health exposure and child psychiatry team meetings. The student will work with current child psychiatry fellows and attendings, participating in the fellowship didactics as appropriate. A case presentation is required.
RAD 609
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Diagnostic Radiology 4 Weeks Radiology This elective will be spent in the Michigan State University Department of Radiology. The rotation will be a combination of clinical experiences, as well as the study of educational materials. Students will be assigned to work with various radiologists over the clerkship; offering exposure to General Radiology, Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, and Fluoroscopy. The student will also spend time each week with a radiologist at Sparrow Hospital.
SUR 618
YES VISITING STUDENTS
Anesthesiology 4 Weeks Surgery Students will assist with sedating patients utilizing common anesthetic agents. Performing anesthetic procedures under faculty supervision.
SUR 614
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Neurosurgery 4 Weeks Surgery Problems related to common emergent and elective neurosurgery involving the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Neurological examinations, diagnostic methods.
SUR 615
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Ophthalmology 4 Weeks Surgery Medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Clinical experiences include private office practice, surgical observations, pre-and post-operative care.
SUR 613
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Orthopedic Surgery 4 Weeks Surgery Diagnosis and management skills in common orthopedic problems. Orthopedic emergencies.
SUR 609
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Otolaryngology 4 Weeks Surgery Common otolaryngologic disorders, emergencies. Diagnosis and treatment. Primary physician's judgments about management.
SUR 610
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Plastic Surgery 4 Weeks Surgery Principles of wound healing and tissue repair. Indications and applications of plastic surgery procedures.
SUR 619
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Sub-Specialty Surgery: Cardiovascular 4 Weeks Surgery Students will become familiar with the management of patients in a cardiac surgical intensive care setting. Students will become familiar with the basic principles and techniques of cardiovascular surgery.
SUR 619
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Sub-Specialty Surgery: Colon/Rectal 4 Weeks Surgery The following Colon & Rectal specialty objectives are to be covered through clinical experience and reading: 1. Diarrhea: Know the differential diagnosis in adults. Acute versus chronic. Inflammatory vs. infectious vs. malabsorptive vs. secretory. 2. Constipation: Know the differential diagnosis in adults. Acute vs. chronic. Causes, including large bowel obstruction, volvulus, carcinoma, fecal impactions, Ogilvie's sydrome, stricture and anal stenosis. 3. Peri-anal discomfort – know the disease characteristics and treatment of: Hemorrhoids, Fissure, Peri-anal abscess, Fistula-in-ano,, Pruritus ani, Rectal prolapse: Know the differential diagnosis, Know the physical signs associated with prolapse, Describe the treatments available for prolapse. 5. Incontinence: Know the causes of anal incontinence, Describe the workup of incontinence, Describe methods of treatment both non-surgical and surgical. 6. Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis: Know the causes of each, their natural history and complications, Describe the workup of suspected diverticular disease, Describe the treatment of diverticular disease. 7. Colonic Neoplasia: Know the relationship between polyps and cancer, Know the screening and surveillance guidelines for polyps and cancer, Presentation and treatment of polyps, including endoscopic and surgical, Presentation and treatment of non-obstructing and obstructing colon carcinoma, Presentation and treatment of rectal carcinoma. 8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Know the differential diagnosis and distinguishing characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease, Know the complications, surveillance, and treatment of chronic ulcerative colitis, Know the presentation, natural history, complications and treatment of Crohn’s Disease. 9. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Describe the differential diagnosis and physical findings in perianal lesions; Be aware of diseases associated with HIV infection. 10. Vascular Disease: Know the presentation of ischemic colitis and treatment, Know the workup and treatment of lower GI bleeding. 11. Radiation proctitis: Know the presentation, evaluation and treatment of radiation proctitis. 12. The student shall also be exposed to the following skills/procedures: Inspection and demonstrations of fissures, Digital rectal exam,, Anoscopy, Rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy where available, Exposure to colonoscopy, Exposure to biopsy, Exposure to polypectomy.
SUR 619
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Sub-Specialty Surgery: Hand 4 Weeks Surgery  
SUR 611
NO VISITING STUDENTS
Urology 4 Weeks Surgery This elective is designed to demonstrate clinical manifestations of genitourinary disease, investigate methods and techniques of diagnosis and management and provide the student with familiarly of urologic emergencies. The student will have the opportunity to perform basic urologic skills during the elective and will become familiar with the interpretation and indication of urologic disease problems. The student will become proficient in the physical examination of rectums and prostate and the rest of the GU tract.