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Rotation Descriptions

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PMED 1617

Podiatric Basic Skills A, B, C (Rotations)

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These Podiatric Basic Skills rotations are clinical training experiences that span three quarters during the second year. Their purpose is to help each student to develop fundamental clinical skills in preparation for full time clinical rotations during the third year. Training experiences include refresher skills labs and hands on patient care at a variety of different clinical settings. PMED 1617A: 1 credit; PMED 1617B: 0.5 credit; PMED 1617C: 0.5 credit.

Credits: 2

PMED 1701

Podiatric Medicine CORE A, B, C

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The Podiatric Medicine CORE rotation consists of a one month training experience at each of three different locations (A, B, C) during the third year. The overall goal of the rotation is to develop skills in documentation, history taking, interpretation of diagnostic tests and physical examination techniques. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of patients of all ages and differing pathologies.

Credits: Each rotation 4

PMED 1702

Radiology

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The Radiology experience is a two week workshop presented by radiologists, orthopedists and sub-specialists in internal medicine. Learning methodologies include extensive laboratory practice in the interpretation of images plus student presentations. The goal of this experience is to familiarize the student with clinical correlations of imaging abnormalities and indications for appropriate consultations. In addition, students will develop a broader understanding of various imaging modalities including plain radiograph, MRI, CT scans, bone scans, ultrasound and densitometry.

Credits: 2

PMED  1706

Outpatient Medicine

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The Outpatient Medicine rotation is a four week training experience at an outpatient primary care clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with common, general medical conditions, including history taking, physical examination, ordering and interpreting of labs, and the use of imaging. It is expected that the student will enhance his/her ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and treatment plan appropriate to the medical pathologies encountered.

Credits: 4

PMED  1710

Dermatology

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The Dermatology rotation is a four week training experience at an outpatient dermatology clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with common dermatologic pathologies. In addition, students will learn diagnostic and treatment modalities related to the treatment of various dermatologic conditions.

Credits: 4

PMED 1711

Rheumatology

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The Rheumatology rotation is a four week training experience at an outpatient rheumatology clinic. The overall goal of the experience is to assist the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with common and general rheumatologic complaints.

Credits: 4

PMED  1714

Endocrinology

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The Endocrinology rotation is a four week training experience in an outpatient endocrinology clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with endocrinologic disorders including diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, and disorders of the pituitary and adrenal glands. Under the supervision of endocrinologists, students will augment their ability to examine the endocrine patient, order and interpret tests, and participate in the treatment of the endocrine patient.

Credits: 4

PMED  1715

Neurology

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The Neurology rotation is a four week training experience in an outpatient neurology clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with neurologic disorders. Working closely with a neurologist, students will learn to complete a thorough neurologic history and physical examination, develop a differential diagnosis, and participate in the treatment of patients with neurologic disorders.

Credits: 4

PMED 1725, 1726

Clinical Correlates in Podiatric Medicine, Biomechanics and Surgery

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These one credit online courses will serve as a step toward residency interview preparation and clinical case presentations, and will nurture an appreciation for comprehensive understanding of podiatric medicine, biomechanics, and surgery. Clinical Correlates uses small group discussion/interaction and student presentations to meet the course objectives. The courses will review selected topics previously reviewed in the AZPod curriculum as they pertain to advanced clinical knowledge and skills. These courses are taught during the Winter and Spring quarters.

Credits: Each course 1

PMED 1801

Podiatric Medicine CORE A, B

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The Podiatric Medicine CORE rotations consist of two 1-month training experiences in podiatric medicine, biomechanics and surgery. In collaboration with the Office of Clinical Education, students play a role in selecting the location of this rotation. The training experiences take place at established podiatric student training programs nationwide. The overall goal of the rotation is to enhance skills of diagnosis and management of podiatric patients. In addition, students will improve skills in documentation, history taking, interpretation of diagnostic tests and physical examination techniques.

Credits: Each rotation 4

PMED 1802

Emergency Medicine/Trauma

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The Emergency Medicine/Trauma rotation is a four week training experience in an emergency room or on a trauma service. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with emergent podiatric and non-podiatric pathologies. Students will utilize both diagnostic and treatment modalities for various emergent and traumatic conditions that are present in the emergency room setting.

Credits: 4

PMED  1803

Surgery

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The Surgery rotation is a four week training experience on a surgical service, i.e., orthopedics, vascular, general or plastics. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with non-podiatric pathologies that warrant surgical intervention. Students will utilize diagnostic and treatment modalities throughout the peri-operative period.

Credits: 4

PMED  1804

Inpatient Medicine

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The Inpatient Medicine rotation is a four week training experience on an inpatient service. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with general medical pathologies that require inpatient management. Participating with other medical students and residents on the house staff, students will assist in the management of various serious medical conditions.

Credits: 4

PMED 1805

A, B, C, D, E Clinical Clerkships

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The rotation consists of five 4-week training experiences at affiliated training programs involving both an ambulatory and a hospital based component. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to improve the skills of evaluation and management of patients with podiatric medical, biomechanical, and surgical disorders. In addition, students will enhance skills in documentation, history taking, interpretation of diagnostic tests and physical examination techniques.

Credits: Each rotation 4