College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Elective Rotations

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

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Course Name

PMEDG 1705

Podiatric Office (4 weeks)

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This Podiatric Office rotation is a four week training experience at the office of an affiliated preceptor during the third year. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to further develop the ability to perform a thorough podiatric history and physical, order and interpret common lab tests, and formulate a reasonable differential diagnosis and treatment plan for common podiatric pathologies. In addition, students will develop an enhanced understanding of practice management and professionalism through observation in a private practice setting.

Credits: 4

PMEDG 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

PMEDG 1707

Vascular Medicine (2 weeks)

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The Vascular Medicine rotation is a two week training experience with an interventional cardiologist. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating vascular disease and to understand the interventional techniques employed to improve blood flow. Students will gain experience in non-invasive vascular evaluation and observe interventional approaches to the assessment and the augmentation of peripheral blood flow.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1708

Pedorthics, Bracing & Prosthetics (2 weeks)

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The Pedorthics, Bracing and Prosthetics rotation is a two week training experience at an outpatient orthotics and prosthetics clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with common orthotic and prosthetic needs. In addition, students will participate in the assessment and fitting of the patient for the appropriate medical devices needed to improve function.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1710

Dermatology (4 weeks)

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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

PMEDG 1711

Rheumatology (4 weeks)

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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

PMEDG 1712

Physical Therapy (2 weeks)

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The goal of the Physical Therapy rotation is to expose the podiatric student to the rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries and disease, including evaluation and therapeutic management with an emphasis on regaining appropriate lower extremity function.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1713

Wound Care (2 weeks)

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The Wound Care rotation is a four week training experience. The overall goal is for the student to develop fundamental skills in the evaluation and management of patients presenting with ulcerations. Students will have an opportunity to treat wounds in a variety of somatic locations resulting from various etiologies including diabetes, pressure, arterial disease, and venous disease. Students will enhance their ability to distinguish among various types of ulcers, select and apply wound dressings and topical agents, and employ various techniques of debridement.

Credits: 4

PMEDG 1714

Endocrinology (4 weeks)

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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

PMEDG 1715

Neurology (4 weeks)

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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

PMEDG 1716

Orthotic Fabrication (2 weeks)

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The Orthotic Fabrication rotation is a two week training experience at a prescription foot orthotic laboratory. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills with orthosis design, construction and materials. In addition, students will gain an in-depth insight into the indications, construction and use of all types of foot orthoses.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1740

International (2 weeks)

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The International rotation is a two week training experience that may include both inpatient and outpatient settings and often takes place as a medical mission to underdeveloped nations. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to expand his or her awareness of public health needs and improve cultural competence while learning to provide medical care without all of the technological capacities typically available in the United States. Requires the approval of the University President, CHS Dean, and AZPod Associate Dean and Director.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1808

Optional Rotation (4 weeks)

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Students are provided a month during the fourth year that may be utilized as a vacation month, a month to remediate a prior rotation, or that may be filled with a four week Optional Rotation selected from available fourth year clerkships or third year elective rotations. See the course description for Clinical Clerkship or the specific elective rotations of interest.

Credits: 4