College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Rotation Descriptions

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PMEDG 1618

Podiatric Basic Skills Practicum

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The Podiatric Basic Skills practicum is one course consisting of clinical training experiences that span three quarters during the second year. Its purpose is to help each student 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.

Credits: 2

PMEDG 1701

Podiatric Medicine CORE A, B, C, D

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The Podiatric Medicine CORE rotation consists of a one month training experience at each of four different locations (A, B, C, D) 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

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 1725, 1726

Clinical Correlates I & II

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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

PMEDG 1733

Clerkship A, B (4 weeks each)

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Each clerkship consists of a 4-week training experience. 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 clerkship 4

PMEDG 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

PMEDG 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

PMEDG 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

PMEDG 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

PMEDG 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