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Block C: Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology

Block C runs concurrently with both Block A and Block B. It consists of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology.


Patient Types/Procedures by Discipline

All students are required to document patient encounters/ procedures using the New Innovations system.

Emergency Medicine
Discipline/ Patient Type Setting Level of Participation Remediation for lacking Patient Type
 

O=outpatient
I=inpatient
S=simulation

O=observation
P=participate with supervision
I=independent with supervision

The student will perform a module, or deliver a 1-2 page report with at least 2 recent references (including history, physical signs, DDx, and Treatment options of the disease) to the Clerkship Director for each condition not seen

Resuscitation O P/I See above
Trauma O P/I See above
Chest Pain O P/I See above
Nausea/vomiting, adult O I See above
Shortness of breath O IP/I See above
Fracture, bone O I See above
SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome O P See above

Psychiatry & Neurology

Discipline/ Patient Type Setting Level of Participation Remediation for lacking Patient Type
 

O=outpatient
I=inpatient
S=simulation

O=observation
P=participate with supervision
I=independent with supervision

The student will perform a module, or deliver a 1-2 page report with at least 2 recent references (including history, physical signs, DDx, and Treatment options of the disease) to the Clerkship Director for each condition not seen

Depression O/I I See above
Anxiety Disorder O/I I See above
Personality Disorders O/I I See above
Schizophrenia or Psychotic Disorder O/I P/I See above
Bipolar Disorder O/I P/I See above
Substance Related Disorder O/I P/I See above
Stress or Trauma Related Disorder O/I P/I See above
Suicidal Ideation O/I P/I See above
Headache including migraine O/I I See above
Stroke/TIA O/I P/I See above
Dementia O/I P/I See above
Seizure/Epilepsy O/I P/I See above
Movement Disorder or Tremor O/I I See above
Neuropathy or Demyelinating Disease O/I I See above

Grading and Evaluations for Emergency Medicine

Visit the Emergency Medicine Rotation page

Grading and Evaluations for Psychiatry & Neurology

  1. Faculty evaluations (% of maximum points attainable) shall be multiplied by x 0.5 to allow the maximum score to reach 50% of the final grade.
  2. The OSCE score (% of maximum points attainable) shall be multiplied x 0.3 to allow the maximum score to reach 30% of the final grade.
  3. The shelf exam score (% of maximum points attainable) shall be multiplied by x 0.2 to allow the maximum score to reach 20% of the final grade.

The scores of the faculty evaluations, OSCE score, and Shelf exam score shall be summed. No site shall have a proportionate preponderance or paucity of the students who receive honors. An average of 20% of the class shall receive the grade of honors and an average of 30% who receive high pass each block. Grades are based upon the above parameters and the application of indices of professionalism and completion of weekly themes topics that are outside of the scope of the above numeric process, but which can eliminate honors (discussed elsewhere).