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140.01A: ADVANCED GENERAL SURG -- HEPATO-PANCREAS-BILIARY - Kimberly Kirkwood, M.D.; Carlos Corvera, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of general GI and endocrine surgery with hands-on experience in operating room, hospital floor (including ICU), and clinic settings. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the pre and post operative care of patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal endocrine disorders. The students will participate in the OR with both open and laparoscopic cases and in the evaluation of ER patients.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and outline a diagnostic plan. 4. Discuss indications for therapeutic interventions under uncertain conditions. 5. Describe the principles that govern sound decision-making, confidentiality and informed consent. 6. Discuss basic clinical procedures. 7. Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
Recommended Text or Reading: About Hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases in terms of pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment.
Team Composition: Chief resident, 3rd year resident, intern, students (3rd and 4th year)
Call Schedule/Weekends: Every 4 days
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110. UCSF students only.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus & Mt Zion Hospital
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: 513 Parnassus, S-321 / 476-1239
Comments: It is a good experience in preparation for an internship in general surgery. UCSF students only.



140.01B: ADVANCED GENERAL SURGERY - COLORECTAL - Madhulika G Varma, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of colorectal surgery with hands-on experience in the operating room, hospital floors and clinic. The clerkship is structured so the students are able to participate in the pre and post operative care of patients with a wide range of diseases of the colon,rectum and anus including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal diseases and pelvic floor disease.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common colorectal conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal problems and pelvic physiology. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests such as CT scans and Endorectal Ultrasounds. Interpret results from anorectal physiology testing including anorectal manometry, pudendal nerve latency, puborectalis muscle fiber recruitment and endoanal ultrasound. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and outline a diagnostic plan.
Common Problems/Diseases: Colorectal.
Recommended Text or Reading: ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Editors: Wolff BG, Fleshman JW, Beck DE, Pemberton JH, Wexner SD.
Team Composition: 3 Attendings, Chief Resident, PGY-3, Intern, Nurse Practitioner
Call Schedule/Weekends: One night per week, 2-4 weekend days per month.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus & Mt Zion Hospital
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-2262



140.01C: ADVANCED SURGICAL ONCOLOGY - Eric Nakakura, M.D.; Robert Warren, M.D.; Carlos Corvera, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of surgical oncology with extensive experience in the operating room, ward, intensive care unit and clinic. The clerkship is structured so students participate in the pre and postoperative care of patients with a wide range of oncologic disease processes, including neoplasms of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, bile ducts, pancreas and soft tissues.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common oncologic conditions requiring surgery. 2. Learn the indications for and interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis, and outline a diagnostic plan. 4. Discuss preoperative assessment and staging of a variety of neoplasms. 5. Participate in the multidisciplinary management of patients with complex gastrointestinal cancers and soft tissue sarcomas.
Common Problems/Diseases: Surgical Oncology
Recommended Text or Reading: Text "Principles and Practice of Oncology" Rosenberg, Hellman and DeVita Specific recent articles in the literature that pertain to certain conditions
Team Composition: Faculty, Chief Resident, R-3, R-1 and third year students
Call Schedule/Weekends: Every third to fourth night depending on the number and level of team members
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus & Mt Zion Hospital
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-8138
Comments: Student functions as an intern with expectations for a more advanced fund of knowledge and higher level of responsibility.



140.01E: ADVANCED CLERKSHIP IN BREAST SURGERY - Cheryl A. Ewing, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an in-depth, comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with both benign breast disease and breast cancer. Both inpatient and outpatient care will be important components of breast disease, the importance of the preoperative evaluation of patients and establishment of an evidence-based approach to breast care will be integrated into the curriculum.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations of the breast, chest and nodal basins. 2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different diagnostic imaging tools in the work-up of breast disease, and be able to appropriately select the best imaging modality for a given clinical scenario. 3. Develop proficiency in mammogram and ultrasound interpretation and gain exposure to biopsy methods commonly used to establish a diagnosis. 4. Be able to formulate treatment options for both benign and malignant breast disease and understand the optimal ways to present these options to patients. 5. Understand the rationale and rise of adjuvant therapy in the treatment for breast cancer, as well as the indications for neoadjuvant treatment.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Medicine 110 and Surgery 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: UCSF Medical Center at Mt Zion
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-8138



140.01F: ADVANCED GENERAL SURGERY -- HIGHLAND - Nancy A. Parks, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of general and trauma surgery. The clerkship is structured so the students will serve as acting intern on the general surgery service and participate in the pre-operative evaluation, intraoperative management and post operative care of surgical patients.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common conditions treated by the general surgeon and detailed diagnostic examinations for blunt and penetrating trauma, acute abdominal pain, acute appendicitis, bowel obstruction, breast masses, cholecystitis, cholangitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hernias, pancreatitis, pneumothorax, thyroid masses and rectal masses. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests.
Call Schedule/Weekends: Each student will be on call every fourth night, including weekends. Calls are from 7:00am - 7:00am, but you must remain with your team until after morning rounds. If you are not assigned to weekend call, you have that weekend off. If you are on weekend call, you are encouraged to attend Trauma activations.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: 4th year standing
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Alameda County Medical Center
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: VickyLu
Contact Phone: (510) 437-4743
Location to report to: Highland Hospital - 7am, OA3, Room 317 : vlu@acmedctr.org
Comments: Additional Application Requirements. Visiting students should contact Gwen Blackwell at (510)437-4743 for details. UCSF East Bay Surgery Program, Alameda County Medical Center-Highland, 1411-East 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602-1018.



140.01G: ADVANCED GENERAL SURGERY -- RED - Hobart Harris, M.D., M.P.H.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of General Surgery (hepatobiliary, foregut, bariatric and endocrine) with hands-on experience in the operating room, hospital floor (including ICU), clinic settings and in the evaluation of ER patients. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the pre and post-operative care of patients.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present physical examinations for common hepatobiliary, bariatric, foregut and endocrine conditions. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and outline a diagnostic plan. 4. Discuss indications for therapeutic interventions under uncertain conditions. 5. Describe the principles that govern sound decision-making, confidentiality and informed consent. 6. Discuss basic clinical procedures, including cervical ultrasonography. 7. Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas disorders, including cancers.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: 4th year standing
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-0939



140.02: OFF-CAMPUS CLINICAL CLERKSHIP - Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D.

Tier 2. Off-campus clinical clerkship.
Grading: Pass/Fail
Prerequisites: UCSF students only.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Taught at various locations
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: S321
Comments: REQUIRED: Extramural Course or Clerkship Application. Please click here for application and more information: http://meded.ucsf.edu/ume/away-rotation-instructions.



140.04: ADVANCED VASCULAR SURGERY - Michael Conte, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of vascular surgery with hands-on experience in the operating room, floor (including ICU) and clinic. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the preoperative and postoperative care of patients, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will be exposed to the full range of vascular disease, as well as the full range of therapy, including operative and endovascular.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common vascular conditions and detailed diagnostic examinations for atherosclerosis, arterial occlusive disease, peripheral vascular disease, arterial occlusion, aneurysms and thrombosis.
Recommended Text or Reading: Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery, 7th edition (Rutherford, RB ed)
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-4461



140.10: ADVANCED CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY - Scot Merrick, M.D.; Michael Mann, M.D.; Pierre Theodore, M.D.; David Jablons, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery with extensive experience in the operating room, ward, clinic and ICU. Students will participate in the care of patients with acquired cardiovascular and thoracic disease, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, diseases of the great vessels, and thoracic oncology. This clerkship also offers exposure to thoracic transplantation (heart/lung).
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common cardiothoracic conditions requiring surgery. 2. Learn the indications for and interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis, and outline a diagnostic plan. 4. Learn and discuss basic cardiovascular physiology as it applies to patient management. 5. Learn and discuss common intensive care issues in cardiothoracic patients.
Common Problems/Diseases: Coronary artery disease, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic dissection, endocarditis, lung and esophageal cancer, interstitial lung disease.
Recommended Text or Reading: "Cardiac Surgery in the Adult" Cohen, "General Thoracic Surgery" Shields, et al., "UCSF Recommended Cardiothoracic Readings", Merrick (CD).
Team Composition: Faculty, Chief Resident, R-1 and Physician Assistants.
Call Schedule/Weekends: Every third to fourth night depending on the number and level of team members.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi
Location: Parnassus & Mt Zion Hospital
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-2624



140.12: ADV PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY - Mary H. McGrath, M.D., M.P.H.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of plastic surgery with hands-on experience in the operating room and clinic. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the care of patients with congenital anomalies, traumatic deformities, acquired defects requiring reconstruction including free tissue transfer and hand surgery, and patients choosing to have elective surgery.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations for common plastic surgery conditions and detailed diagnostic examinations for hand function, facial trauma and neurovascular integrity. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from the history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis, and outline a diagnostic plan. 4. Discuss indications for therapeutic interventions under uncertain conditions, including but not limited to (a) reconstructive surgery in patients with unfavorable comorbidities and (b) elective surgery in patients with a psychological condition or physical illness. 5. Describe the principles that govern sound decision-making, confidentiality, and informed consent in plastic surgery in the setting of (a) reconstructive care for medically mandated conditions, and (b) elective care for cosmetically desirable conditions. 6. Perform basic clinical procedures including (a) wound care with topical agents and dressings, (b) wound debridement and (c) suturing of surgical incisions and lacerations. 7. Describe the genetics and embryology of common congenital deformities. 8. Describe the physiology and biochemistry of normal and abnormal wound healing, including delayed healing and excessive scarring. 9. Discuss the principles and physiology of (a) skin grafting, (b) flap movement and techniques, (c) skin, muscle, musculocutaneous, fasciocutaneous and free flaps, (d) tissue expansion and (e) commonly used biomaterials. 10. Recognize the techniques used to explore the motivations of patients seeking cosmetic surgery and how to distinguish acceptable, unacceptable and pathologic motivations. 11. Use information technology to access and manage clinical information about patients and acquire knowledge of specific topics related to the plastic surgery patients.
Recommended Text or Reading: Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery. Editors: Sherrell J. Aston, Robert W Beasley, Charles HM Thorne, et al. Plastic Surgery Secrets. Editor: Jeffrey Weinzweig (Books are in UCSF bookstore at Milberry)
Team Composition: Two or more attending surgeons, one plastic surgery resident, and one general surgery resident at each of three locations (Parnassus, Mount Zion, San Francisco General Hospital).
Patient Contact Hour Number (hours): 30
Classroom Time (hours): 2
Outside Study (hours): 8
Call Schedule/Weekends: There is no call schedule. There will be occasional evenings / nights if the team goes to the operating room.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus, Mount Zion, & SF General Hosp
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 5
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: Terry Mroczkowski @ 476-3727



140.14: ADVANCED SURGICAL ICU - Krista Kaups, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship offers experience in the management of pre and postoperative critical surgical illness in a very busy surgical ICU. The student is an acting intern on the surgical ICU service in the Regional Trauma Center. The clerkship is structured so the students will actively participate in evaluation and management of patients requiring in invasive hemodynamic monitoring, treatment for sepsis and septic shock, mechanical ventilation, intracranial pressure monitoring metabolic and nutritional therapy, and renal replacement therapy.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and fourth-year standing.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Fresno
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: Marie DiStefano
Contact Phone: (559) 459-4090
Location to report to: UCSF Fresno Medical Education & Research Center
Comments: NOTE: UCSF students, to apply for a Fresno Course, please refer to the Fresno website at www.fresno.ucsf.edu. There is minimam paperwork required and no fees required. All students (UCSF, Visiting and students using VSAS) may apply to UCSF Fresno online at: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/undergrad/forms.htm.



140.15: BURN, PLASTIC AND HAND SURGERY - Krista Kaups, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides intensive burn exposure at a Regional Burn Center. Learn burn wound care, infection control of burns, resuscitative management and hemodynamic monitoring with emphasis on appropriate nutritional and metabolic support. The student also participates in plastic and reconstructive surgery including hand injury repair during this clerkship.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and fourth-year standing.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Fresno
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: Marie DiStefano
Contact Phone: (559) 459-4090
Location to report to: UCSF Fresno Medical Education & Research Center
Comments: NOTE: UCSF students, to apply for a Fresno Courses, please refer to the Fresno website at www.fresno.ucsf.edu. There is minimal paperwork required and no fees required. All students (UCSF, Visiting and students using VSAS) may apply to UCSF Fresno online at: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/undergrad/forms.htm.



140.17: ADVANCED PEDIATRIC SURGERY - Lan Tuyet Vu, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of pediatric surgery with hands-on experience in the operating room and clinic. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the care of patients with congenital anomalies, childhood tumors and other acquired childhood illnesses. This course aims to incorporate the student as a team member in pediatric surgery.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record and present focused physical examinations, with particular attention to an abdominal exam, for common surgical conditions in infants and children. 2. Interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiological tests. 3. Integrate data from history, physical and laboratory studies to construct a problem list, develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and outline a diagnostic plan. Understand differences in performing history and physical between children and adults. 4. Discuss fluid management in children with surgical diseases including differences between neonates and older children.
Recommended Text or Reading: Pediatric Surgery Holcomb and Murphy editors. Handbook of Pediatric Surgery Sinha and Davenport editors.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-1679



140.18: ADVANCED SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION - Peter Stock, M.D., Ph.D.; John Roberts, M.D.; Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.; Sang-Mo Kang, M.D.; Sandy Feng, M.D.; Andrew Posselt, M.D.; Nancy Ascher, M.D.

Tier 1B. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to either the kidney/pancreas transplant service or the liver transplant service. Students can elect to spend the month on either service, but will need to focus on that for the entire month. The clerkship is structured so the students will participate in the pre-operative evaluation and management, intraoperative management (donor and recipient), and post operative care (including immune monitoring) of transplant patients. The student will participate on clinical rounds, attend teaching conferences and Transplant M&M, as well as Transplant Seminars. The student will scrub in on organ donor operations as well as kidney and/or liver transplants.
Course Objectives: 1. Perform, record, and present focused physical examinations for common diseases resulting in end-stage kidney and liver disease, as well as diabetic patients undergoing pancreas transplantation. 2. Understand the specific indications and contraindications for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. 3. Understand the role for HLA matching, ABO compatibility, and cross-matching to determine compatibility with deceased and living donors, as well as the fundamentals of the algorithms involved in organ allocation. 4. Perform detailed diagnostic examinations to assess organ function and detect graft rejection, as well as interpret the results of commonly used clinical, laboratory and radiologic tests. 5. Understand the mechanisms of allograft rejection and action of immunosuppressive drugs.
Common Problems/Diseases: End stage liver disease: Acute liver failure, chronic liver failure, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, biliary atresia. End stage renal disease: Diabetes mellitus, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, lupus nephritis, HIV nephropathy.
Recommended Text or Reading: Handbook of Kidney Transplantation, Gabriel Danovich. Liver transplant handbook. Housestaff selected readings.
Team Composition: 4 interns GI fellow Surgery fellow Surgery attending GI attending
Call Schedule/Weekends: Every 4th night
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Parnassus
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: page 443-5751



140.19: ADVANCED GENERAL SURGERY - Krista Kaups, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides an intensive exposure to a broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of general surgery (i.e., biliary, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, endocrine, etc). The students will serve as acting interns and obtain hands-on experience in the OR, ICU, ward and clinic setting and in the evaluation of ER patients. They will participate in the pre and postoperative, and post hospital care of patients. Competency based evaluations are done upon completion of the clerkship.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and fourth-year standing.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Fresno
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: Marie DiStefano
Contact Phone: (559) 459-4090
Location to report to: UCSF Fresno Medical Education & Research Center
Comments: NOTE: UCSF students, to apply for a Fresno Course, please refer to the Fresno website at www.fresno.ucsf.edu. There is minimal paperwork and no fees are required. All students (UCSF, Visiting and students using VSAS) may apply to UCSF Fresno online at: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/undergrad/forms.htm.



140.21: ADVANCED TRAUMA SURGERY - Krista Kaups, M.D.; James Davis, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship is an extensive exposure at a Level 1 Trauma Center caring for a broad spectrum of blunt and penetrating injuries. The students serve as active interns evaluating and managing emergency surgery and trauma patients in the ED, OR and ICU. Students will learn the principles of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and fourth-year standing.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Fresno
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: Marie DiStefano
Contact Phone: (559) 459-4090
Location to report to: UCSF Fresno Medical Education & Research Center
Comments: NOTE: UCSF students, to apply for a Fresno Course, please refer to the Fresno website at www.fresno.ucsf.edu. There is minimal paperwork and no fees are required. All students (UCSF, Visiting and students using VSAS) may apply to UCSF Fresno online at: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/undergrad/forms.htm.



140.22: ADVANCED TRAUMA/GENERAL SURGERY - Andre Campbell, M.D.; Mary Knudson, M.D.; Robert Mackersie, M.D.; Stanley Rogers, M.D.; Arthur Hill, M.D.; Rochelle Dicker, M.D.

Tier 1A. This clerkship provides intensive exposure to the broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of general and trauma surgery at a Level I Trauma Center with hands-on experience in ED, operating room, hospital floor (including ICU) and clinic settings. The clerkship is structured so that the students will participate in the pre and post operative care of the patients with a wide range of trauma and acute surgical emergencies.
Course Objectives: To become skilled in the initial evaluation and treatment of the injured and emergency surgical patient.
Common Problems/Diseases: Multiple traumas and acute surgical emergencies.
Recommended Text or Reading: Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence edited by Jeffrey Norton, Harvey Pass and Robert Thompson.
Team Composition: One attending, one senior resident, one junior resident and two interns.
Call Schedule/Weekends: On call every third night.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Surgery 110 and Medicine 110
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: San Francisco General Hospital
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 4
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: Wenia Lee @ 206-4627 (SFGH 3A)



140.23: ADVANCED SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE - Nancy Parks, M.D.

Tier 1A. Student will be an acting intern on the surgical ICU Service and participate in all aspects of caring for surgical patients in the ICU.
Course Objectives: 1. Develop advanced skills in taking complete histories and performing complete physical examinations on complex general surgery patients. 2. Become proficient on presenting patients on ward rounds and at teaching conferences. 3. Become skilled at performing common interventional procedures such as intravenous lines, arterial lines and chest tubes. 4. Participate in performing and interpreting bedside ultrasound. 5. Become skilled at interpreting laboratory and radiographic findings, including a differential diagnosis for abnormalities. 6. Become experienced in basic interventions on mechanically ventilated patients and develop an understanding of the different modes of ventilator support, as well as complications. 7. Develop an understanding of monitoring techniques used in the surgical ICU, and learn how to interpret data obtained with such monitoring. 8. Develop an understanding about how to coordinate the input of many consultants when managing critically patients.
Call Schedule/Weekends: Each student will be on call every fourth night, including weekends.* Calls are from 7:00am - 7:00am, but you must remain with your team until after morning rounds. *There are no outpatient clinics associated with this rotation. There is no weekend call. The student is expected to take night call one night per week.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: 4th year standing
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Alameda County Medical Center
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 1
Contact Name: VickyLu
Contact Phone: (510) 437-4743
Location to report to: Highland Hospital - 7am, OA3, Room 317 : vlu@acmedctr.org
Comments: Additional Application Requirements. Visiting students should contact Gwen Blackwell at (510)437-4743 for details. UCSF East Bay Surgery Program, Alameda County Medical Center-Highland, 1411-East 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602-1018.



150.01: RESEARCH - Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD

Students conduct research in one of the departmental laboratories by arrangement with the PI. Must obtain prior approval from chair of the department.
Grading: Pass/Fail
Prerequisites: UCSF students only.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Taught at various locations
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: HeidiCrist
Contact Phone: 476-1239
Location to report to: S321
Comments: REQUIRED: Submit a completed "Approval for Research Block Elective" form at least 4 weeks before the start of the block (http://www.medschool.ucsf.edu/curriculum/forms/index.aspx). Get your PI and the department chair's signature before returning form to the UME Office (who will then obtain the final two signatures).