Clinical Sciences and Engineering (CLE)

CLE Class Schedule

Courses

CLE 613   Introduction to Clinical Practice (Longitudinal)   credit: 0 to 6 Hours.

Examines and exposes to the fundamentals of clinical work including office support with basic history, vitals, understanding the team, communicating with patients, observing health care roles and processes. Additionally, this course addresses concepts of history and physical assessment, includes H&P, preoperative assessment, routine physicals. No graduate credit. 0 to 6 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 12 hours. Available for honors grade. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 631   Clinical Elective   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

This course will expose the students to a clinical specialty to learn more about treatment of disorders, lifestyle of the physicians and the experiences of the patients. Students will learn about interpersonal communication skills, gain a deeper understanding of the environment in which medical devices are used, observe therapeutic treatment in real time, and strengthen the clinical skills. No graduate credit. 1 to 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated up to 16 hours in the same semester to a maximum of 40 hours over separate semesters. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students.

CLE 640   Family Medicine Clerkship   credit: 1 to 10 Hours.

This longitudinal clerkship provides an exciting opportunity for students to have clinical experiences within their own student clinic, as well as ambulatory practices in disciplines such as psychiatry, pediatrics, and family medicine. Students will learn the core skills and knowledge essential to the practice of primary care: diagnosis and treatment of common outpatient complaints, management of chronic medical conditions, and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. No graduate credit. 1 to 10 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 10 hours. Available for honors grade. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 645   Internal Medicine Clerkship   credit: 10 Hours.

The medicine clerkship is a ten-week rotation. This clerkship emphasizes the integration and application of pathophysiology to the diagnosis and management of patients in addition to the skills of history-taking, physical examination, and case presentation. The course is an apprenticeship focusing on the bedside care of patients. Students work closely with house staff members and ward attendings making daily rounds, admitting new patients, and caring for them with the team. No graduate credit. 10 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 650   Neurology Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The neurology clerkship is a four-week introduction to clinical neurology, the specialty of medicine devoted to patients with diseases of the nervous system. The clerkship emphasizes the basic clinical methods of bedside neurology: Based on the history and examination, students develop skills at neuroanatomical localization and clinical reasoning. Students learn to interpret clinical findings, develop a differential diagnosis, and formulate a plan of evaluation. No graduate credit. 5 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 655   Psychiatry Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The Psychiatry Clerkship is a four week rotation. All students evaluate and follow patients on inpatient and outpatient services, participating in their patients' care with close attending and resident supervision. The acquisition of clinical skills is emphasized: conducting an interview to obtain a psychiatric history and mental status examination; organizing, recording, and presenting the findings to generate a differential diagnosis; and formulating a treatment plan in accordance with the biopsychosocial model. No graduate credit. 5 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 660   Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The obstetrics and gynecology clerkship is a five-week rotation. The main objective is to familiarize students with the signs and symptoms of normal and abnormal reproductive function and to teach the basic examinations in obstetrics and gynecology. The course will emphasize and reinforce skills for taking an appropriate history, performing a physical and pelvic examination, formulating a differential diagnosis as well as a treatment plan, and properly managing patients. No graduate credit. 5 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 665   Pediatrics Clerkship   credit: 5 Hours.

The Pediatrics Clerkship is a five week rotation. The rotation is divided between inpatient and outpatient experiences. The emphasis is on learning to care for children and families in a variety of patient care settings and developing the clinical skills, diagnostic reasoning, and basic management strategies core to the practice of pediatrics. Attending physicians emphasize normal child development as well as the role illness plays in the lives of children and families. No graduate credit. 5 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 670   Surgery Clerkship   credit: 10 Hours.

The Surgery Clerkship is a ten-week rotation. The clerkship is designed to provide clinical experience that improves skills in overall patient care as students apply their knowledge of the basic sciences and expand their knowledge base through exposure to the wide variety of patients and procedures that fall into the realm of general surgery. Students become a valued member of the team as they assume responsibility for the overall care of their patients preoperatively and postoperatively and assist in the operating room. No graduate credit. 10 professional hours. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 680   Family Medicine Continuity Clinic   credit: 1 to 2 Hours.

The Family Medicine Clinic is a required course for students in Phase 2 of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine curriculum. The Family Medicine Clinic is structured to prioritize longitudinal relationships for continuous management of chronic disease. With graduated responsibility, medical students perform the functions of a primary care physician for their patient panel. Students are assigned to the clinic one evening per week. No graduate credit. 1 to 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Family Medicine Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in Phase 2 of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine curriculum.

CLE 690   Clinical Research   credit: 1 to 8 Hours.

Carle Illinois students are encouraged to participate in research in order to enhance their scientific reasoning, and fulfill the college's mission of developing "Physician Innovators". This course will allow students to engage in a broad spectrum of research experiences. Students will work closely with a research mentor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop their ideas and generate a list of research outcomes. No graduate credit. 1 to 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 691   Translational Research   credit: 1 to 8 Hours.

Carle Illinois students are encouraged to participate in research in order to enhance their scientific reasoning, and fulfill the college's mission of developing "Physician Innovators". This course will allow students to engage in a broad spectrum of research experiences. The research will be translational in nature. Students will work closely with a research mentor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop their ideas and generate a list of research outcomes. No graduate credit. 1 to 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 692   Immersion in Clinical Practice - Phase 2   credit: 2 Hours.

Provide students and clinicians a chance to meet, in a non-classroom environment, to discuss in topics that impact clinical practice. Examples of these topics include: Domestic Violence, Burnout, Cultural Competence, and Legal Issues in Medicine. Students will be given readings, websites, and videos prior to each session. In addition,students will write brief essays on these topics based on their experience during their clerkships and other electives. Each session, over a dinner, will last approximately two hours. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 702   Anesthesiology   credit: 2 Hours.

The student will be introduced to various anesthesia techniques, including management of the patient's airway. The student will gain experience in administration of anesthetic drugs, management of critical life functions such as hemodynamics monitoring, blood and fluid therapy and acute pain management (both postoperatively and in Obstetrics). A pre-test will be given to assess student's existing knowledge of anesthesia and other clinical material. This will help the student understand the scope of study during the rotation. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 704   Dermatology   credit: 2 Hours.

The student is exposed to the private and clinical practice of general dermatology and is instructed in diagnosis and treatment. Emphasis is placed on the care of the patient and the student is expected to function as a member of the office team. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 706   Emergency Medicine   credit: 4 Hours.

This elective is to provide exposure to the specialty of emergency medicine. The student will gain experience through the process of assessing a patient by history taking, physical exam and diagnostics. By the end of the 4 week elective the student should be able to obtain a complaint based history with review of system, complete a physical exam and start to formulate a differential diagnosis based upon the chief complaint. Stress will be placed on the development of the differential diagnosis. The experience will include learning appropriate laboratory and radiographic testing as well as treatment options for illnesses/disease that most commonly present to the emergency department. The student will commonly get exposure to patients with chest pain, abdominal pain, neurological disorders, undifferentiated malaise, early pregnancy complaints, STI, sepsis and trauma. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Internal Medicine or Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois Curriculum.

CLE 713   Palliative Care   credit: 2 Hours.

Healthcare providers must be able to provide compassionate patient-centered care that optimizes well-being and alleviates suffering. Students will gain experiences caring for patients with advanced, chronic, and progressive illness that may be facing high symptom burden, complex treatment decisions, or may be near the end of life. The student will gain experience in the sub-specialty of Palliative Care through seeing patients on the inpatient consult services, outpatient primary palliative care clinic, embedded sub-specialty clinics, nursing home visits, and home visits. Student will participate in interdisciplinary rounds and work in a multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois curriculum.

CLE 714   Ambulatory Cardiology   credit: 4 Hours.

The student will be exposed to the outpatient management of common cardiovascular disorders including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, vascular disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation as well as to the work-up of common referrals in an ambulatory setting such as chest pain, shortness of breath, edema, palpitations, dizziness, syncope, abnormal ECG, and preoperative risk assessment. The student will also learn basic ECG interpretation and have the opportunity to observe stress testing, nuclear imaging, and echocardiography. The goal is that the student develops his or her history taking and physical exam skills as it relates to the cardiovascular system by integrating the basic sciences with the art of medicine. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted Carle Illinois students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 715   Adult Intensive Care   credit: 4 Hours.

The goal of this elective is to expand the student’s knowledge and understanding of intensive care issues affecting hospitalized patients, primarily focusing on appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and to provide the opportunity for the student to assume a more primary role in the responsibility of directing care of a patient in a team setting. Inherent in this experience is an opportunity for in-depth learning in the areas of professionalism and systems-based practice. The elective will encompass the learning of integrative skills, procedures and how to handle basic clinical scenarios including codes. The student will partner with their attending to develop the diagnostic and therapeutic plans for his or her patients, the student will engage in a formative experience designed to prepare him/her for the future care of patients in critical care. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Internal Medicine Clerkship, General Surgery Clerkship, or Neurology Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 732   Neurosurgery I   credit: 2 Hours.

Designed to provide an introduction into different subspecialties of neurosurgery. It forms the basis for a strong foundation of knowledge of neurological diseases and how they are managed both surgically and non-surgically. Students will be immersed in day-to-day service, functioning essentially as a supervised intern, while working closely with our cohesive group of mid-level providers and attendings in the inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings. The goal of this neurosurgery elective is designed to familiarize students with the essential elements of neurosurgical evaluation and care so that they are able to provide exceptional frontline management. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Available for honors grades. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine who are in Phase 2 or 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 733   Neurosurgery II   credit: 4 Hours.

Designed to provide an in-depth experience into different subspecialties of neurosurgery. It builds on the the foundation of knowledge of neurological diseases and how they are managed both surgically and non-surgically from CLE 732. Students will be immersed in day-to-day service, functioning essentially as a supervised intern, while working closely with our cohesive group of mid-level providers and attendings in the inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings. Students will be responsible for composing an oral presentation on a patient encountered during their elective and research assignment assigned by faculty of neurosurgery. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Available for honors grades. Prerequisite: CLE 732: Neurosurgery I. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine who are in Phase 2 or 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 742   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery   credit: 4 Hours.

Each four-week rotation will consist of familiarization with general plastic and reconstructive surgery. Emphasis will depend upon the current office and surgical case load. The student will assist in all facets of the practice and have an opportunity to view a wide range of cosmetic plastic surgery. The clinical and surgical experience will provide a solid foundation for innovative ideas in plastic and reconstructive surgery. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine curriculum.

CLE 744   Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery I   credit: 2 Hours.

Provides exposure to the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. Students will gain experience in the full scope of this surgical specialty including traditional outpatient ambulatory surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, orthognathic/reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, and maxillofacial oncology. The student will gain experience in head and neck surgical anatomy, imaging, and principles of management of these subspecialty areas. Additionally, students will gain exposure in the application of technology to these clinical problems such as the role virtual surgical planning. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Available for honors grading. Prerequisite: CLE 670: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 745   Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery II   credit: 4 Hours.

Provides exposure to the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. Students will gain experience in the full scope of this surgical specialty including traditional outpatient ambulatory surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, orthognathic/reconstructive surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, and maxillofacial oncology. The student will gain experience in head and neck surgical anatomy, imaging, and principles of management of these subspecialty areas. This advanced course will allow for increased involvement in the day to day management of patients in the clinic, emergency room, in-patient setting, and the operating room. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Available for honors grading. Prerequisite: CLE 670: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 746   Otolaryngology - ENT   credit: 2 Hours.

This elective is designed for the student seriously considering a career in otolaryngology or seeking a deeper knowledge of ENT. Emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of common head and neck disorders. Students will experience ENT patients in ambulatory, surgery, and in-patient settings. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Family Med and OR Orientation. Restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 748   Surgical Pathophysiology   credit: 4 Hours.

Underlying modern diagnosis and treatment of complex surgical disease is a fascinating and complex pathophysiology. In the context of current practitioner training, it has become challenging to address these fundamental concepts in detail that is sufficient to initiate long-term interest in the scientific underpinnings of surgical science. This rotation allows student a ‘deep dive’ into the underlying physiology and medical history of modern diagnosis and treatment. Students will meet surgical patients, whose disease will initiate investigations of the historical and basic science underpinnings of modern surgical care. Potential areas of investigation may include classic medical physiology such as the treatment of hyperkalemia in a surgical patient with particular attention to the associated cellular processes and electrophysiology, the mechanisms of non-cytotoxic systemic cancer therapy such as immunotherapy and gene or protein directed therapy or the physiology of systemic inflammatory response and the (largely failed) attempts to intervene in that pathologic process on the cellular level. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 750   Developmental Pediatrics   credit: 2 Hours.

This clinical rotation is designed to provide a student with a comprehensive preview of the commonplace developmental and behavioral problems experienced by up to 15% of children in our community. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine curriculum.

CLE 764   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   credit: 2 Hours.

Provide students with an introduction to in-patient physical medicine and rehabilitation. Students will consult with patients in the hospital for possible admission, admit the patient, perform a history and physical, and round daily with attending physicians. Student will learn about different types of care provided through the physical medicine and rehabilitation service including: Rehabilitation, electrodiagnosis, general outpatient and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and non-healing wound care rehab. Students will have an opportunity to work with a physician, to determine the goals and objectives of patient rehabilitation. Students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with other rehabilitation team members including physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation social work, case management, nutrition, and psychology. Outpatients are seen for musculoskeletal problems. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Family Medicine. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 771   Addiction Medicine   credit: 2 Hours.

This unique elective offers students direct access to the rapidly developing field of addiction medicine. Students will take part in direct patient care at an outpatient addiction specialty clinic with a multidisciplinary team of providers. They will also have the opportunity to attend a drug court in Champaign County and participate in a needle exchange program through the Champaign County Public Health Department. On satisfactory completion, students will have gained a better understanding of the evidence-based treatment options of individuals living with substance use disorders. They will also have firsthand experience combating one of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine - the opioid epidemic. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 774   Simulated Clinical Ultrasound   credit: 2 Hours.

The Simulated Ultrasound elective enables students to develop skills related to clinical ultrasound. Utilizing a SonoSim and the associated online modules, students will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of this imaging tool, and prepare for clinical environments that could benefit from point-of-care ultrasound. Students will learn ultrasound principles and acquisition skills through an online self-paced module. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 775   Point of Care Ultrasound   credit: 4 Hours.

The Clinical Ultrasound elective enables students to explore specialties where point-of-care ultrasound can be utilized. Students will learn ultrasound principles and acquisition skills through an online self-paced module. Students will further learn through observing sonographers, providing students with opportunity to refine their skills through observation and questions. Students will work with attending providers (up to four) in different inpatient specialties to assess and care for patients, identifying cases where ultrasound imaging may be useful. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois curriculum.

CLE 776   Diagnostic Radiology and Non-Cardiac Nuclear Medicine   credit: 2 Hours.

Students will observe both acquisition and interpretation of diagnostic exams.These will include, but are not limited to, plain film, fluoroscopy, computerized axial tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, the student will observe both ultrasonography and nuclear medicine procedures including ultrasound of thyroid and abdominal structures. Nuclear Medicine interpretations will include bone scans, thyroid scans, PET/CT. Students will review films correlated to their clinical experiences and future residency plans, read assigned material dealing with basic diagnostic and fundamental radiology, and attend conferences related to the imaging service. Students will observe invasive diagnostic procedures occurring in the Imaging Department. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Student must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 777   Vascular and Interventional Radiology   credit: 2 Hours.

Students will observe and work with the Vascular and Interventional radiology team at Carle foundation Hospital. Students will observe and participate in clinical management of patient with a disease and pathophysiology involving the entire human body and all organ systems. Student will learn basic imaging principles and how they are applied to the management and treatment of disease with special attention to minimally invasive, imaging guided techniques. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 778   Imaging in Critical Care   credit: 2 Hours.

This elective focuses on remote learning of imaging in the ICU. The primary focus will be interpretation of chest x-ray and chest CT. This starting point will allow students to pursue individual learning goals regarding critical care such as infectious disease, pulmonology, cardiology, and physics. Students will be given a chance to “follow” the patients through their time in the ICU by viewing their images and all other records. This will allow students to become facile with the electronic medical record system. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Family Medicine Clerkship. Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine curriculum.

CLE 779   Bariatric Surgery   credit: 4 Hours.

The goal of this rotation is to recognize the importance of obesity as a disease and the strong impact it has in patients’health, also to describe the management of obesity and understand the pathophysiology of obesity. It will mainly focus on the pre-op assessment of bariatric patients by a multidisciplinary team, surgical procedures to treat obesity as well as the postoperative care of bariatric patients. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 780   Hand Surgery   credit: 2 Hours.

The student participating in this elective will gain initial exposure to Orthopedic Hand Surgery both in the clinic setting and in the operating room. The student will work 1:1 with the faculty in the operating room and clinic in the care of Hand Surgery patients. This elective can be tailored to the individual student’s needs, interest, and educational level. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Student must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 781   Vascular Surgery   credit: 4 Hours.

This rotation seeks to expose the medical student to the specifics of evaluation and diagnosis of surgical vascular disease, and surgical interventions for vascular disease. Students will be involved and evaluate patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Emphasis will be placed on history, physical and diagnostic results, a rich discussion of noninvasive vascular studies including venous duplex, arterial doppler, and arterial duplex, as well as advanced imaging results. The student will participate in the operating room and scrub into cases to assist with the surgical team. This rotation is designed to expose and educate medical students about the breath of vascular surgery interventions and develop an understanding of a global assessment of a patient with vascular disease. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: General Surgery Clerkship. Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 782   Rural Surgery   credit: 4 Hours.

The rotation in Rural surgery is designed to provide the student with exposure to the practice of general surgery in a rural setting at a smaller community hospital. The practice includes the evaluation and management of common general surgical conditions as well as significant exposure to flexible endoscopy – both EGD and colonoscopy. The students will be responsible for seeing new consults, writing a history and physical note, and presenting them to the preceptor. They will round on our patients daily. They will assist in all procedures. Additionally, the student will be exposed to the unique environment of a small community hospital, including the decision-making process regarding types of procedures which can be effectively completed versus those which require transfer. During this rotation, student will work one-on-one with the faculty preceptor and be provided with graded responsibility. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 in the Carle Illinois curriculum.

CLE 783   Colon and Rectal Surgery   credit: 4 Hours.

This is an advanced surgical elective focused on surgical disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Students will become part of our team as we care for inpatients and outpatients with colon, rectal, and anal disorders. The student will have the opportunity to evaluate patients in the hospital, office, endoscopy suite, operating theater, and participate in several multidisciplinary conferences. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to students in Phase 2 or Phase 3 in the Carle Illinois curriculum.

CLE 784   Pediatric Surgery   credit: 2 Hours.

Pediatric surgeons care for children (birth to age 18) with surgical concerns. These can be either congenital problems (birth defects such as anorectal malformations, Hirschprungs disease, intestinal atresias, etc) or acquired conditions that present during childhood (pyloric stenosis, hernias, appendicitis). Care is provided in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and involves both planned and emergent procedures. The student will participate in the operating room, scrubbing into cases to assist with the surgical team. Students will be active participants in both inpatient and outpatient care and will also have 1 on 1 lectures to learn about surgical care and common pediatric surgical conditions. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Surgery Clerkship. Restricted to Carle Illinois College of Medicine students. Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum.

CLE 786   Introduction to Urology   credit: 2 Hours.

Participation in the outpatient and inpatient management of urological problems. These include urological neoplasms (prostate, bladder, renal, and testicular), urinary calculi, and management of urinary incontinence. The student will actively examine patients in the office and assist with surgery. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Students must be in Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the curriculum. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the MD program at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

CLE 793   Quality Improvement & Patient Safety   credit: 2 Hours.

In this elective, students will gain experience with the various aspects of health care quality and patient safety. This could include participation in continuous quality improvement plans (CQI), literature reviews to inform hospital practice, policy and protocol development, and collaborating with health care administrators to respond to community health issues. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Restricted to students enrolled in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.