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Elective Opportunities


Inpatient Electives Outpatient Electives Outpatient Electives
Acute Leukemia Service Advanced Pulmonary Infectious Disease
Airway Management Advanced GI Independent Research
Bone Marrow Transplant Allergy Medical Education
Cardiology consults - UH & East Cardiology Nephrology
Diabetes consults Complementary Medicine Preventive Cardiology
Electrophysiology Dermatology Primary Care/Surgical Subspecialty
Endocrinology consults Endocrinology Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine
Gastroenterology consults Gastroenterology Quality Improvement
General Medicine consults General Medicine Rheumatology
Hematology/Oncology consults Geriatrics Sports Medicine
Hospital Medicine Hematology Women's Health
ID consults - UH & East Medical Oncology Wound Clinic
Nephrology consults    
Neurology consults    
Pain/Palliative consults    
Pulmonary consults - UH & East    

2016-2017 Elective Opportunities

Elective rotations provide the opportunity for our residents to tailor their education to their individual career paths. Numerous opportunities are available for residents to increase their exposure to content areas of interest to them, both within and outside the Department of Internal Medicine.

Some electives occur exclusively in either the inpatient or outpatient environment; while others have clinical opportunities that are in both environments.

Non Clinical Electives

OSUWMC offers a number of electives which help residents develop non-clinical skills that are career enhancing or may help them decide on a particular type of career. These electives are constructed for the individuals and thus require advance planning.

Medical Education: Designed for residents interested in exploring the option of a career as a clinician educator, the medical education elective exposes residents to the variety of educational activities common to medical educators in academic centers. Mentored by Drs. Maria Lucarelli, David Wininger or Cynthia Ledford, residents choosing a medical education elective can learn curriculum development, participate in peer review of teaching for faculty and residents; develop skills in web based education and can initiate an educational scholarship project. Residents can also participate in small group teaching of students in physical diagnosis, clinical problem solving, procedural skills, and diagnostic test interpretation.

Independent Research: A variety of opportunities exist for interns and residents interested in engaging in basic science or clinical research. Our faculty are outstanding mentors who have experience in identifying the types of projects in which residents will be successful. Residents in the past three years have presented abstracts not only at the local and national ACP meetings but also at national specialty meetings (examples include American Heart Association, American Society of Nephrology) and international meetings. Check out some of our residents' research accomplishments.

Quality Improvement: This is another opportunity to demonstrate commitment to primary care, hospital medicine or a subspecialty area and to immerse yourself in a practical experience that will serve you well in a future academic career or clinical practice. A tangible goal is to meet the requirement for a scholarly presentation in a national, regional or institutional forum.