This rotation is not accepting international students.
Course Description: Participants will observe and participate in various complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Participants will be asked to read various articles and complete several written assignments during the course of the elective.
Prerequisites: Must be a 4th year medical student. UC Irvine students must have successfully completed the third year curriculum. Extramural students must be in their final year of undergraduate medical education.
Restrictions: Students must obtain approval from elective director prior to enrollment. This course does not accept international students
Periods Available: Various
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Number of Students: One per cycle
Course Objectives: At the end of this rotation the student will be:
Attitudes and Commitments:
Educational Activities: TBA
What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation: Student interested in taking this elective should familiarize themselves with the basic definitions of different CAM modalities which can be found at the NCCAM website: http://nccam.nih.gov. They should also familiarize themselves with the required readings which will be sent at the start of the elective.
Clinical Responsibilities of the Student: During the elective students are asked to be astute clinical observers. Clinical responsibilities (hands-on) are often limited due to the type of practice and skills needed.Patient Care Responsibilities: During the elective students are asked to be astute clinical observers. Clinical responsibilities (hands-on) are often limited due to the type of practice and skills needed. Due to the specific knowledge and skills required for this health care system, students are asked only to take a history and discuss findings with a preceptors. They will actively participate with the preceptors in developing a healthcare management plan.
Call Schedule of the Student: There is no call schedule for this rotation
Procedures to be Learned by the Student: There are no specific procedures taught during the rotation. Students will have a chance to observe and/or experience multiple modalities of healing including: mind-body medicine, Chinese medicine, energy medicine, ayruveda, and manual medicine.
Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: 80-90% of time is spent in ambulatory settings. The other time is spent reading, researching and visiting local resources.
Conference/Lecture/Small Group Sessions: A booklet is given to each student at the start of the elective. The booklet contains basic and landmark articles in CAM and provides students with a foundation in the field.
Course Hours Summary: (will vary depending on your specific interests, these are estimates).
|28||Clinical observation: 70%|
|4||Self Care exercise 10%|
|4||Herbal Medicine exercise/reading 10%|
|4||Modality Experience 10%|
Content Theme Integration:
Required Reading: You will receive an email from site Coordinator at the start of the elective with required and optional readings, self care exercise, western herbal medicine exercise, and modality experience exercise.
Official Grading Policy: The student will receive a grade of Honors, Pass or Fail. UC Irvine student’s final grade will be submitted on UC Irvine’s standard evaluation form. Extramural students are required to provided their school evaluation to be submitted for their final grade. Residents final evaluation will be submitted on the standard evaluation form. Students will meet with course director to assess course activities and discuss student performance. The student will be evaluated by preceptors in the areas of knowledge, skills, and attitude. If the student fails the elective a grade of "F" will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript. The student can repeat the course for a second grade, however, the "F" will not be removed from the transcript.
Department: Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
Site: UC Irvine Medical Center
Elective Director: Wadie Najm, MD, MSEd, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, 101 The City Drive, Building 200, suite 512 Route 81, Orange, CA 92868 (714) 456-5171, email@example.com.
Shin Lin, PhD. Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology School of Biological Sciences. firstname.lastname@example.org
John Longhurst, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, Med Sci I, Room C240, Irvine, CA 92697 (949) 824-5602, email@example.com
Scheduling Coordinator: UC Irvine students please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 456-5176 to make a scheduling appointment. Please read the following information carefully. Any student enrolled at a U.S. LCME medical school will use VSAS to apply. To apply please refer to this website http://www.aamc.org/programs/vsas/.
Site Coordinator: Diana Lugo, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Building 200, Room 835, Orange, CA 92868, (714) 456-8265, email@example.com
Course Website: Welcome Letter
Location/Time/Who to Report to on First Day: This will be determined following development of your schedule with Dr Najm