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Scheduling Your Fourth Year (PPT)

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Scheduling Your Fourth Year (PPT)

  1. 1. Billy Terrell MS-4 3/02/09
  2. 2. What to Schedule <ul><li>Depends on intended Specialty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No “cookie cutter” approach, even within specialty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the course syllabus in the Senior Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://musom.marshall.edu/students/senior-handbook/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow for time to “make up” procedure/patient encounter logger in Spring. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Required! <ul><li>EMS 744 - Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>MED 744 - Internal Medicine – 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 744 - Surgery – 3 weeks Specialty+ 1 week anesthesiology </li></ul><ul><li>ACA2CK - Step 2 CK </li></ul><ul><li>ACA2CS - Step 2 CS </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 720 - ACLS – 1 week credit for 2 days work! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be taken early at KDMC or St. Mary’s if on away rotation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. When to take Step 2 CK Factors to Consider <ul><li>Candidacy for Residency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does your application need a boost? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you perform worse than on Step 1, this is an interview flag. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you perform on mini-boards? Do you need extra study time? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coordinating with other activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audition Rotations, Application Deadlines, Graduation requirements, and Interviews. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How to Prepare for Step 2 CK <ul><li>More Variable: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>**Kaplan/USMLE World QBANK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both are GREAT! I recommend World- SAME format as actual test. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2 Review Course – Pretty Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid Step 2 – ok, not the best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step Up to Medicine – Great, but long. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secrets – Very popular – detailed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crush Step 2 – Very Popular – very general </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Focus of test: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Medicine – As pathology was to Step 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OB/GYN & Pediatrics – We typically perform well here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgery (subspecialties) – Use Qbank for review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Neurology/Biostats – Fill in your knowledge gaps. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Psychiatry – First Aid for Psychiatry </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. When to Take Step 2 CS <ul><li>Note MUSOM “sit by” date! (December 31 st ) </li></ul><ul><li>Register early (5 months ahead) to get desired test date </li></ul><ul><li>Administered by USMLE, not Prometrix (Different test center) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Center Locations http://www.usmle.org/examinations/step2/cs/CSECAddresses.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take early into 4 th year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolutely NO advantage waiting, your skills get rusty. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Prepare: Use First Aid for Step 2 CS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read all mini- cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FCH 800 – Outpatient Family Medicine / FCH 888 – Rural Family Med. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Watch introductory video on NBME website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.usmle.org/Examinations/step2/step2cs.html </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. When you need extra time… <ul><li>Vacation Time – 8 weeks (Winter) + 3 weeks (Spring) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave schedule blank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IDM 801 – Academic Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>IDM 899 – Medical Education </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 885 – Medical Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>IDM 875 – Step 2 Review Course </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 890 – Wilderness Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 813 – Surgical Anatomy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research Electives <ul><li>ACB 820 – Cell Research - Richardson </li></ul><ul><li>BIC 820 – Biochemistry Research – Niles </li></ul><ul><li>CVS 802 – Cardiovascular Research – Wehner </li></ul><ul><li>MED 812 – Research in Hematology </li></ul><ul><li>MCB 813 – Research in Microbiology – Primerano </li></ul><ul><li>PSI 820 – Research in Psychiatry – Januskiewicz </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 814 – Surgical Research – Denning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Residency Preparation <ul><li>EMS 745 – Residency Survival Skills </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 721 – Essentials of EKG </li></ul><ul><li>MED 821 – Clinical Pulmonary Care (“ICU Month”) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emergency Medicine <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>Required Emergency Medicine – 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 710 - Elective Emergency Medicine - Mitch Charles </li></ul><ul><li>Away Emergency Medicine – August to November </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 890 - Wilderness Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 CK – August - September </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 CS – Variable </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 721 - Essentials of EKG </li></ul><ul><li>RAD 810 - Radiology </li></ul>
  11. 11. Family Practice <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>Highly variable – reflects breadth of specialty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable with timing and electives chosen. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Away Rotation – none. (FCH 880 – International Health) </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 800 - Outpatient Family Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>MED 803 - Clinical Dermatology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 803 - Primary care Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 827 – Sub-internship in Family Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 806 – Clerkship in Local Health Department </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internal Medicine <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Variable – reflects breadth of field. </li></ul><ul><li>Away rotation – August, September </li></ul><ul><li>MED 827 – Sub-Internship in Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>MED 809 – Primary Care Internal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>MED 817 – Nephrology </li></ul><ul><li>MED 821 – Clinical Pulmonary Disease (“ICU Month”) </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 721 – Essentials of EKG </li></ul><ul><li>MED 807 – Clinical Gastroenterology (PED 812 – PED Gastro) </li></ul><ul><li>MED 813 – Clinical Infectious Disease – Rushton </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 804 - Ophthalmology </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pediatrics <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>Too Variable of timing </li></ul><ul><li>Away Rotation – September to October </li></ul><ul><li>PED 805 – Clinical Neonatology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 807 – Pediatric Critical Care </li></ul><ul><li>PED 811 – Sub-internship in Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>PED 812 – Pediatric Gastroenterology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 813 – Pediatric Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 898 – Pediatric Allergy / Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 803 – Pediatric Primary Care </li></ul>
  14. 14. General Surgery <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 744 – Required Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 801 – General Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 810 – Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 868 - Away Rotation – September to October </li></ul>
  15. 15. OB/GYN <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>No example. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Psychiatry <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>PSI 802 – Community Psychiatry (taken twice) </li></ul><ul><li>PSI 801 – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry </li></ul><ul><li>PSI 804 – Psychiatric Consultation (taken twice) </li></ul><ul><li>NEU 829 – Clinical Neurology </li></ul><ul><li>PED 825 – Child Development & Behavior </li></ul>
  17. 17. Anesthesiology <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 744 - Required Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 806 – Anesthesiology @ St. Mary’s </li></ul><ul><li>MED 821 – Clinical Pulmonary Disease (“ICU Month”) </li></ul><ul><li>Away Rotation – SUR 868 – September to October </li></ul><ul><li>MED 827 – Sub-Internship in Medicine </li></ul>
  18. 18. Orthopedics <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 868 – Away Rotation – September & October – Ortho </li></ul><ul><li>EMS 868 – Away Rotation - ER </li></ul><ul><li>RAD 810 – Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>ACB813 – Surgical Anatomy </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ophthalmology <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 804 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Francis </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 868 – Away Rotations – August – October </li></ul><ul><li>RAD 810 –Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 809 – Plastic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>MED 803 – Clinical Dermatology </li></ul>
  20. 20. Dermatology <ul><li>ACLS </li></ul><ul><li>MED 868 – Away Rotations – July & August </li></ul><ul><li>MED 803 – Clinical Dermatology </li></ul><ul><li>FCH 800 – Outpatient Family Medicine </li></ul>
  21. 21. Radiology <ul><li>RAD 810 – Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 813 – Surgical Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>SUR 815 – Pediatric Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Away Rotations – None </li></ul><ul><li>MED 821 – Clinical Pulmonary Disease </li></ul><ul><li>CVS 801 – Clinical Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>NEU 829 - Clinical Neurology </li></ul>

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