Internships

Harvard Medical School

Position: Exchange Clerk

Program: The Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program.

Department: Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Course Duration: 1 month (2010)

Credits: 4.00 (Clinical Elective)

Course Description: This course is designed to stimulate an interest in vascular and endovascular surgery. The student will participate in the initial evaluation, operation and post-operative care of patients with a wide range of vascular diseases. Operative participation is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to scrub in on complex aortic reconstructions, endovascular stent grafts, cerebral and peripheral vascular procedures and will be expected to participate in their patient's post-operative care. Responsibilities will be those of a surgery sub-intern.

Learning Goals: Gain insight into the complexities of vascular disease. Become familiar with the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative management of vascular patients. To know the basic studies performed in a vascular lab and understand how they are used in the care of vascular patients. To understand the basic surgical principles of arterial revascularization.

Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine: We have several didactic and interactive conferences each week during which we discuss patient management and vascular surgery topics with residents and attendings supporting their plans with current literature.



University of Kansas School of Medicine 


Department: Clinical Cardiology

Location: Kansas City, KS 

Course Duration: 1 month (2011)

Course Description: The clerkship in cardiology offers an experience in the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of cardiovascular problems. The students, as sub-interns, will function in the coronary care unit as an integral part in the care of the seriously ill patient with a wide range of problems. The students will make coronary care rounds with one of the members of the cardiology staff, during which time clinical skills in bedside diagnosis, auscultation and palpitation will be emphasized and developed. They will have an opportunity to develop expertise in interpretation of electrocardiograms on a daily basis. The treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure will be stressed. They will also have an opportunity to evaluate in-hospital consultations as well as outpatient consultations and to see postoperative follow-up patients. They will have an opportunity to follow patients through cardiac catheterization procedures and to participate in the computations and assessment of the catheterization date. Indications for cardiovascular operations will be emphasized in weekly conferences.

King Edward Memorial Hospital 

Position: Intern 

Course Duration: March 2011 & Jan-March 2013 

Course Description: Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship

Departments: Orthopedics & PMR, Obstetrics & Gynecology & FP, Pediatrics


Course Objectives: (1) Diagnose and manage clinically common disease conditions encountered in Clinical practice and all cases that were referred from other/primary centres. (2) Use discretely essential drugs, infusions blood or its substitutes and laboratory services. (3) Manage all type of emergencies  – Medical, Surgical Obstetric, Neonatal and Pediatric. (4) Monitoring the National Health Programs and Schemes, oriented to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to the community. (5) Develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a leader of the health team organized to deliver the health and family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political and cultural environment. (6) Render services to chronically sick and disabled (both physical and mental) and to communicate effectively with patient and the community. (7) Acquire adequate communication skills for proper interactions with patients, attendants, seniors, peer group and other paramedical workers (8) Acquire ability, to judiciously select appropriate investigation as per clinical situation, properly collect samples for analysis and, to interpret common clinical and laboratory data. (9) To fill appropriate hospital forms and certificates. (10) To carry out day to day ward procedures and treatment.


About KEM Hospital: Founded in 1926, the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital are amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. The medical school provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and super-speciality medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical and occupational therapy; Masters and PhD courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by these institutions.

With about 390 staff physicians and 550 resident doctors, the 1800 bedded hospital treats about 1.8 million out-patients and 85,000 in-patients annually and provides both basic care and advanced treatment facilities in all fields of medicine and surgery.

Funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, these institutions render yeomen service – virtually free of cost – mostly to the underprivileged sections of the society.

Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Edward_Memorial_Hospital...


Website: www.kem.edu

  

Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre 

Position: Extern 

Course Duration: July 2011 – March 2012

Course Description: Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship

Website: http://medical.dpu.edu.in/

Departments: Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Casualty, Preventive & Social Medicine

Course Objectives: (1) Diagnose and manage clinically common disease conditions encountered in Clinical practice and all cases that were referred from other/primary centres. (2) Use discretely essential drugs, infusions blood or its substitutes and laboratory services. (3) Manage all type of emergencies  – Medical, Surgical Obstetric, Neonatal and Pediatric. (4) Monitoring the National Health Programs and Schemes, oriented to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to the community. (5) Develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a leader of the health team organized to deliver the health and family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political and cultural environment. (6) Render services to chronically sick and disabled (both physical and mental) and to communicate effectively with patient and the community. (7) Acquire adequate communication skills for proper interactions with patients, attendants, seniors, peer group and other paramedical workers (8) Acquire ability, to judiciously select appropriate investigation as per clinical situation, properly collect samples for analysis and, to interpret common clinical and laboratory data. (9) To fill appropriate hospital forms and certificates. (10) To carry out day to day ward procedures and treatment.

Primary Health Center, Shel Pimpalgaon

Shel Pimpalgaon is a small village in rural Maharashtra approximately 150 kms away from Mumbai.

Position: Extern, Preventive & Social Medicine

Course Duration: December 2011

Course Description: Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship

Course Goals: (1) Initiate or participate in family composite health care (birth to death), Inventory of events. (2) Participation in all of the modules on field practice for community health e.g. safe motherhood, nutrition surveillance and rehabilitation, diarrhea disorders etc. (3) Acquire competence in diagnosis and management of common ailments e.g. malaria, tuberculosis, enteric fever, congestive heart failure, hepatitis, meningitis acute renal failure etc. (4) Acquire proficiency for Family Welfare Programmes (antenatal care, normal delivery, contraception care etc.)

  
Rural Health Center, Alandi


Alandi is a small village on the banks of the river Indrayani and is located 20kms north of Pune city.


Position: Extern, Preventive & Social Medicine

Course Duration: November 2011

Course Description: Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship

Course Goals: Besides clinical skill, in evaluation of patient in the environment and initiation of primary care, an Intern shall: (1) effective participate with other members of the health team with qualities of leadership; (2) make a community diagnosis in specific situations such as epidemics and institute relevant control measures for communicable diseases; (3) develop capability for analysis of hospital based morbidity and mortality statistics; (4) Use essential drugs in the community with the awareness of availability, cost and side effects; (5) Provide health education to an individual/community on (a) tuberculosis; (b) small family, spacing, use of appropriate contraceptives; (c) applied nutrition and care of mothers and children; (d) immunization; (e) participation in school health programme.

Chetna Hospital, Chinchwad

Chinchwad is an upcoming industrial town and is located 15 kms from Pune city.

Position: Administrative & medical intern

Duration: May 2012 to August 2012

Experience: (1) Assist in the community health advocacy (2) Observing expert clinical care and attending grand rounds (3) Organize and be a part of medical camps in villages (4) Reviewing and completing financial analyses and statements (5) Health education, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of patients coming to the Antenatal Clinic, Postnatal Clinic, Family Planning Services, Underfive Clinic services, Immunisation clinic, Gynaecology clinic (6) Procedures like local wound care, venipunture, placement of urinary catheters, intravenous catheters, nasogastric tubes and assisting major/emergency operations.