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Office of the University Registrar


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Office of the University Registrar
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1041
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Fourth-Year Clerkship Coordinator

Mrs. Xochilth J. Torres
Registration Specialist/Registrar Assistant
Phone: (301) 295-3448
E-mail: xochilth.torres@usuhs.edu

Course Descriptions by Department- Anatomy

ATR4110, Head Neck Anatomy and /or Functional Neuroanatomy Clerkship
ATR4130, Surgical Anatomy Clerkship (Independent Study)
ATR4140, Surgical Anatomy

Course #: ATR4110, Head Neck Anatomy and /or Functional Neuroanatomy Clerkship
Course Type: C
Department: ATR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Provide opportunity for student to carry out integrated review of head & neck anatomy with functional neuroanatomy. Practical application of anatomical knowledge in relation to clinical medicine is stressed. Students enrolled in clerkship can assist in teaching in the Clinical Head and Neck Anatomy and Functional Neurocience course and participate in faculty reviews. Independent cadaver dissection of head & neck region, study of gross brain, slices & CNS myelin-stained slides. Utilize USU computer modules on head neck and CNS anatomy.

Comments: Interactive software on head and neck modules, functional neuroscience and lesion localization & radiology support this process.

Sites: USUB

Course #: ATR4130, Surgical Anatomy Clerkship (Independent Study)
Course Type: C
Department: ATR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

This elective is offered on a selective basis to seniors who intend to pursue a surgical specialty as a career. It offers the opportunity to dissect a preserved cadaver with emphasis on surgical approaches - under Dr. Seyfer's supervision.

Course #: ATR4140, Surgical Anatomy
Course Type: C
Department: ATR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

USU and On-Site Coordinator: Alan E. Seyfer, M.D.

Description: Students will assist Dr. Alan Seyfer in teaching anatomy in the dissecting laboratory, participating as a junior faculty member.

Comments: This course is offered and must be registered with Dr. Seyfer 295-0441.

Sites: USUB

Course #: ANR4230, Research in Anesthesiology
Course Type: C
Department: ANR
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Students will become involved in an on-going research project in the Anesthesia Department. Students will be able to choose their project and learn basic lab techniques. Projects related to clinical aspects of anesthesia, as well as the mechanism of action of anesthetic drugs are available. Students will have opportunity to work with military anesthesiologist engaged in research projects at USUHS.

Comments: Research will allow student to correlate the principles of basic science to clinical practice.

Sites: USUHS

Course #: ANR4240, Anesthesiology S.I.
Course Type: S
Department: ANR
Duration: 4
Hours: 8
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: This is an 4-week S.I. where the student will function at the level of an intern participating in the perioperative care of patients. For 4 weeks, the student will be assigned cases in the operating room. Students will be responsible for planning and performing pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care. Students will develop an understanding of the physiologic effects of anesthesia on the patients. An additional 4 weeks will be spent in the SICU where the student will perform post-operative critical care management in a surgical or medical/surgical ICU. Following the rotation the student will perform and understand: H & P's data collection, therapeutic decision making, airway and ventilator management, fluid and electrolyte therapy, acid/base balance, and invasive physiologic monitoring.

Comments: Students are expected to have increased responsibility and function at near intern level during later aspects of S.I. Grand Rounds presentation required at the end of rotation.

Sites: BAMC, NNMC, NMCP, MNCSD, WHMC, WRAMC