Rheumatology

Duration: 4 weeks

Period offered: All

Distribution of student's time:
85% outpatient care
15% conferences/lectures

Enrollment/Period: 1 maximum, upon availability, July - May

Average number of patients seen each week: 10-12

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Medicine

Clerkship Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills pertaining to interviewing, physical examination and other patient interactions, interpretation of data, clinical judgment, procedures and therapies.
  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs.
  • Increase student use/review of the medical literature.

Evaluation:

  • Quality of care given
  • Participation and performance in conference

Methods used in student evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty

Description:
Students gain broad experience in evaluation of the musculoskeletal symptoms ranging from patients with Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and Scleroderma. Students are thoroughly exposed to history-taking and physical evaluation of joint disease and are closely involved in the management of these rheumatic disorders.

Learn more about this program

Schedule Appointment Online

Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

Already a Henry Ford patient?
For the best experience, existing Henry Ford patients can request and self-schedule appointments through Henry Ford MyChart.

Henry Ford Health is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email [email protected].

Schedule Appointment for