Clinical Education (CLI)

CLI 80200     STANDARDIZED PATIENTS ROTATION      1 Credit Hour

Offers second year students the opportunity to interview standardized patients and receive feedback on their patient interviewing and history recording ski8lls which prepares them to function competently in a doctor/patient encounter. Some students find that interviewing patients comes naturally, while for others it is more a learned skill. The standardized patients are actors who have been coached to simulate actual patients so accurately that the simulation could possibly fool even a skilled clinician.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80310     PODIATRIC SURGERY ROTATION      4 Credit Hours

Stresses complete pre-operative and post-operative management of the surgical patient. Many foot deformities can be corrected with surgery. Work up for the purposes of establishing proper diagnosis, selection of appropriate surgical procedure and designing a proper follow-up plan are necessary components of successful surgical outcome. Proper post-operative patient care as well as early recognition of potential surgical complications are stressed. These are essential to a successful surgical practice. While the scope of surgery varies greatly with differences in postgraduate training, there exists a basic core of knowledge and various techniques that are consistent with successful surgical outcome. In order to be a successful surgeon, it is imperative that the student master those basic skills that will be utilized through his or her career. This rotation is the foundation upon which surgical careers are built.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80315     SURGICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP      4 Credit Hours

Provides students with the knowledge and hands-on training pertaining to the physical skills that are necessary to perform surgery of the foot and ankle. An effort is made to correlate didactic information learned in the classroom with the rationale behind why many surgical procedures are performed. Adequate demonstration of surgical skills are provided along with practice time and constructive performance feedback.

Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80320     RADIOLOGY ROTATION      4 Credit Hours

Clinical rotations function by adapting and applying classroom information to real life, “hands-on” situations. A majority of foot complaints necessitate the taking and the reading of radiographs. As specialists of the foot and ankle, podiatrists are in a unique situation in being able to take and interpret radiographs in their own offices. Radiographic analysis is therefore and integral component of podiatric medical education. The Radiology/Medical Imaging rotation focuses on those skills commonly performed by the podiatrist. This includes positioning and developing radiographs along with recognizing the most common pedal pathologies.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80351     PODIATRIC MEDICINE/BIOMECHANICS (EUCLID)      4 Credit Hours

Gives students the opportunity to perform primary foot and ankle care under the supervision of the clinical faculty. Students learn basic podiatric palliative care techniques on patients, as well as how to record the findings in the medical record. Students are evaluated on their ability to present the case history, treat the patient and properly record their findings. Students receive clinical conferences on a variety of podiatric medical topics with practical exams in many areas. Two months are spent at the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Institute. One month is spent at the Cleveland VA Hospital. This rotation also provides the student with the opportunity for observation and practice of examination skills required in performing a musculoskeletal and biomechanical evaluation. This involves the development of skill in obtaining a biomechanical/musculoskeletal history, arthrometric evaluation, visual gait analysis and musculoskeletal examination to include muscle strength testing, flexibility and range of motion. The student is also taught, and provided opportunities for practice, various methods of obtaining and evaluating proper biomechanical cast impressions of the feet for the purpose of fabricating orthotic devices, Emphasis in this rotation is on the practice and refinement of clinical evaluation and manual skills.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80352     PODIATRIC MEDICINE/BIOMECHANICS (INDEPENDENCE)      4 Credit Hours

Gives students the opportunity to perform primary foot and ankle care under the supervision of the clinical faculty. Students learn basic podiatric palliative care techniques on patients, as well as how to record their findings in the medical record. Students are evaluated on their ability to present the case history, treat the patient and properly record their findings. Students receive clinical conferences on a variety of podiatric medical topics, with practical exams in many areas. Two months are spent at the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Institute. One month is spent at the Cleveland VA Hospital. Also provides the student with the opportunity for observation and practice of examination skills required in performing a musculoskeletal and biomechanical evaluation. This involves the development of skill in obtaining a biomechanical/musculoskeletal history, arthrometic evaluation, visual gait analysis and musculoskeletal examination to include muscle strength testing, flexibility and range of motion. The student is also taught, and provided opportunities for practice, various methods of obtaining and evaluating proper biomechanical cast impressions of the feet for the purpose of fabricating orthotic devices. Emphasis is on the practice and refinement of clinical evaluation and manual skills.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80365     PRIMARY CARE/VETERANS ADMINISTRATION      4 Credit Hours

This is a one-month rotation at a veteran’s health care facility, which emphasizes the skills necessary to function effectively in government health care facilities.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80370     HISTORY AND PHYSICAL ROTATION      4 Credit Hours

The history and physical rotation is a one month experience in one of the several area hospitals, which is designed to provide experience in history and physical examinations. Each rotation site will provide the same core experiences, (based on the goals and objectives), in patient assessment techniques (i.e., history and physical examination), the understanding of disease processes and management strategies. In addition to the core experiences, each rotation site may add additional exposures and training.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80380     SIMULATED PATIENTS I      4 Credit Hours

Clinical course offered as part of the core clinical rotations in the third year. Covers general medicine rotation, simulated patients interactions and clinical skills exam exposure.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80381     SIMULATED PATIENTS II      4 Credit Hours

Clinical course offered as part of the core clinical rotations in the third year. Covers general medicine rotation, simulated patients interactions and clinical skills exam exposure.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80441     SENIOR CLINICAL ROTATION I      4 Credit Hours

The senior podiatric rotation is a one-month rotation at the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Institute, which emphasizes competencies needed to enter hospital residency training. Experiences are gained in primary clinical sites and external sites affiliated with the college.

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program in order to register for this course.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 48 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

CLI 80442     SENIOR CLINICAL ROTATION II      4 Credit Hours

The senior podiatric rotation is a one-month rotation at the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Institute, whcih emphasized competencies needed to enter hospital residency traning. Experiences are gained in primary clinical sites and external sites affiliated with the college.

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program in order to register for this course.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 48 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

CLI 80445     SENIOR ROTATION VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL      4 Credit Hours

Designed to provide clinical experiences in primary care management, treatment, and problem solving for that special population in the VA medical center, Brecksville nursing home environment and extended care facilities. This rotation also gives the students the opportunity to gain experience by providing care to the medically disenfranchised veterans. Additionally, intensive educational opportunities are offered to evaluate and treat various degrees of chronic and acute wounds, as well as offer some surgical experience. Finally all students are offered an opportunity to participate in a specialized surgical clinic, designed to be interactive and skills oriented, followed by surgical case presentations and group discussions.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80455     COMMUNITY MEDICINE/MEDICAL IMAGING ROTATION      4 Credit Hours

In addition to the rotations on campus, the college operates several community medicine clinics in various sites throughout the city of Cleveland to full the college’s commitment to serve the community. Students are assigned to these clinics and treat patients under the supervision of members of the clinical faculty. Students are afforded the opportunity to provide care and develop an understanding and appreciation of community based health problems. Also included is training in various imagining modalities including plain film radiography, MRI and CT scanning.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 16 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CLI 80460     CLERKSHIP ROTATION I      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80465     CLERKSHIP ROTATION II      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80470     CLERKSHIP ROTATION III      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80475     CLERKSHIP ROTATION IV      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80480     CLERKSHIP ROTATION V      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80485     CLERKSHIP ROTATION VI      4 Credit Hours

Designed to enhance the clinical education and patient exposure of the podiatric medical student. This interdisciplinary training affords students an opportunity to share and expand their knowledge with experience members of the health care team in Cleveland and around the country. Office and hospital based programs available in almost every state, offer a diversity of clinical experiences. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of five months of external rotations during their fourth year. An orientation is conducted and a complete handbook of information is provided to the third year student to assist in this important educational process.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80521     SENIOR MEDICINE ROTATION I      4 Credit Hours

One month external rotation at an area hospital. Students are instructed in skills, values and knowledge necessary to perform a complete medical history and physical. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded.

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program in order to register for this course.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 48 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80522     SENIOR MEDICINE ROTATION II      4 Credit Hours

One-month external rotation at an area hospital. Students are instructed in skills, values and knowledge necessary to perform a complete medical history and physical. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded.

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program in order to register for this course.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 48 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CLI 80585     SENIOR COMPETENCY      2 Credit Hours

A multiple station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), to be held during March, April and May at the end of the M4 medical year. Students are required to take the exam. Students are expected to correctly answer or achieve a minimum of 75 percent of all questions/cases/skills to achieve mastery. Any student failing to achieve 75 percent of the total questions is required to repeat the entire exam. Students failing to demonstrate mastery of the material after two exams receive an unsatisfactory grade on their transcript for CLI 440 and CLI 498. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded.

Prerequisite: student must be enrolled in the Podiatric Medicine program.

Schedule Type: Clinic

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP