The outpatient treatment center and its allied extension clinics exist not only for the purpose of educating podiatric medical students, but also to serve the community at large. The delivery of podiatric health care to the public, as well as the delivery of podiatric education to third- and fourth-year students, is under the direction of the dean of the college. During each of the clinical rotations, students are exposed to a variety of clinical materials and also have an opportunity to serve the public through participation in ultra-marathon and marathon treatment stations, foot screenings and other community activities.
The policy and procedures governing the operation of the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic are in place to assure quality care and education. Conformance to these policies and procedures by students is necessary to assure that educational outcomes are met and quality patient care delivered. Examples include, but are not limited to medical records, attendance, minor surgery, etc.
For third-year rotations other than Podiatric Surgery and Primary Care/VA, students who are unable to successfully complete a rotation exam will be given the opportunity to sit for one re-exam. Students who are not successful at passing this re-exam will fail the rotation and must repeat (remediate) the entire rotation before they proceed to the fourth year. For all clinical rotations and courses, students must refer to the course or rotation syllabus for specific requirements and details.
Attendance at External Clinical Rotations
Clinic policy – external rotations follow the schedule of the facility, not the college. This includes closures due to any reason – including closures for inclement weather. External rotations are facilities in which students rotate for a variety of 3rd and 4th Year clinical rotations. These rotations include, but are not limited to, 3rd and 4th Year DVA, clerkships, senior medicine, simulated patients (both I and II), podiatric surgery, and community medicine. You may also be scheduled at external sites during any other CFAC rotation.
When completing a rotation, or a portion of a rotation, at an external facility, you are required to follow that facility’s schedule. This may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. If KSU or KSUCPM is closed during a regular holiday period you must report to the external experience as their schedule dictates.In addition, in the event you are scheduled for a rotation at an external facility and KSU or KSUCPM closes due to inclement weather or other circumstances, you are required to report to your rotation on that day if the external facility is open.
No student may proceed to any fourth-year rotation without having first satisfactorily completed all prior courses and clinical rotations. A student may not continue onto 4xxxx-level courses or rotations with a failure or grade or incomplete in any third-year course or clinical rotation. All 4xx-level clinical rotations follow the national calendar.
Clinical Remediation and Make-up Months
All 4th Year remedial rotations will take place starting in May in the 4th Year summer semester without exception. The dates of the rotation will be based on the national clerkship calendar. The location of the remedial rotation will be assigned to the student by the Office of Academic Services & Enrollment Analytics.
Make-up rotations for reasons other than academic failure (such as Leave of Absence) will be assigned by the Office of Academic Services & Enrollment Analytics and will take place over one full month (based on the AACPM national clerkship calendar) during the 4th Year summer semester. This includes location of the make-up month and dates of the rotation.
Clinic Rotation Groups and Schedule
Students will be randomly assigned into groups twice – once for 3rd Year clinical rotations and once for 4th Year clinical rotations – by the Office of Academic Services and Enrollment Analytics. Switching of groups and / or rotation months is not permitted.
Students are required to submit in Typhon a patient log for every patient encounter experienced (observed, assisted, or performed) for every clinical rotation (external and core rotations). Patient logs for each rotation must be completed and entered into Typhon by 8:00 a.m. on the Monday following the conclusion of the rotation. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a professionalism deficiency and possibly failure on the rotation.
For further information on what types of encounters are required to be logged during a particular clinical rotation, please see the coordinator for that specific rotation.
Please see the Academic and Summary Dismissals policy for further information on rotation failures.
All students are required to complete HIPAA training. The method of delivery for the training as well as the dates and deadlines for completing training will be assigned by the Office of Enrollment Management and the Office of Academic Services & Enrollment Analytics.
Failure to complete HIPAA training by the assigned deadline will result in a professionalism deficiency evaluation and a delay in the student’s entry into clinical rotations.
For full policies and requirements as they relate to clinic, please see the Clinic Orientation Handbook.