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MEDECK 601 P-Ward Medicine Subinternship - Seattle (*, max. 24)
Students act in the capacity of interns on the medical wards under supervision of house staff and visiting physicians. They attend all regular medicine rounds and conferences as their schedules permit. (Four or six weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 602 P-Primary Care - Seattle (8/12)
Six-week, full-time ambulatory care block in primary care internal medicine. Students participate in several clinics at University of Washington Medical Center following a panel of patients in medicine, rheumatology, and virology clinics. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601 and permission of instructor.

MEDECK 603 P-Clinical Cardiology and Electrocardiography - Seattle (8)
Clerkship in clinical cardiology-combined inpatient-outpatient assignments, ECG interpretation. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 604 P-Clinical Dermatology - Seattle (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 605 P-Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Seattle (*, max. 12) (Seattle-based program); (Madigan)
Clerkship in clinical endocrinology and metabolism combined inpatient and outpatient assignments at selected hospitals. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 606 P-Clinical Gastroenterology - Seattle (8)
Participation in consulting ward rounds, procedures, conferences, and selected clinics with full-time divisional staff at University and Veterans' Administration hospitals, and at Pacific and Harborview medical centers, plus directed tutorial work. (Four weeks, full-time). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 607 P-Clinical Hematology/Oncology - Seattle (8)
Outpatient and inpatient experience with hematologic/oncologic disorders. The elective includes teaching rounds, conferences, and evaluation of laboratory work. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 608 P-Clinical Infectious Diseases - Seattle (8)
Students participate in the consulting service throughout the hospital, attend daily plate rounds, conferences, and seminars. Participate in consulting service throughout hospital to learn microbiological aspects of infectious diseases through the clinical laboratories. (Four week). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 609 P-Nephrology and Fluid Balance - Seattle (8)
Students see clinical nephrologic problems under close supervision, participate in nephrology and transplant rounds, see consults with renal fellow and attending, and work up patients in renal clinics, participate in seminars with clerks from all three hospitals. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 610 P-Clinical Respiratory Disease and Critical Care Medicine - Seattle (8)
Training in respiratory disease diagnosis and pulmonary therapy, with special emphasis on cardiopulmonary function testing and interpretation. Inpatient and outpatient teaching rounds, conferences, and basic science integration. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDECK 610.

MEDECK 612 P-Clinical HIV Care - Seattle (8)
Full-time outpatient and inpatient elective in HIV care for senior medical students. Students see patients for routine care and acute medical problems that do not require hospitalization, as well as provide inpatient consults. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 613 P-Clinical Nutrition - Seattle (8)
Instruction in nutritional assessment and care of both inpatients and outpatients. Students work with preceptors at a variety of hospital and clinic teaching sites, attend nutrition-related seminars, and practice interview skills on standardized patients. Prerequisite: HUBIO 568; MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 614 P-Clinical Oncology - Seattle (8)
Students participate in the oncology service in the inpatient oncology consult service at UWMC hospital, obtaining exposure to the management of patients with cancer, oncological complications and emergencies, oncological drug mechanisms of action, side effects, and interactions. Obtain basic understanding of principles of oncology care. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 615 P-Rheumatology - Seattle (8)
Full-time inpatient-outpatient clerkship in rheumatology. Clinical experience provided in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, utilizing outpatient clinics and hospitalized patients at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, or VAMC. Emphasis on concepts in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. In addition to patient contact, reading, seminars, and preceptorial sessions are the methods of instruction. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 616 P-Advanced Dermatology Clinic - Seattle (8)
Advanced clinical dermatology clerkship at various sites including HMC, UWMC, VA Seattle, and Children's Hospital. Students choose from four tracks within the rotation: dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and advanced medical dermatology. Prerequisite: 3rd Year Internal Medicine clerkship; MEDECK 604. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDECK 617 P-Harborview Evening Clinic - Seattle (2)
A longitudinal elective for senior medical students who assume primary responsibility for a panel of medical patients in an outpatient clinic. Direct care of patients is supplemented by didactic sessions dealing with issues in ambulatory care. Students are strongly encouraged to participate for four quarters. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601 and permission of instructor.

MEDECK 618 P-Medical Consultation - Seattle (8)
Full-time outpatient and inpatient elective in peri-operative medical consultation for senior medical students. Students see patients in the medical consultation clinic, then follow them daily when they come in for surgery. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 619 P-Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Seattle (2, max. 12)
Instruction and clinical experience in diagnosis, treatment, management, and patient counseling of sexually transmitted diseases. Instruction in genitourinary physical examination skills; relevant laboratory techniques and management of patients with STDs. Prior to the elective, each student must review a packet of didactic materials. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601, SURG 665, and OB GYN 665.

MEDECK 620 P-Critical Care Medicine Subinternship - Seattle (8)
Participating students function at the sub-intern level on the MICU service at Harborview Medical Center and UWMC. Through direct patient care responsibilities, students learn about various forms of critical care illness and gain experience in the application of mechanical ventilation, arterial blood gas analysis, and palliative care medicine. Offered: AWSp.

MEDECK 622 P-Clinical Medical Genetics (8) Hisama
Students see outpatients and attend a variety of outpatient clinics including subspecialty clinics in cancer genetics, connective tissue genetics, neurogenetics, Turner syndrome and dermatologic genetics, and pediatric general genetics clinics with an emphasis on dysmorphology, developmental delay, disorders of sexual differentiation, skeletal dysplasia, craniofacial anomalies, and neurogenetics. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDECK 623 P-Clinical Wound Management (*) Figueroa, Smith
Opportunity for professional healthcare/medical student to be exposed to and learn wound care management in clinical setting. Prerequisite: students should be able to diagnose cause of chronic ulcer or wound, outline the approach to the management of diabetic foot ulcer, peripheral artery disease ulcer and VLU, and initiate treatments such as sharp debridement, VAC, dressing, and Unna Boot placement. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDECK 626 P-Clinical Cardiology and Electrocardiography - Tacoma (8)
Clerkship in clinical cardiology-combined inpatient-outpatient assignments, ECG interpretation. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 627 P-Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Tacoma (*, max. 12) (Seattle-based program); (Madigan)
Clerkship in clinical endocrinology and metabolism. Combined inpatient and outpatient assignments at selected hospitals. Prerequisite: MERCK 601.

MEDECK 628 P-Clinical Infectious Diseases - Tacoma (8)
Students participate in the consulting service throughout the hospital, attend daily plate rounds, conferences, and seminars. Participate in consulting service throughout hospital to learn microbiological aspects of infectious diseases through the clinical laboratories. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 629 P-Clinical Respiratory Disease and Critical Care - Tacoma (8)
Training in respiratory disease diagnosis and pulmonary therapy, with special emphasis on cardiopulmonary function testing and interpretation. Inpatient and outpatient teaching rounds, conferences, and basic science integration. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 630 P-Ward Medicine Subinternship - Tacoma (*, max. 24)
Students act in the capacity of interns on the medical wards under supervision of house staff and visiting physicians. They attend all regular medicine rounds and conferences as their schedules permit. (Four or six weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 631 P-Ward Medicine Subinternship - Spokane (8)
Students act in the capacity of interns on the medical wards under supervision of house staff and visiting physicians. They attend all regular medicine rounds and conferences as their schedules permit. (Four or six weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 633 P-Clinical Cardiology and Electrocardiography - Washington (8)
Clerkship in clinical cardiology-combined inpatient-outpatient assignments, ECG interpretation. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 634 P-Clinical Dermatology - Washington (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 636 P-Clinical Gastroenterology - Washington (8) (Sacred Heart Spokane)
Participation in consulting ward rounds, procedures, conferences, and selected clinics with full-time divisional staff at University and Veterans' Administration hospitals, and at Pacific and Harborview medical centers, plus directed tutorial work. (Four weeks, full-time). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 638 P-Clinical Infectious Diseases - Washington (8)
Students participate in the consulting service throughout the hospital, attend daily plate rounds, conferences, and seminars. Participate in consulting service throughout hospital to learn microbiological aspects of infectious diseases through the clinical laboratories. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 639 P-Nephrology and Fluid Balance - Washington (8)
Students see clinical nephrologic problems under close supervision, participate in nephrology and transplant rounds, see consults with renal fellow and attending, and work up patients in renal clinics, participate in seminars with clerks from all three hospitals. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 640 Critical Care Medicine Subinternship - Washington (8)
Participating students function at the sub-intern level on the MICU. Through direct patient care responsibilities, students learn about various forms of critical care illness and gain experience in the application of mechanical ventilation, arterial blood gas analysis, and palliative care medicine. Offered: AWSp.

MEDECK 644 P-Clinical Dermatology - Wyoming (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 651 P-Ward Medicine Subinternship - Alaska (*, max. 24)
Students act in the capacity of interns on the medical wards under supervision of house staff and visiting physicians. They attend all regular medicine rounds and conferences as their schedules permit. (Four or six weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 653 P-Clinical Cardiology and Electrocardiography - Alaska (8)
Clerkship in clinical cardiology. Combined inpatient-outpatient assignments, ECG interpretation. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 654 P-Clinical Dermatology - Alaska (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 664 P-Clinical Dermatology - Montana (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 669 P-Nephrology and Fluid Balance - Montana (8)
Credit/no-credit only.

MEDECK 670 P-Clinical Medicine Critical Care - Idaho Falls (8)
Inpatient critical care rotation in a community hospital setting at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Students assist in the diagnosis and management of common ICU problems, as well as major trauma resuscitation, under the supervision of critical care physicians. Students exposed to common ICU problems, which may include sepsis, respiratory failure, hypotension, organ failure, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Students work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

MEDECK 671 P-Ward Medicine Subinternship - Idaho (*, max. 24)
Students act in the capacity of interns on the medical wards under supervision of house staff and visiting physicians. They attend all regular medicine rounds and conferences as their schedules permit. (Four or six weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 673 P-Clinical Cardiology and Electrocardiography - Idaho (8)
Clerkship in clinical cardiology-combined inpatient-outpatient assignments, ECG interpretation. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 01.

MEDECK 674 P-Clinical Dermatology - Idaho (8)
Participation in dermatology clinics and inpatient consultations. Journal club and clinical conferences each week with entire staff. A continuing series of teaching seminars and weekly dermatopathology conferences. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 677 P-Clinical Hematology/Oncology - Idaho (8)
Outpatient and inpatient experience with hematologic/oncologic disorders. The elective includes teaching rounds, conferences, and evaluation of laboratory work. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 678 P-Clinical Infectious Diseases - Idaho (8)
Students participate in the consulting service throughout the hospital, attend daily plate rounds, conferences, and seminars. Participate in consulting service throughout hospital to learn microbiological aspects of infectious diseases through the clinical laboratories. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 679 P-Nephrology and Fluid Balance - Idaho (8)
Students see clinical nephrologic problems under close supervision, participate in nephrology and transplant rounds, see consults with renal fellow and attending, and work up patients in renal clinics, participate in seminars with clerks from all three hospitals. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 680 P-Clinical Respiratory Disease and Critical Care Medicine - Idaho (8)
Training in respiratory disease diagnosis and pulmonary therapy, with special emphasis on cardiopulmonary function testing and interpretation. Inpatient and outpatient teaching rounds, conferences, and basic science integration. (Four weeks). Prerequisite: MEDECK 610.

MEDECK 681 P-Clinical Aspects of Aging - Idaho (8)
Work with elderly patients as subintern with senior care program. Inpatient and ambulatory setting in nursing homes and patients' homes. Interdisciplinary approach. Prerequisite: MEDRCK 601.

MEDECK 690 P-General Internal Medicine - Shiprock (8)
Clerkship located at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico. Students are involved in all aspects of patient care, including home visits, ambulatory care, and hospital stays. Prerequisite: MEDRCK required clerkship. Offered: AWSpS.

MEDECK 691 P-Medicine Special Electives - Seattle (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 692 P-Medicine Special Electives - Washington (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 693 P-Medicine Special Electives - Wyoming (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 694 P-Medicine Special Electives - Alaska (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 695 P-Medicine Special Electives - Montana (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 696 P-Medicine Special Electives - Idaho (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships. Prerequisite: permission of department.

MEDECK 697 P-Medicine Special Electives - Away (*, max. 24)
Special clerkship, externship, or research opportunities at times made available at institutions other than University of Washington. Faculty advise students of opportunities. Students obtain from Dean's office a special assignment form at least three months before preregistration. (Two, four, six, or twelve weeks). Prerequisite: permission of department.