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Enrichment Rounds

UNECOM third year medical students may request enrichment round experiences in any of the following disciplines. Additional enrichment rounds may be developed based on interest and availability.

Enrichment rounds will take place for a pre-determined length of time on Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons depending on the rotation the medical student is currently on. They must be arranged at least 6 weeks in advance. There is no guarantee that any specific rotation will be available at a specific time. In order to participate, medical students must be in good standing. All enrichment rounds are subject to DME approval.

Enrichment Round Descriptions

  • Anesthesiology
    Faculty Supervisor: Derek Rosner, DO
    Learn basics principles of Anesthesiology including experience in intubation, central line placement, hemodynamic monitoring and pharmacokinetics of commonly used intraoperative anesthetics as well as principles of epidural line placement.

  • Breast Surgery
    Faculty Supervisor: Elizabeth Brady, MD
    Learn basic principles of malignancies and pathology of the breast. Practice with breast examinations and breast surgery including biopsy, mastectomy and reconstruction.

  • Complementary Medicine
    Faculty Supervisor: Nicholas Palermo, DO
    Learn basic principles of complementary and alternative medicine including acupuncture, energy medicine, natural and herbal medicine.

  • Dermatology
    Faculty Supervisor: Laura Benedetto, DO
    Learn basic principles of dermatologic diseases and dermatologic surgery in a busy dermatologist’s office.

  • Diagnostic Radiology
    Faculty Supervisor: Vinay Madan, MD
    Learn basic principles of multiple imaging modalities including Radiography, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound.

  • Emergency Medicine
    Faculty Supervisor: Jonathan Redenbaugh, DO
    Learn basic principles of the emergency medicine with clinical exposure to the ER.

  • Hematology & Oncology
    Lean basic principles of the diagnosis and management of cancer and hematologic diseases. Management exposure to chemotherapeutics and radiation oncology at a busy cancer center- in the ambulatory and inpatient settings.

  • Interventional Radiology
    Faculty Supervisor: Vinay Madan, MD
    Learn basic principles of the various modalities and procedures Interventional Radiologists practice such as Percutaneous line insertions, paracentesis, thoracentesis, CT and ultrasound –guided biopsies, etc.

  • OMM and Sports Medicine
    Faculty Supervisor: Nicholas Palermo, DO
    Further clinical exposure to Osteopathic Principles and Practice from a Sports Medicine perspective. In addition to OMM, clinical training in joint ultrasound, injections and sports physicals.

  • Pathology
    Faculty Supervisor: Dennis O’Neill, MD
    Further exposure to clinical pathology to build on the foundation learned in the first two years of medical school. Dedicated exposure to anatomic and laboratory pathology, blood bank and surgical pathology.

  • Robotic Surgery
    Faculty Supervisor: David Walters, MD
    Learn basic principles and theory of robotic surgery: the use of a robot to perform various surgical procedures. Exposure to colon and rectal, urologic and gynecologic surgery using this state of the art modality.

  • Sleep Medicine
    Faculty Supervisor: Richard Shoup, MD
    Learn basic principles of Sleep Medicine including polysomnography, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and other disorders of sleep.

OB/GYN Enrichment Round Descriptions

  • The Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation will offer enrichment rounds during the rotation.

  • Faculty Supervisor: Pamela Lewis, MD

  • Breast Pathology
    Learn breast abnormalities and obtain experience in the most recent management of breast cancer.

  • GYN Pathology
    Review interesting GYN pathology cases with Dr. Schroden.

  • Obstetrical Anesthesia
    Learn and review obstetrical anesthesia with Dr. Rosen including epidurals and c-section anesthesia.

  • Urogynecology
    Learn pelvic incontinest floor defects and pelvic anatomy with Dr. Mendelovici, an urogynecologist. In office urodynmaics, cystocscopy and post- and pre-op patients are evaluated.

  • Ultrasound
    Learn obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound in a private office setting (Dr. Lewis’ office). Also specialized GYN ultrasounds (scnohystograms) will be performed.

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