Residency

Medical Students

Danville Regional Medical Center offers the following core electives for medical students:

4th Year Electives:
Anesthesiology More Details Nephrology More Details
Cardiology More Details Neurology More Details
Endocrinology More Details Ophthalmology More Details
Gastroenterology More Details Orthopedics More Details
Infectious Disease More Details Pulmonary More Details
Internal Medicine More Details Urology More Details
Emergency Medicine More Details      
3rd Year Electives:
Family Medicine More Details Pediatrics More Details
Geriatrics More Details Psychiatry More Details
Internal Medicine More Details Surgery More Details
OB/Gyn More Details Underserved Care More Details
 

Housing is available at no cost - on a first come, first serve basis.

Meal cards are provided for 2 meals per day, Monday-Friday.

Core electives are subject to change.

Link to Medical Student Rotation Request Form. Email or Fax completed form to Dara Johnson - dara.johnson@lpnt.net or fax: 434-799-2116.

 


ANESTHESIOLOGY

The overall objective is development of specific motor skills an aptitudes, comprehension of important concepts and principles of airway management and patient evaluation and preoperative preparation.
The student will be required to develop a reasonable degree of familiarity with certain fundamental skills. The student {under direct one-to-one supervision} will be expected to develop some degree of manual proficiency in certain procedures through performance.

Secondly, the student will be expected to develop familiarity with other procedures through observation rather than performance.

Thirdly, the student should develop a comprehensive understanding of important didactic concepts and principles through self-study and lectures by the anesthesiology department personnel.

 


CARDIOLOGY

To give the students formal intensive instruction, clinical experience, and the opportunity to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of cardiovascular disorders.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Understand the variety of management strategies for cardiac disease.
  • Recognize symptoms of cardiac disease.
  • Understand the cardiac effects of pulmonary disease.
  • Understand cardiac manifestations of systemic diseases.
  • Understand the indications for open-heart surgery.
  • Understand the role of somatic dysfunction in cardiac disease.
  • Integrate osteopathic manipulative treatment into the management of patients with cardiac disease.
  • Perform a preoperative cardiac assessment.

 


ENDOCRINOLOGY

To train the student in the identification, subsequent work-up and care of the patient with renal disease in conjunction with the nephrology subspecialist. Another goal of this rotation is to teach the medical student, basic renal physiology and pathophysiology with application toward the care of patients with a variety of renal ailments..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Understand electrolyte and acid-base disturbances.
  • Understand the etiology and diagnosis of nephritic diseases.
  • Diagnose and manage common medical disorders of the kidney.
  • Utilize pharmacologic agents appropriately in patients with renal disease.

 


GASTROENTEROLOGY

To give the students formal instruction, clinical experience, and opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of gastroenterological disorders.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Screen appropriately for colorectal cancer.
  • Understand the role of osteopathic principles and treatment in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Understand the indications for surgery in gastrointestinal disease.
  • Manage uncomplicated diseases of the gastrointestinal system.

 


INFECTIOUS DISEASE

To give the students formal instruction, clinical experience, and opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of infectious diseases.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Diagnose and manage common infectious diseases.
  • Understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
  • Appreciate the role of the health care team in the control of infectious disease.
  • Understand the role of the immune system in health and disease.
  • Understand the role of antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral agents in the management of infectious disease.

 


INTERNAL MEDICINE

The general internal medicine rotation is structured to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge base of internal medicine, the essential principles in the approach to internal medicine in patients, the basic techniques of physical examination, the necessary skills in performing clinical procedures, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team.
To provide the student, through didactic and clinical experiences in outpatient and inpatient settings, educational experiences that will expand his/her knowledge and skills in the management of adult medical diseases.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Recognize those patients who should be managed in a hospital setting.
  • Manage patients in the hospital setting.
  • Manage hospitalized patients after discharge.
  • Seek specialty consultation when appropriate and maintain direct responsibilities for the management of the patient.
  • Perform specific medical procedures as outlined in the procedure section of each discipline.
  • Understand and utilize appropriate pharmacologic interventions.

NEPHROLOGY

To train the student in the identification, subsequent work-up and care of the patient with renal disease in conjunction with the nephrology subspecialist. Another goal of this rotation is to teach the medical student, basic renal physiology and pathophysiology with application toward the care of patients with a variety of renal ailments.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Understand electrolyte and acid-base disturbances.
  • Understand the etiology and diagnosis of nephritic diseases.
  • Diagnose and manage common medical disorders of the kidney.
  • Utilize pharmacologic agents appropriately in patients with renal disease.

 


NEUROLOGY

To give the students formal intensive instruction, clinical experience, and the opportunity to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of neurological disorders.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Diagnose and manage common disorders of the nervous system.
  • Understand the role osteopathic manipulation plays in the management of patients with neurologic disorders.

 


OPHTHALMOLOGY

To give the students formal intensive instruction, clinical experience, and the opportunity to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of ophthalmic disorders.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Diagnosis and manage common ophthalmologic conditions that may present to the family physician's office.
  • Diagnose and manage corneal lesions.
  • Remove a foreign body from the eye.

 


ORTHOPEDICS

To give the students formal intensive instruction, clinical experience, and the opportunity to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of orthopedic problems.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions that patients may present in the physician's office.
  • Integrate osteopathic manipulative treatment into the management of orthopedic disorders.

 


PULMONARY

To give the students a broad view of pulmonary diseases. To have the students learn to diagnose and manage patients with commonly seen acute and chronic pulmonary diseases; and, for them to know when to seek pulmonary subspecialty consultations.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Perform a preoperative pulmonary assessment..
  • Diagnose and manage common pulmonary diseases.
  • Understand the role of osteopathic manipulation in the treatment of pulmonary disease..

 


UROLOGY

To give the students formal instruction, clinical experience, and opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of urological diseases.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Develop skills in identifying signs and symptoms of urological diseases..
  • Develop clinical skills in formulating a differential and provide management of the patient.

 


EMERGENCY MEDICINE

To give the students clinical exposure to the practice of emergency medicine and to the most common emergent conditions that a rural primary care physician may encounter..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Perform a rapid and accurate assessment of the overall status of a patient in an emergent situation.
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for the most common emergent conditions.
  • Understand the role of osteopathic manipulation in treating the whole patient in the assessment and management of emergent patients including cultural, social, spiritual, family, and behavioral considerations.

 


FAMILY MEDICINE

The family medicine rotation is structured to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge base of family medicine, the essential principles in the approach to family medicine, the basic techniques of physical examination, the necessary skills in performing clinical procedures, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team.
To provide the student, through didactic and clinical experiences in outpatient settings, educational experiences that will expand his/her knowledge and skills in the management of medical diseases.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Gain an appreciation for the primary care practitioner's role as the physician on first contact who delivers holistic, family-oriented, comprehensive and continuous medical care to those patients entering the health care system.
  • Develop greater confidence in providing quality medical care in an ambulatory setting.
  • Understand family systems concepts, the impact that family functioning and psychosocial factors have on health and illness, and the importance of involving the family in the treatment of the patient in order to provide effective overall health care.
  • Increase knowledge about the etiology, appropriate intervention and treatment, and possible complications of diseases and conditions commonly presented by patients and their families in the primary care setting.

 


GERIATRICS

To give the students clinical exposure to the practice of geriatrics and to the most common conditions that a rural primary care physician may encounter..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Develop skills to perform a comprehensive geriatric medical and social history using all available sources of information.
  • Develop skills to conduct a comprehensive physical examination.
  • Understand appropriate use of osteopathic manipulative therapy in the treatment of the elderly.

 


INTERNAL MEDICINE

The general internal medicine rotation is structured to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge base of internal medicine, the essential principles in the approach to internal medicine in patients, the basic techniques of physical examination, the necessary skills in performing clinical procedures, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team.
To provide the student, through didactic and clinical experiences in outpatient and inpatient settings, educational experiences that will expand his/her knowledge and skills in the management of adult medical diseases.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Recognize those patients who should be managed in a hospital setting.
  • Manage patients in the hospital setting.
  • Manage hospitalized patients after discharge.
  • Seek specialty consultation when appropriate and maintain direct responsibilities for the management of the patient.
  • Perform specific medical procedures as outlined in the procedure section of each discipline.
  • Understand and utilize appropriate pharmacologic interventions.

 


OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

The obstetrics and gynecology rotation is structured to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge base of OB/Gyn, the essential principles in the approach to OB/Gyn in patients, the basic techniques of physical examination, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team.

To provide the student, through didactic and clinical experiences in outpatient and inpatient settings, with educational experiences that will expand his/her knowledge and skills in the management of obstetrical patients and patients with gynecologic problems.

The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Manage low risk obstetrical patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Recognize early signs and symptoms of fetal and/or maternal distress during pregnancy.
  • Seek appropriate preventive or corrective measures to insure the health and safety of both the fetus and the mother.
  • Recognize medical and surgical problems in the obstetrical patient.
  • Manage common gynecologic problems.
  • Integrate the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of obstetrics and gynecologic disorders.
  • Obtain appropriate consultation.

PEDIATRICS

To give the students clinical exposure to the practice of pediatrics and to the most common conditions that a rural primary care physician may encounter..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Develop basic knowledge of growth and development of children from birth to adolescence.
  • Develop communication skills to facilitate the clinical interaction with children.
  • Develop skills that will help the student to rapidly assess the pediatric patient and to rapidly formulate a differential diagnosis.

 


PSYCHIATRY

To give the students clinical exposure to the practice of psychiatry and to the most common conditions that a rural primary care physician may encounter..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Develop skills to perform a psychiatric history.
  • Develop decision-making skills and patient management skills.

 


SURGERY

To give the students formal instruction, clinical experience, and opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of patients as to the need for surgery with the surgeon..
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Demonstrate a complete pre-surgical history.
  • Perform a focused examination as it relates to the presenting surgical condition
  • Generate a differential for the most common surgical conditions
  • Develop a management plan.
  • Perform soft tissue, indirect, and muscle energy techniques when and as appropriate on post-operative cases.

 


UNDERSERVED CARE

To give the students formal instruction, clinical experience, and opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of patients in an underserved care setting.
The student will demonstrate competency in his/her ability to:
  • Provide evidence-based care to medically underserved patients in a variety of settings including but not limited to:
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    •   Hospital inpatient care
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      •   Outpatient fee for service clinics
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        •   The Free Clinic of Danville

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Internship Program
        Training geared towards individuals preference

        Family Medicine Residency
        Our family practice residency program encompasses a wide-range of progressive family centered patient care experiences

        Internal Medicine Residency
        The General Internal Medicine Residency is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and principles essential to the practice of internal medicine

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