Specialty Medicine - SPEC


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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626 Basic Specialties - Chicago
0 TO 16 hours. The Specialty course consists of one two-week specialty in the M-3 year and seven in the M-4 year. The disciplines are Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology (one week), Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Urology. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Enrollment in the third year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Chicago for the first two-week component and enrollment in the fourth year of the Doctor of Medicine program at Chicago for the remaining seven components. Additionally, each department may require clinical prerequisites to be completed.

650 Anesthesiology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, develops the student's basic knowledge, clinical skills, and judgment needed to understand the management of patients during the perioperative period so that anesthetic/surgical risk is minimized. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M3 Core Clerkships of Medicine and Surgery.

651 Dermatology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, specialty course designed to provide a basic knowledge of common dermatological procedures. No graduation credit given to students enrolled in College of Medicine, Chicago. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M3 Core Clerkships of Family Medicine or Medicine.

652 Emergency Medicine Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, this specialty will introduce the senior medical student to the specialty of emergency medicine and participate in care of emergent patients. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M3 Core Clerkships of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, OB/Gyne and Psychiatry.

653 Neurology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, provides students with information on how to perform a neurological history and examination so that common neurological diseases may be recognized. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M2 year and M3 standing.

654 Opthalmology Specialty - Chicago
1 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, students will observe and learn the proper performance of a basic comprehensive eye examination, which is essential for those who become primary care physicians. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M3 Core Clerkships of Medicine or Family Medicine.

655 Orthopaedics Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, students learn to perform a physical exam of the musculoskelatal system, utilizing imaging modalities such as x-ray, tomograms, CT scan, MRI, and various nuclear scans. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M2 year and M3 standing.

656 Otolaryngology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, specialty course designed to develop meaningful patterns of examination of the structures of the head and neck region. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M2 year and M3 standing.

657 Radiology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, this specialty introduces the student to how imaging studies are used in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M3 Core Clerkships of Medicine and Surgery.

658 Urology Specialty - Chicago
2 hours. Taught at various affiliated hospitals, specialty designed to provide a basic knowledge of commonly encountered urologic problems seen in practice. Students will be trained to perform a urologic history and examination. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program - Chicago and completion of the M2 year and M3 standing.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.