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Cardiology

  • Unstable Angina/NSTEMI (3rd yr)
  • Valvular disease (AS/MS)- Part 1
  • Valvular disease (AR/MR/TR)- Part 2
  • Congestive Heart failure (Systolic/Diastolic)
  • Stable Coronary Heart Disease (Diagnostic tools/stress test/ECHO/Cath)
  • Pharmacology/Critical Care (Antiarrhythmics/pressors/anti-platelets/IABP)
  • Arrhythmias (2nd year)
  • Pericardial Disease (Pericarditis/Tamponade/Pericardial Effusion/Constrictive)
  • Cardiomyopathies (Hypertrophic/Restrictive)
  • Aortic disease (Aneurysm/Dissection)
  • Simple Congenital Heart Disease (ASD/VSD/PFO)
  • STEMI

Gastroenterology

  • When and How to Call a GI Consult
  • Elevated Liver Enzymes
  • Upper and Lower GI Bleed - The Approach
  • Acute Hepatitis
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis and its complications
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Gall Bladder and Biliary Disease
  • Esophageal Diseases (GERD, Barret’s, Motility Disorders etc)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative and Crohn’s)
  • Colorectal Cancer and its surveillance
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastric Pathologies
  • Drugs in gastroenterology - their use and misuse

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Approach to Respiratory Failure
  • Shock
  • Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Asthma
  • Pleural Disease
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease - Pulmonary Embolism and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Diagnostic Tools in Pulmonology - PFT, Flow Volume Loops, PEFR
  • Pulmonary Neoplasm - Solitary nodule, benign and malignant neoplasms
  • Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease
  • Miscellaneous 1 (Sleep Disorders, Polysomnography)
  • Miscellaneous 2 (High Altitude Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Lung Disease)
  • Miscellaneous 3 (Pre Op pulmonary Clearance, Lung Surgeries

Hematology and Oncology

  • Anemia - approach and workup
  • Principles of Transfusion - Blood products, indications and complications
  • Approach to Thrombocytopenia and its work up.
  • Bleeding and Coagulation Disorders - Approach and interpretation of lab results.
  • Thrombophilic Disorders (Venous Thromboembolisms and Thrombophilia testing).
  • Leukemias and Lymphomas.
  • Solid Tumor Series 1 (Breast CA and Prostrate CA)
  • Solid Tumor Series 2 (Esophageal, Gastric, Colorectal, Anal)
  • Solid Tumor Series 3 (Lung Cancer)
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias (Multiple Myeloma and other gammopathies).
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders ( Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocytosis, Myelofibrosis)
  • Oncologic Emergencies (SVC Syndrome, Hyperviscosity, Cord Compression, Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Infectious Disease

  • Anti Microbials - classes, coverages, resistance and side effects
  • Interpretation of Laboratory Results
  • Approach to Fever (Pattern, FUO, Neutropenic Fever, non-infectious)
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (Cellulitis, Abscesses, Necrotising Fascitis, Diabetic Foot)
  • Pneumonia (Community Acquires, Hospital Acquires, Nosocomial, Ventilator associated)
  • Genitourinary infections (Urethritis, Cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis, asymptomatic bacteruria, CAUTI)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Nosocomial infections - CLABSI, VAP, Surgical Site Infections
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • CNS Infections (Encephalitis, Meningitis, spinal and brain abscesses)
  • HIV Series 1 - Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Stages and Opportunistic Infections
  • HIV Series 2 - Long Term Consequences of those who don’t progress to AIDS
  • HIV Series 3 -Anti Retrovirals: classes and Side Effects
  • HIV Series 4- CCLS
  • Tuberculosis and other Mycobacterial Diseases
  • Fungal infections - superficial, deep and systemic
  • Travel medicine and Parasitology

Endocrinology

  • Diabetes Mellitus - Part 1 (Classification, Diagnosis, Complications)
  • Diabetes Mellitus- Part 2 (Treatment)
  • Thyroid Disorders- Part 1(Thyroid physiology/function)
  • Thyroid Disorders- Part 2 (Thyroid gland disorders)
  • Adrenal Disorders (Cushing’s, Addison’s, Conn’s)
  • Vitamin D and Calcium Metabolism
  • Bone disorders (Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Osteomalacia)
  • Pituitary Disorders - approach and workup
  • Endocrine Emergencies (DKA, HHS, Myxedema Coma, Thyroid Storm, Adrenal Crisis, Hypercalcemia)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology- Part 1 (Male Disorders)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology- Part 2 (Female Disorders)
  • Endocrine Syndromes (MEN, PGLA etc)

Nephrology

  • Chronic Kidney Disease and ESRD - long term management and complications
  • Hypertension - the nephrologist’s approach
  • Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia - approach and management
  • Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia - approach and management
  • Acid Base Disorders
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Glomerular Disease - Part 1- Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerular Disease - Part 1- Nephrotic Syndromes/Proteinuria
  • Acute Kidney Injury -approach, workup and management
  • Tubulointerstitial Disease
  • Genetic Diseases- Cystic vs Noncystic Disorders

Neurology

  • A comprehensive Neurologic Exam
  • Acute Stroke - Ischemic- Approach and management
  • Acute Stroke - Hemorrhagic- Approach and management
  • Epilepsy - Approach and anticonvulsants
  • Headache and Facial Pain
  • Movement Disorders - Parkinsonism and others
  • Dementia - primary and secondary
  • Neuromuscular Disorders - Myasthenia, Motor Neuron Disease, Bell Palsy, ALS
  • Demyelinating Disorders - Part 1- Multiple Sclerosis
  • Demyelinating Disorders - Part 2- Transverse Myelitis, Guillain Barre
  • Disorders of the Spinal Cord - Brown Sequard, etc
  • Misc- Brain Death, Head Injury

Rheumatology

  • Approach to the patient with rheumatic disease.
  • Principles of rheumatic disease therapeutics (anti-inflammatory, Bridging therapy and DMARD’s).
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, extra-articular manifestations and treatment).
  • Osteoarthritis (pathophysiology, risk factors, classification, diagnosis and treatment).
  • Fibromyalgia (epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment).
  • Spondyloarthropathy (Ankylosing spondylitis, reactive, arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and enteropathic arthritis).
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis).
  • Sjogren Syndrome (epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis).
  • Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy.
  • Systemic vasculitis (large, medium and small vessel vasculitis).
  • Crystal-induced Arthropathies (Gout, Calcium pyrophosphate and basic calcium phosphate deposition disease)
  • Infectious arthritis.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease.
  • Other systemic inflammatory diseases (Behcet, relapsing polychondritis, Adult onset Still disease, sarcoidosis and diseases of collagen)

General Internal Medicine/Dermatology

  • Routine care and screening of healthy patient.
  • Professionalism and ethics.
  • Common symptoms (chronic pain, cough, chronic fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, syncope, chest pain and edema).
  • Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain).
  • Dyslipidemia.
  • Obesity.
  • Eye disorders (red eye, macular degeneration, glaucoma, Cataract, dry eye, retinal vascular occlusion and eye emergencies).
  • ENT disorders (hearing loss, tinnitus, Upper respiratory tract infection and epistaxis).
  • Psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
  • Geriatric Medicine.
  • Perioperative evaluation.
  • Common rashes (Eczematous dermatosis, Papulosquamous dermatosis, and drug reactions).
  • Common neoplasm of the skin, urticaria and pruritus.
  • Autoimmune Bullous disease and cutaneous manifestations of internal disease.
  • Hair, nail disorders, leg and foot ulcers.