This rotation allows students to further hone their clinical skills in the diagnosis and management of small animal internal medicine cases. Because of the broad variety of clinical problems and disorders that are evaluated in SAIM Clinics (Urinary, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, and Respiratory systems; Infectious Disease; Multi-systemic disorders), the two week block in the SAIM elective rotation is likely to provide case material that is complementary to that seen in the core rotation. Problem-solving abilities and strategies continue to be emphasized. For practical scheduling purposes, completion of the core rotation is not required prior to the elective experience.
Case responsibilities and expectations for the elective rotation in SAIM are the same as for the core rotation with the exception that elective students are not required to prepare a Topic Presentation.
Susan E. Johnson, DVM
8-10 hours/day; 5 days a week. Weekend responsibilities for hospitalized patients but these responsibilities can be coordinated between core and elective students on the rotation.
Dr. Susan Johnson
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Internal Medicine
Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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