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Administration Basic Sciences Clinical Sciences Centers of Excellence

Office of Medical Education
2020 Gravier Street
Suite 602
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-4006
Fax: 504-599-1453



LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Medicine
Required Core Clinical Conditions for the Medical Curriculum


Years 3 and 4

Pediatrics Clerkship

Abdominal pain and/or vomiting
Acute neurological illness
Acute renal illness
Acute respiratory illness
Dehydration and fluid management
Developmental delay
Failure to thrive
Sickle cell disease
Well child adolescent
Well child infant
Well child newborn
Well child school age
Physical or sexual abuse
Complete history and physical examination - required observation

Internal Medicine Clerkship

Abdominal pain
Acute renal failure
Acute shortness of breath
Congestive heart failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Diabetes mellitus
Myocardial infarction
Venous thromboembolic disease
Heart and lung examination - required observation

Family Medicine Clerkship

Acute respiratory illness
Chronic respiratory problem
Dermatologic problem
Gastrointestinal complaint
Mental health complaint
Musculoskeletal complaint
Preventive health care
Substance abuse
Focused history of present illness - required observation
HEENT examination-required observation
Diabetic foot examination - required observation

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship

Abnormal Pap smear
Intrapartum care
Menstrual abnormality
Obstetric problem
Pelvic pain
Postoperative management
Postpartum care
Prenatal care
Urogenital infection
Vaginal delivery (observed/assisted) - required observation
Vaginal delivery (performed) - required observation
Pap smear (performed) - required observation
C-section (assisted) - required observation
Gynecologic surgery (assisted) - required observation
Laparoscopy (observed/assisted)
Focused OB history of present illness - required observation
Breast and pelvic examination - required observation

Psychiatry Clerkship

Addictive disorder
Anxiety disorder
Mood disorder
Personality disorder
Psychotic disorder
Psychiatric history and physical - required observation

Surgery Clerkship

Abdominal pain / acute abdomen
Biliary tract disease - GB and bile duct disease
Breast mass – benign or malignant
Colon - benign - diverticulitis - IBD - malignant - colon cancer
Hernia – groin or ventral
Post - operative care
Surgical critical care
Vascular disease or injury - arterial or venous
Breast and abdominal examination - required observation
Airway assessment - required observation
Surgical timeout - required observation

Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship

Paroxysmal disorders  (seizures,headaches, channelopathies)
Vascular disorders (stroke, TIA, subarachnoid hemorrhage)
Neuromuscular disorders (ALS, radiculopathy, neuropathy, myopathy)
Progressive degenerative disorders (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, other dementia, MS)
Neurologic examination-required observation