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Students will provide academically oriented endocrine and/or metabolic consultations on inpatients, attend the endocrine and diabetic clinics, and participate in specialty conferences and rounds. Students will be expected to present two case summaries at our Wednesday morning clinical case conference and demonstrate problem-solving abilities. Emphasis on diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, hypertension or other endocrine related disorders can be provided for interested students.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Zeb Saeed, MBBS (zisaeed@iupui.edu)

Director: Zeb Saeed, MBBS

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Eskenazi Health Services (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Obtain a concentrated exposure to patients with endocrine and metabolic problems (including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and hypertension (PC1)

  • 2) Demonstrate ability to research clinical problems and apply relevant literature (PBLI1)
  • 3) Apply principles of diagnosis and management under supervision (PC2)
  • 4) Practice specialized history taking and physical examination skills (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Faculty members with the most exposure to the student will submit evaluations and suggested grades based on observation of the student´┐Żs clinical assessments and presentations. The final grade will be assigned by the course director based on these evaluations).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 20% Library; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Zeb Saeed, MBBS (zisaeed@iupui.edu) This elective may be dropped/added within 2 months of the start of the elective month.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None