May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

2021 - 2022 Addenda and Errata


Errata Sheet for Rush University 2021 - 2022 University Catalog

This errata serves as the official notification of changes to the 2021 - 2022 catalog and should be used in conjunction with the printed and online versions.

Listed below are any changes, additions, corrections, or modifications to the 2021 - 2022 catalog since the 2021 published edition.  These changes have been authorized by the program director, college administration or University administration.


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: September 27, 2021

Submitted by: Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, LDN

Section(s): Master of Science Clinical Nutrition (MS) and Dietetic Internship: Curriculum and NTR-629P Course Description

Error: The title of NTR-629P is incorrect in this Catalog. 

Correction: The correct title of NTR-629P is Practice in Food Systems Management.


Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: October 5, 2021

Submitted by: Sarah L. Livesay, DNP, APRN, FNCS, FAAN

Page in catalog: 91

Errors:

  • NRS-541P Specialty Practicum listed as 3 credits (252 Clock Hours)
  • Total program credits listed as 27.

Corrections:

  • NRS-541P Credit hours required: 4 (336 Clock Hours)
  • Total program credits should be 28. 

Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: January 7, 2022

Submitted by: Dr. Priincess L. J. Currence, Director, Curriculum and Education

Section(s): Course Descriptions 

Correction: A new clinical elective for third- and fourth-year medical students has been approved since the printing of this Catalog.

RMD-732 Service and Leadership During a Health Crisis

This elective is available for third year or fourth year medical students to be working collaboratively with RMC faculty to appropriately evaluate and triage suspected patients but also to experience other important aspects of the management of patients during a pandemic including but not limited to administration of diagnostic tests, telephone triage, hospital workflow and underserved community outreach. Students can take this elective for up to 8 weeks with permission from the course director. In addition to direct patient care activities, students will participate in interactive didactic sessions with assigned reading that are led by RUSH leadership. Students will also participate in small group discussions around key issues identified during the pandemic as well as involving other levels of medical students in the infectious disease care system. In order to pass the course, students must complete the 4 didactic modules including the readings and didactic sessions, which will be offered both synchronously and asynchronously, complete 48 hours of clinical work and submit a small group project (2-4 pages) in the format provided. Students will be responsible for scheduling their clinical work and will attest to the completion of 48 hours of clinical work as well as the 4 modules.  Retake course for credit: No. Pass/no pass grading allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-8


Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: January 28, 2022

Submitted by: Dr. Princess L. J. Currence, Director, Curriculum & Education

Section in catalog: Fourth Year Curriculum

Correction:

  • Students completing the program now have an additional option when choosing a Subinternship.  In addition to the courses listed in this Catalog, they can also take OBG-711 Subinternship: Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The course description is below.

OBG-711 Subinternship: Obstetrics and Gynecology
This four-week course is designed for fourth year medical students. Students function at an advanced level, doing histories and physical examinations, diagnostic evaluations, and initiation of appropriate therapy. There is close supervision by the staff of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The course is primarily intended for students desiring additional clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology. This course will follow RUMC’s requirements/objectives/assignments standard to RMC Subinternships. Prerequisite: OBG-703. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 4


Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: January 28, 2022

Submitted by: Dr. Priincess L. J. Currence, Director, Curriculum and Education

Section(s): Course Descriptions 

Correction: Several new clinical electives have been approved since the printing of this Catalog.

PSY-750 Neuromodulation

This two- or four-week elective course is for third- and fourth-year medical students and is designed to expose to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and ketamine clinic. Students will observe ECT, TMS, and ketamine administration. Students will evaluate patients and assess effects of treatment. Students will also complete online modules and read articles to supplement their clinical work. Students will be assessed on their clinical skills and a presentation at the end of this course.  Retake course for credit: No. Pass/no pass grading allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-4

PSY-755 Gender Affirming Healthcare

This is a two- or four week course that provides fourth year students with an opportunity to gain exposure to the breadth of the LGBTQ+ patient care experience. Students will engage in a multidisciplinary elective that includes exposure to endocrinology, psychiatry, and surgery. Students will primarily be engaging in patient care experiences at Rush, but other off-site opportunities and non-clinical experiences, such as working with Affirm’s patient care navigators, are included. Students will complete reflective writing assignments for evaluation.  Retake course for credit: No. Pass/no pass grading allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-4

PSY-798 Substance Abuse Unit Team (SUIT)

A large focus of the Rush Substance Abuse Intervention Team (SUIT) Elective is designed for students to be exposed to the emergency department or inpatient hospital. Our treatments in the outpatient setting will also help learners gain an understanding of the breadth of treatment that is available. We will bring in materials from the PCSS buprenorphine x-waiver training course in order to make sure all learners who rotate with us have a knowledge of how medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders affects and could benefit their patients. Goals of this course include: (1) Describe the role of outpatient addiction medicine treatment including the role of opioid replacement treatment for treatment of opioid use disorders, the role of psychosocial and dual diagnosis treatments, and the barriers to starting the medication and linking with treatment; (2) Describe the general approach to patients poisoned by drugs of abuse including recognition of basic toxidromes, the evaluation and treatment of overdoses and toxicities related to drugs of abuse, and the treatment of opioid and alcohol withdrawal syndromes in the inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department setting; (3) Describe the role of harm reduction in treating addiction, including the prescription of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone; (4) Apply skills in application motivational interviewing and the stages of change model to patients with substance use disorders.  Retake course for credit: No. Pass/no pass grading allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-4

PSY-799 Virtual Addiction Medicine

Addiction is highly prevalent in the United States and around the world, impacting diverse people of all ages and backgrounds. Despite this, the healthcare workforce is largely ill-equipped and under-informed regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders and other behavioral addictions. Misinformation, bias, and stigma contribute to poor outcomes for individuals suffering with addiction. This course provides an advanced curriculum in addiction medicine to supplement content in the core medical curriculum. Diagnosis, treatment, and special topics in addiction medicine are covered through several online modules which are supplemented with videos, audio, and case-based exercises. This course will increase knowledge, attitudes, and comfort surrounding addiction medicine.  Retake course for credit: No. Pass/no pass grading allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-4


Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: February 7, 2022

Submitted by: Bill Fleming, MSIS, MS

Section in catalog: Doctor of Medicine (MD): Curriculum

Errors:

  • The course RMD-580 is listed under Second Year Required Courses as being taken two times in the first year.  This is incorrect.
  • The course RMD-722 Clinical Bridge Course is listed as Credits: 2.  This requirement changed after the publication of this Catalog.
  • Under Electives the Catalog reads that students are required to take 32 weeks of electives.   This requirement changed after the publication of this Catalog.

Corrections:

  • The second year curriculum does not include RMD-580.  It should be removed from “Second Year Required Courses”.
  • The number of credits for RMD-722 Clinical Bridge Course should be changed from 2 to 4.
  • The section under “Fourth Year” should read:
    The fourth year involves a required emergency medicine core clerkship, a required senior sub-internship, a clinical bridge course, a Transitions to Residency course (taken over three semesters) and a series of elective clerkships which ultimately comprise a minimum of 48 total weeks. Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 weeks of elective clerkships in areas of special interest to each student.  The choice of electives is guided by the goal of an educationally balanced undergraduate experience.  Of the 24 weeks of required student-chosen electives, up to 12 weeks of elective study may take place at other Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) - or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited institutions and a maximum of 12 weeks of elective rotations may be taken in a single subspeciality. All elective clerkships must be taken during the student’s fourth year to count toward this requirement.

    EMD - 703 Core Clerkship: Emergency Medicine Credit(s): 4
    RMD - 722 Clinical Bridge Course Credit(s): 4
    RMD - 750 Transitions to Residency Credit(s): 12

    Choose one of the following Subinternship courses:
    FAM - 710 Subinternship: Family Medicine Credit(s): 4
    MED - 710 Subinternship: Internal Medicine Credit(s): 4
    OBG - 710 Subinternship: Gynecologic Oncology Credit(s): 4
    OBG - 711 Subinternship: Obstetrics & Gynecology Credit(s): 4
    PED - 710 Subinternship: Pediatrics Credit(s): 4
    SUR - 710 General Surgery Subinternship Credit(s): 4
  • The paragraph under “Electives” should read:
    Students are required to take 24 weeks of electives.  Please note: Only elective weeks taken during the student’s fourth year count toward this requirement.  Clinical elective rotations taken in other years cannot contribute toward the fulfillment of the 24 weeks of required electives.


Erratum for College of Nursing

Requested on: February 8, 2022

Submitted by: Monique Reed, Ph.D., RN

Section of catalog: Academic Program Curricula, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Area of Focus: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

Corrections:

Beginning in Spring 2023 term, NSG-625 Advanced Health Assessment-APRN Across Life Span and NSG-625L Advanced Health Assessment-APRN: Lab will only be offered in fall and summer terms each year.  Students admitted under this Catalog will have a change in their plan of study in terms 3 and 4 of their program, as follows.

Students admitted in the Spring term will take the following courses:

Term 3

  • NSG-523 Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NSG-625 Advanced Health Assessment-APRN Across Life Span
  • NSG-625L Advanced Health Assessment-APRN: Lab

Term 4

  • NSG-521 Organizational & Systems Leader
  • NSG-531 Advanced Pharmacology

Students admitted in the Fall or Summer terms will take the following courses:

Term 3

  • NSG-523 Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NSG-531 Advanced Pharmacology

Term 4

  • NSG-521 Organizational & Systems Leader
  • NSG-625 Advanced Health Assessment-APRN Across Life Span
  • NSG-625L Advanced Health Assessment-APRN: Lab

Erratum for Rush Medical College

Requested on: February 28, 2022

Submitted by: Dr. Priincess L. J. Currence, Director, Curriculum and Education

Section(s): Course Description 

Correction: A new clinical elective has been approved since the printing of this Catalog.

SUR-793 Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia

This two or four-week elective is designed for fourth year medical students. It provides students an opportunity to: demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical and physiological basis for regional anesthetic interventions; demonstrate basic competency with the utilization of ultrasound to identify key anatomical structures for common regional anesthetic procedures; demonstrate professionalism in daily interactions with patients in the perioperative setting; demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with the interprofessional healthcare team in the perioperative setting; demonstrate the capacity for self-directed learning, including the identification of knowledge gaps and the formulation of specific questions related to perioperative patient care; demonstrate knowledge about indications for appropriate consultation for the acute pain service. By the end of this rotation, the student will formulate a pain management plan for the perioperative patient; participate in patient care alongside the acute pain service at a senior medical student level; utilize ultrasound technology in regional anesthesia within supervised hands on education; present patient presentation and develop medical plan; demonstrate the technical ability to utilize ultrasound probes and identify sono anatomical structures; and demonstrate competency in understanding basic neuro-anatomy and physiology. Students will also have educational experiences in the development and implementation of pain management plans for the perioperative patient and participate in supervised hands on education regarding the provision of regional anesthesia as a part of the overall pain management plan in perioperative patients. Prerequisites: MED-703, OBG-703, and SUR-701. Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 2-4


Erratum for College of Health Sciences

Requested on: March 29, 2022

Submitted by: Brinda Desai Bradaric, PhD

Section(s): Course Descriptions 

Errors: 

  • HSC-425 Healthcare Informatics had a title change and increase in the number of credits assigned to the course.
  • HSC-468 is a new course that was approved after the printing of this Catalog.

Corrections: Please see below for the course details associated with HSC-425 and HSC-468.

HSC-425 Healthcare Informatics

This course will introduce students to healthcare informatics, the field devoted to the optimal use of data, information, and knowledge to advance individual health, public health, health care, and health-related research. Health Informatics also focus on the integration of cutting-edge technology in different application areas of health care for optimization of health care delivery. Students will learn the application of informatics skills and knowledge to health-related problems. Topics include: overview of health informatics, healthcare data analytics, electronic health records, health information privacy and security, health informatics ethics, telehealth/telemedicine, medical imaging informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, and clinical decision support system. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3

HSC-468 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

This course will provide an introduction and overview of core lifespan development areas, from birth through end of life, including developmental domains (physical, cognitive, linguistic, and socioemotional). Connections between topics of culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, experiences and development will be addressed throughout the modules. Atypical development, family systems, and working with children & families in healthcare environments will also be discussed. Offered: Summer. Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: No. Credit(s): 3