Inpatient Diabetes

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital of the WVU Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia - Inpatient Hospital and Outpatient Clinic
PRECEPTOR: Timothy K. Jackson, M.D.
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: By arrangement with Dr. Jackson  (Unavailable July and February)
STATUS: Elective


The goal is for students to develop a consistent understanding of the management of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The ideal or the objective is that the students would be involved in the day to day management of inpatient diabetics for which Dr. Jackson sees multiple patients daily. To apply understanding of the pathophysiology type of diabetes and apply pharmacological information for appropriate management of diabetics.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

  1. Students will attend the morning clinic with Dr. Jackson to see diabetic patients.
  2. Students will attend rounds daily with Dr. Jackson and the Diabetic Educator Nurse, Ms. Ruth Osborne, who reviews charts within the hospital.
  3. Students will be required to develop plans of therapy for the management of inpatient and outpatient diabetics with the goal of being able to easily translate outpatient goals to inpatient management.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation.

Criteria for a Satisfactory Grade

Daily observation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Rosanna Clise two weeks prior to rotation start date. / (304) 293 - 4125

Contact Dr. Jackson if you have any additional questions.