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Electives - Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Elective Number: 1304

Rotation Supervisor:

Coordinator: Aileen Watchko, 924-8485

Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks

Available: All Rotations

Report to:

Time to Report: Orientation date & time arranged prior to elective

Place to Report:

Typical day: 10am-6pm OR 6pm-2am

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Students participate in the highest level of pediatric patient care allowed a medical student. Students obtain a history and perform a physical exam on pediatric patients from newborn to adolescence. Under the direct supervision of attendings and senior residents, students exercise clinical thinking and develop differential diagnosis, management and disposition for pediatric patients presenting with medical illness, for an OBGYN workup, surgical workups, traumatic injuries and psychiatric issues. The students will become familiar with common infectious diseases, pediatric surgical/orthopedic emergencies and toxicology emergencies, as well as pregnancy related issues. The student will increase their communication skills with children, families, consultants and emergency medicine staff. Students will participate under supervision in common procedures in pediatric emergency medicine such as suturing, conscious sedation, and splinting of extremity injuries. Students work 8 hour shifts which may include weekends.

Learning Objectives:

1. To expand history taking skills and physical exam skills in pediatric patients and their families. To develop differentials and management goals for a variety of medical, surgical, OBGYN and psychiatric diagnosis in pediatrics.

2. To expand writing skills in the documentation of patient encounters in Peds EM.

3. To develop consultation skills when requesting input from specialty services.

4. To develop skills of multitasking in a busy ED setting.

5. To develop signoff/sign in skills.

6. To increase skill with procedures as splinting of extremities and wound care with suturing

7. To maintain professionalism, respect for all colleagues working in the health care system