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Electives - General Surgery
ACE - A. I. in Pediatric Surgery
Elective Number: 3016
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Eugene McGahren
Coordinator: Heather Trainium
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 3-7
A pager is required and will be supplied by the department.
Report to: Pediatric Surgery Chief Resident
Time to Report: As designated by the Peds Surgery Chief
Place to Report: As designated by the Peds Surgery Chief
Typical day: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The Pediatric Surgery elective is considered an "acting internship" on the service. The role of the “ACE” student is distinct from the role of a third-year clerkship student. The ACE student is expected to approach the rotation as a preparation for her/his role as an intern. As such, it is anticipated that the ACE student will cover 2-3 patients as their primary patients. But, the ACE student should also be familiar with the entire service so as to understand and assist with service management issues. In addition, the ACE student can help in the mentoring process for the clerkship students. The students are expected to assist with the workup of new patients who present in the clinic, Emergency Department, from consults, and from pre and post-operative presentations. In the clinic, they will be initial providers for many patients. They are expected to assist in the operating room, particularly with the patients they have initially evaluated. An ACE student would be expected to be able to first assist in appropriate cases where there are not other residents who have priority. They are expected to assist with post-operative management of the patients on the service. The students will share night call one night per week with the overnight Resident covering this service. There is no weekend call, but the ACE student is expected to participate in weekend rounds and activities with the caveat that one day in every seven, on average, must be an off day. This day is typically a weekend day. The student will be expected to participate in the Division's conferences and to provide one prepared topical presentation to the team during the rotation. The rotation supervisors will closely observe the student. Final evaluation will be completed by the Rotation Supervisor. Appropriate input for this evaluation will be provided from all residents and attendings that the student has worked with during the elective.
Suggested Learning Resources:
Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery: Second Edition
American Pediatric Surgical Association
Journal of Pediatric Surgery