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Pediatric Internship Readiness

Elective Number: 2430

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Jeremy Middleton jpm8k@virginia.edu

Designated Signer: Shaun Wickline; 924-2457

Duration: 2 weeks

Available: Rotation 13b - Class of 2015

Report to: Drs. Middleton, Paget-Brown & Mutter

Time to Report: 9:00AM

Place to Report: Life Support Learning Center

Typical Day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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: 10

Course Description: This is a two-week integrated curriculum with emphasis on practice-based leaning. Through a variety of case-based learning sessions using simulation, task trainers, role-playing and group discussion, students will formulate appropriate management plans for high acuity pediatric medical conditions, learn necessary procedural skills, demonstrate productive team-based communication skills and develop important time management strategies. The culmination of problem-based and procedural learning will be a final cumulative practice and testing period with simulation scenarios on a task trainer incorporating clinical decision-making and procedural intervention choices.


1. Forumulate appropriate management plans for a variety of common, urgent pediatric medical conditions that will be encountered during an internship.

2. For common pediatric procedures, recognize when it is indicated, organize necessary supplies and demonstrate proper technique.

3. Describe & demonstrate necessary communication skills, time management strategies and methods to reduce stress.

Example Days:

Day 1:

9-10am Approach to the ill child (interactive, discussion & didactics)

11-Noon Case-based scenarios (simulation using manikin): Neonatal Sepsis

12-1pm Lunch Break

1-3pm Pain Management strategies for the inpatient (lecture w/role playing scenarios)

3-4pm IV Fluid Management (lecture)

Day 2:

9am-12noon Case-based scenarios (simulation using manikin): Respiratory Distress Infant/Child

12-1pm Lunch Break

1-4pm Procedure Afternoon (intubation of manikins, suturing, IO, etc.)


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