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ACE - A. I. in Ambulatory Pediatrics

Elective Number: (Oasis E62i) 2409

Rotation Supervisor: Shakun Gupta, MD

Duration: 4 weeks

Available: All Rotations

Report to: Clinic Attending

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Battle Building, 6th Floor, C-Clinic - General Pediatrics

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.

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: 1

Course Description: The intent of this elective is to provide 4th year students with a broad exposure to ambulatory pediatric problems. The students will function as interns. They will evaluate and manage patients as independently as possible under the supervision of faculty attendings and will work closely with pediatric residents. A sound background in well child care, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, and adolescent care as well as experience in managing acute and chronic ambulatory problems will be emphasized. The AI will prepare patient handout and will give presentation to interns in the clinic. The AI may participate in evening and weekend clinic hours.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be familiar with the patient care and medical knowledge required for the management of well children, including:
    1. monitoring normal growth and development
    2. routine immunization schedules
    3. routine screening procedures
    4. anticipatory guidance
  2. Be able to diagnose and manage common outpatient problems and illnesses, including:
    1. upper respiratory infections, pharyngitis and otitis media
    2. gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea and vomiting
    3. common skin problems, such as eczema and imetigo
    4. common behavioral problems, such as enuresis and ADHD
    5. chronic medical issues, such as asthma and obesity
  3. Develop communication/interpersonal skills and demonstrate professionalism necessary to develop effective working relationships with patients, families and colleagues.