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Electives - Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes (Clinical)
Elective Number: (Oasis E62b) 2403
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Repaske
Rotation Coordinator: Helen Madison (HMD4A@virginia.edu)
Duration: 4 weeks maximum, 2 weeks minimum
Available: All rotations
Report to: Pediatric Endocrinology Attending
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Battle Building, 6C conference room
Typical day: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The intent of this elective is to provide 4th year students with a broad exposure to pediatric endocrine problems and diabetes care. The students will function as interns. They will see and evaluate endocrine and diabetes patients in clinic and as inpatient consultations under the supervision of faculty attendings. They will be responsible for seeing patients and gathering information, development of an appropriate care plan and presenting the patient to the attending. Students will be considered an active and essential part of the clinical team! They will observe new onset diabetes and new insulin pump teaching. They will determine areas of need for better patient education. A sound background in normal versus abnormal growth and pubertal development will be emphasized, in addition to learning diagnostic and management strategies for common pediatric endocrine disorders. The AI will prepare a clinical case with case discussion including a summary handout to present at our divisional case conference on the last Tuesday of the rotation.