Elective Number: (Oasis E74z) (arranged) 2913
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Bill McCullough
Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (firstname.lastname@example.org); 924-9484
Duration: 2 weeks
Available: 3, 4a, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10b, 11, 12, 13, 14
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Residency/Student Elective Office - Room 1832
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 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: 1
Course Description: This is an ideal rotation for anyone interested in pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties, or in pediatric radiology. The rotation will offer the medical student an introduction to the importance of imaging and the role of the pediatric radiologist in the pediatric health care system. The physician in training will gain experience in radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, and MRI as they apply to children.
- Enhance knowledge of pediatric anatomy, physiology and pathology through imaging.
- Obtain familiarization of the integral components of radiology reports.
- Prepare the fourth year medical student to effectively use radiology resources for pediatric patient care by introducing the specific modalities used in pediatric imaging, and the why, when, and how they are implemented for clinical applications.
- Enable medical students who plan to work with children to appreciate the considerations unique to imaging them, including aspects of the patient/parent/health care team dialog.
- Learn to recognize common pediatric pathologies and diseases with imaging at various patient ages, such as infections, fractures, congenital malformations, and tumors.
To aid the medical student in meeting the above mentioned objectives, the student will participate in all read outs with the pediatric radiology faculty, will attend inter-disciplinary conferences such as NICU daily imaging rounds, General pediatric imaging conference, and Pediatric heme/onc conference, and will review prepared teaching materials for self-study or one-on-one with a resident and an attending. Medical students will be present during the decision-making process, planning, and management of patients.
General hours of work during the rotation are 8:30-5:00pm. An active level of participation is expected. Working with children is both delightful and challenging. This rotation will provide an exposure to the role of imaging in pediatric patient care.