IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 79KX706 — PEDIATRICS

Description:

The primary objective is to provide an exposure to private outpatient pediatric practice; to teach the student the responsibility toward the community concerning pediatrics; and to manage common pediatric problems as well as to manage the more unusual diseases that one sees in practice. The student will also have the responsibility of rounding on newborns and children in the hospital under the direct supervision of a pediatrician. It is expected that the student will know how to manage common pediatric problems that they will see in practice when they complete the elective, as well as have a better understanding of electronic medical records, billing, coding, and business related to a busy, community, general pediatrics practice.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Donna Fulkerson (drf.@purdue.edu)

Director: Johari Miller, M.D.

Campus: West Lafayette

Location: IU Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette); IU Health Arnette Medical Offices (Lafayette & West Lafayette)

Other Faculty: Michael Hunter, M.D. (co-director)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Approach problems commonly encountered in pediatric practice with an emphasis on growth, development, preventive health care, and psychosocial aspects of pediatrics (SBP2)
  • 2) Evaluate and care for urgent problems encountered in general pediatric practice including status asthmaticus, febrile seizures, croup, and ingestions (PC1)
  • 3) Manage chronic conditions encountered in pediatrics including asthma, seizure disorders, and behavioral problems (MK4)

Assessment

  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assesments will be by observation of history taking, physical exam, written histories, and case presentations. Also, daily reading about cases and explanations of what has been learned about each case)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:

JuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMay
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Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Donna Fulkerson (drf.@purdue.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Contact Donna Fulkerson 765-496-7973 or drf@purdue.edu 8 weeks prior to enrollment.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Assesments will be by observation of history taking, physical exam, written histories, and case presentations. Also, daily reading about cases and explanations of what has been learned about each case.

Service Learning Included: None