|Academic Year||2017-2018 Academic Year|
|Sponsoring Department||Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine|
|Other Departments|| |
|Involved in Clerkship||None|
|Course Duration||4 weeks|
|Visiting Students Accepted||Yes|
|Eligibility||Students from LCME or AOA-accredited schools|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of all Year 3 required clerkships|
|Scheduling Information||All visiting student electives are scheduled by Resident Affairs through VSAS. Check the WMed Website for exceptions to this policy. WMed Scheduling Coordinator 269.337.6040.|
Aaron Lane-Davies, MDBryan Corpus, MD
|Course Instructors||Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Faculty|
|Program Coordinator||Allison Myers|
|Sites Available||Bronson Children’s Hospital|
|Description||Advanced Hospital Pediatrics is a hospital based pediatric rotation that utilizes Bronson Children’s Hospital as its clinical site. This center is the tertiary care referral center for pediatric disorders in Southwest Michigan. Fourth year students who have successfully completed all Year 3 required clerkships are eligible to register for this course. During this rotation, students will focus on the development of patient management skills as they assume primary responsibility for patient care.|
After completion of this elective, each student will be able to:
- Take primary responsibility for their patients.
- Perform focused histories, physicals, and communicate orally and in writing appropriately.
- Share information effectively with patients and families.
- Prioritize and organize work effectively.
- Anticipate what patients will need during the course of hospitalization (i.e. when they need to be re-examined, when a lab needs to be repeated, when additional therapy is necessary, when additional history needs to be obtained, discharge criteria) and communicating this information effectively in hand-overs.
- Re-evaluate patients when taking on their care (i.e. the assessment and plan, as well as the clinical status and looking further when the clinical picture is not consistent with the expected course).
- Coping with uncertainty in patient care issues (i.e. knowing what you know and what you do not know, accessing best resources, and knowing when and how to get help).
- Function as a "team player" with families, residents, attendings, nurses, ancillary staff and all others involved in the care of the patient.
- Coordinate the care of patients during hospitalization and in planning for discharge.
|Grading||Pass / Fail|
|Assessment||Faculty evaluation of performance on course objectives|