|SOM Elective Brochure|
|Electives Type: Clinical|
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology – at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin
Successful completion of Year 2
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of Pediatric Clerkship.
|Responsible Faculty Director:
Amy Fowler, M.D.
|Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia M. McElligott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-324-7860
including Period 12 (June), NOT including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
|The student will be exposed to the diagnosis and management of malignant diseases and benign hematologic disorders, and develop an appreciation for the diverse nature of common oncologic and hematologic problems in children.|
|1. Demonstrate the ability to perform a relevant clinical history in children with known or suspected malignat and hematologic disorders, and improve physical examination skills. 2. Demonstrate knowledge about etiology, pathophysiology, natural history, evaluation, and management of common pediatric malignant and hematologic disorders. Use this knowledge to develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for various presentations of common hematologic or malignant disorders. 3. Understand long term impact of various therapeutic modalities including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant. 4. Learn to use scientific evidence to guide and improve patient care practices. 5. Develop comfort interpreting common laboratory hematology studies and peripheral blood smears. 6. Learn to work with and appreciate the multidisciplinary team which is required to provide care for a chronically ill child. 7. Develop an appreciation for the ethical problems that may occur in the practice of medicine.|
|Description of course activities|
|Patient care will be delivered in both inpatient and outpatient setting. There may or may not be residents assigned to the service during any rotation.|
|Type of students who would benefit from the course|
|This course is particularly valuable for students interested in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, and Pathology. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at email@example.com or fax at 512-324-7988 for approval. Visiting students should submit an application through VSAS: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/174 Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution and indicate you wish to take PEDU 4049 on the application.|
|Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Day of Week||AM||PM|
|Average number of patients seen per week: 10-20|
|Call Schedule: None|
|Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Activity||Hours per Week|
|Faculty contact time||
|1. Clinical Observation|
|A.||Where are students observed on this elective?|
Patients simulators Other
|B.||Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?|
|C.||Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?|
End of period
|2. Oral Presentation|
|A.||Audience - To whom does the student present?|
|Faculty; +/- residents|
|B.||Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?|
|C.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?|
|Clinical case presentation format|
|D.||Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?|
|Self-assessment Peer assessment Faculty assessment|
|E.||Method of content selection|
|Current cases Student-selected topic Assigned topic|
|3. Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)|
|A.||Frequency of written assignment(s)?|
|B.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?|
|Follow electronic clinic note template, or SOAP|
|C.||Length of written assignment(s)?|
|Abstract Annotated bibliography 1 - 2 page paper 3+ page paper|
|D.||Are recent references required? No If yes, how are they selected?|
|E.||Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?|
|F.||Audience - Who assesses the student’s written performance?|
|Peer Assessment Faculty Assessment Other|
essay / short answer
|5. Extra Course Activities|
|What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?|
|1. Pediatric Cancer Conference (Tumor Board) – Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am in the surgical conference room (near procedure rooms). Attendance required. 2. Neuro-oncology Tumor Board – 4N conference room every other Friday morning at 7:30. Attendance optional. 3. Review of relevant articles/slide sets available through the course director.|
|6. Other Modes of Evaluation|
|Please explain below.|
|Faculty will complete the standard UTMB evaluation form.|
|7. If this course is an Acting Internship, please complete the following:|
Specify how the student will be given formative feedback on their clinical skills.
List advanced clinical skills that a student will be assured an opportunity to practice.
List other advanced clinical skills that a student may be exposed to depending on clinical case availability.
How will the acting intern student have responsibilities similar to a PGY1 resident? How will their responsibilities differ?
How will this course help prepare a student enter an internship in this field or a related field?
How will midpoint feedback be provided to the student? How will you remediate deficiencies identified at midpoint?
Acting Internship students often seek letters of recommendation following their experience. How many different faculty are they likely to encounter during this course? What is the usual number of working days they can expect to encounter the same individual faculty member? Describe the degree of supervision and interaction with faculty vs. residents or other providers.