SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective - at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin
Course Number
PEDU-4033
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 3 
      Additional Requirements:
n/a
Responsible Faculty Director:
Sujit Iyer, MD
Other Faculty:
George Miner, MD Mark Tabarrok, MD
Location to Report on First Day
Contact: Tricia McElligott tmmcelligott@seton.org or 512-324-7960
Periods Offered
1-11
including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
 For the student to develop practical skills in the efficient and accurate diagnosis and management of children with a wide range of urgent and emergent problems.

Objectives
 The student will learn techniques of suturing, cast and splint application, x-ray diagnosis and clinical lab assessment, in addition to diagnosis and management skills.

Description of course activities
 This is a very active rotation. The Children's Emergency Center has over 76,000 patient visits per year. This is the only children's emergency department available in Central Texas, and one of only 3 level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the state. The student will work approximately 32 hours per week with a full-time attending physician staffing the patients with them. To the extent of the student's demonstrated ability, they will be an active participant in the assessment, planning of management, and the treatment of trauma, acute medical emergencies, and minor medical/surgical, drop-in patients.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students who plan a career in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Medicine. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.org 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 4033 on the application.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday *Patient care *Patient care
  Tuesday *Patient care *Patient care
  Wednesday *Patient care *Patient care
  Thursday *Patient care *Patient care
  Friday *Patient care *Patient care
  Saturday *Patient care *Patient care
  Sunday *Patient care *Patient care
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 25-30; *shifts vary  
  Call Schedule:   None  

  Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Activity Hours per Week
  Faculty contact time

  Self-directed study

  Data collection/analysis

  Other


Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Where are students observed on this elective?
    Inpatient service   Ambulatory   Surgery   Standardized patients
Patients simulators   Other
  B. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Daily
  C. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback
Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    Faculty
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    Daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    Clinical case presentations
  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)?
    Daily
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    Patient care notes
  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 studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Examination
  Format
    Oral   Written multiple choice   Written essay / short answer   OSCE
Other

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)?
    Attendance at weekly Wednesday lecture series which includes cored didactics, radiology and simulation.

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
    Observation by faculty and completion of UTMBís elective evaluation form.

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