SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Pediatric Pulmonary Elective at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin
Course Number
PEDU-4043
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 2 
      Additional Requirements:
Successful completion of Pediatric Clerkship
Responsible Faculty Director:
Jordan Scalo, M.D.
Other Faculty:
Bennie McWilliams, M.D. Jason Fullmer, M.D., Brian Kang, M.D., Ameet Daftary, MD
Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.org
Periods Offered
1-12
including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
 To gain experience and knowledge with diagnosis and therapies in the clinical practice of pediatric pulmonology.

Objectives
 1. Learn comprehensive pediatric respiratory exam specific to age group 2. Be able to construct differential diagnoses of common respiratory complaints such as wheezing, apnea, apparent life threatening event, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, dyspnea, stridor, cyanosis, hypoxemia, chest mass. 3. Learn current EPR3 guidelines regarding asthma treatment. 4. Learn indications for, and interpretation of, common diagnostic studies such as blood gas, radiographs, bronchoscopy, pneumocardiogram, sweat test.

Description of course activities
 Elective will consist of initial two weeks in outpatient clinic (Cystic Fibrosis, Tracheotomy, Pulmonary); to be followed by two weeks inpatient consultative service. Students are encouraged to research a relevant topic of their choosing, to be reviewed with faculty.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students interested in general pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology or respiratory physiology. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.orgor 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 4043 on the application.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday 8:30 5:00
  Tuesday 8:30 5:00
  Wednesday 8:30 5:00
  Thursday 8:30 5:00
  Friday 8:30 5:00
  Saturday n/a n/a
  Sunday n/a n/a
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 60  
  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?
    Optional
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
   
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
   
  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 inpatient notes
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    New patient H&P forms, follow-up note SOAP format
  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)?
   

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
   

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