|SOM Elective Brochure|
|Electives Type: Clinical|
Pediatric Surgery in Austin
Successful completion of Year 2
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of Surgery Clerkships
|Responsible Faculty Director:
Tory Meyer, M.D.
Jeffrey Horwitz, M.D. Michael Josephs, M.D. Julie Sanchez, M.D. Robert Schlechter, M.D. Nilda Garcia,M.D. Erich Grethel,M.D. Ankur Rana, M.D., David Tuggle, M.D.
|Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-324-7860
including Period 12 (June), NOT including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
|Learn about common pediatric surgical problems and the preop evaluation, intraoperative decision making, and postoperative care. Be familiar with intitial evaluation of acute abdominal pain in different age groups, common surgical emergencies in newborns, and principles of trauma management in children.|
|To perform a pediatric surgical initial and subsequent assessments; write appropriate notes and orders; and to develop appropriate diagnostic and management plans. Gain technical skills in examination, diagnosis, and operative technique in pediatric surgical patients. Demonstrate an understanding of the initial evaluation and mechanisms of injury of pediatric trauma management. Discuss physiologic differences between children and adults relevant to surgical issues. Develop familiarity with pediatric indications and techniques of thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery.|
|Description of course activities|
|Attendance in office, hospital rounds, inpatient and outpatient surgery. Evaluation of patients in emergency department (including trauma); caring for hospitalized pediatric surgical patients; and performing consultations with attending pediatric surgeon. Participation in operative cases, including major and minor cases, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. Writing of notes on pediatric surgical patients. Attending conferences.|
|Type of students who would benefit from the course|
|Students interested in careers in Pediatrics (especially hospital and office-based General Pediatrics, Pediatric Subspecialties, Neonatology, Gastroenterology), Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. 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 4062 on the application.|
|Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Day of Week||AM||PM|
|Monday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery or office||1:00 to 6:00-office, rounds|
|Tuesday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery||1:00 to 6:00-office, rounds|
|Wednesday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery or office||1:00 to 6:00-conference, office|
|Thursday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery or office||1:00 to 6:00-office, rounds|
|Friday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery or office||1:00 to 6:00-rounds|
|Saturday||7:00 to1:00-Surgery , rounds|
|Average number of patients seen per week: 30|
|Call Schedule: Once every four days|
|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?|
|B.||Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?|
|Variable on rounds, biweekly at conference|
|C.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?|
|Informal but organized (No Powerpoint, please!)|
|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)?|
|Progress Notes on patients followed by student.|
|B.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?|
|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.?|
|Related to cases|
|F.||Audience - Who assesses the studentís 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)?|
|Students are expected to have read and be knowledgeable before all OR cases. They should be self motivated and aggressive about following patients and seeking learning opportunities. They should attend Grand Rounds, Trauma Conference, Resident teaching conference, Cancer conference, and Journal Club. Arrangements can be made to attend adult general surgery conferences at Brackenridge Hospital if desired.|
|6. Other Modes of Evaluation|
|Please explain below.|
|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.