SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Pediatric Dermatology in Austin
Course Number
PEDU-4064
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 3 
      Additional Requirements:
none
Responsible Faculty Director:
Moise L. Levy, M.D.
Other Faculty:
Emily Croce, CPNP
Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia M. McElligott at tmmcelligott@seton.org or 512-324-7860
Periods Offered
1-12
including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
 1. Students should learn to recognize and manage common pediatric/adolescent dermatological diseases. 2. Appreciation of uncommon dermatological conditions seen in this patient population and their impact on the child and family.

Objectives
 1)Describe skin lesions in such a manner as to convey their appearances to colleagues, using correct dermatolgic descriptors. 2)Identify common dermatological entities. 3)Identify the therapeutic options available for common skin diseases and utilize first- and second-line treatments.

Description of course activities
 Students will work one-on-one with Dermatology faculty, both in the outpatient clinic and the inpatient setting. There will be ample time for independent reading. Review of text and journal materials is essential. In addition, an informal brief presentation lasting no more than 30 minutes is strongly suggested on a dermatologic topic of the studentís choosing.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students interested in pediatrics or dermatology (pediatric dermatology). 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 4064 on the application.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday 8:00-12 OR/Clinic 1-5 Clinic
  Tuesday 8:00-12 Clinic 1-5 Clinic and Consults
  Wednesday 8:00-12 Clinic 1-5 Clinic and Consults
  Thursday 8:00-12 OR/Clinic 1-5 Clinic and Consults
  Friday 8:30-12 Clinic/Procedures Self-Directed Study
  Saturday
  Sunday
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 80-90  
  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?
    Course director, associate or attending.
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    An informal brief presentation lasting no more than 30 minutes is strongly suggested on a dermatologic topic of the studentís choosing.
  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?
    written notes on in-pt. consultations
  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

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)?
    Expect students to be present and a part of the health care team for each clinic session assigned.

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
    During independent study time, the student will be asked to read about each new condition encountered, using both textbooks and literature searches, and discuss his/her findings the next day.

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