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Pediatrics

PED100
PED100A
Ambulatory Pediatrics
Ronald Marino, DO, MPH

Course Description: The 4th year ambulatory pediatric experience is tailor made for each student to enable them to experience and participate in the full range of outpatient primary care experiences. Students will function under senior resident and faculty tutelage seeing patients for acute care as well as health supervision and chronic care. Concepts of screening, immunizations and adherence to AAP policies and Bright futures guidelines will be addressed. Students may have the opportunity to participate in school health and community teaching events. The rotation will take place at one or more outpatient sites including a clinic in Hempstead NY as well as one in Mineola. Students will also participate in the many other pediatric educational offerings at Winthrop University Hospital including Grand Rounds, Televideo and morning conferences. At the conclusion of the rotation students should feel comfortable examining and treating children and families with a broad range of conditions and ages.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


PED101
Genetics
Moris Angulo, MD

Course Description: This elective focuses on evaluation and management of children with genetic disorders. The student will help in the evaluation of children with undiagnosed as well as known genetic problems. The student will also be exposed to genetic counseling, the evaluation of children with hereditary structural defects, and diagnosis and management of children with inborn errors of metabolism. While most patients will be seen in the outpatient suite, the student will also be involved in the inpatient genetic consultation service.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


PED103
PED103A
Neonatal Intensive Care
Nazeeh Hanna, MD

Course Description: The student becomes a part of the resident team responsible for care in the tertiary level NICU. Students help in evaluation and treatment of critically ill neonates, participate in daily teaching rounds, and are supervised in the performance of basic neonatal procedures. The student is exposed to a wide variety of neonatal and perinatal problems. The student will join the team as they interact with the busy Maternal Fetal Medicine Division in the discussion and management of high risk pregnancies. Weekly conferences with the neonatal and perinatal staffs and delivery room attendance help to make the neonatal elective a balanced and fulfilling experience.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


PED104
PED104A
Pediatric Cardiology
Carlos Montoya, MD

Course Description: This elective will involve team management in both inpatient and outpatient cardiology for patient care in congenital and acquired heart disease. The experience will includes history and physical exam of cardiac patients and interpretation of EKG,stress tests, as well as Holter and event monitor interpretations. The elective emphasizes critical thinking, assessment and management skills.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


PED105
PED105A
Pediatric Endocrinology
Mariano Castro-Magana, MD

Course Description: Students will see a broad variety of patients in the endocrinology clinic including: diabetes, growth disorders, thyroid dysfunction, abnormal puberty, irregular menses and more. They will learn about diagnostic testing and interpretation of laboratory and radiologic studies. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the inpatient endocrinology consultation and rounds. Students will attend journal club and a lecture series.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


PED106
PED106A
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Mark Weinblatt, MD

Course Description: Students will spend most of their time in the Cancer Center for Kids where they will see a variety of patients in the outpatient clinic. They will join the attending in seeing new and returning patients, and when deemed appropriate, will be the first to evaluate patients in the clinic and be expected to present and discuss the patient with the attending. The students will join the inpatient attending on rounds to see and discuss complicated or interesting patients. The student will also be asked to prepare a short presentation on a hematology or oncology topic of interest near the end of the rotation.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Completion of the Pediatric Clerkship


PED107
PED107A
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Leonard Krilov, MD

Course Description: The student, by participating in daily Pediatric Infectious Disease consultation rounds, will learn to organize historical and physical exam data for purposes of developing differential diagnoses and recommending laboratory evaluations and appropriate antimicrobial regimens. Laboratory data from the microbiology, serology and virology labs will be gathered, studied and incorporated into the final plan of management. The student will learn the basic epidemiological principles of Infection Control and participate in ongoing clinical research within the division. The student will learn about international health issues: parasites, rickets, hepatitis A, B, C, malaria and vaccines for travel. A core of basic Pediatric Infectious Disease lectures will be given to the student throughout the elective.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None


PED109
Pediatric Nephrology
Manju Chandra, MD

Course Description: Students will see patients in the hospital and in the office with the attending. Students evaluate new patients and present relevant data for discussion of differential diagnosis and treatment plan. Students will learn to perform urinalysis with dipstick, examine the urine sediment with light microscopy and will get to review the sonograms and urodynamic tests performed by the pediatric nephrology division. The students on elective will see patients in the dialysis units .If no child is on dialysis during the student rotation, dialysis experience will be provided by observing adult patients .There is an established collaboration between the adult and pediatric nephrology divisions and students will attend the weekly teaching conference and monthly renal grand rounds organized by the adult nephrology division which have active participation of the pediatric nephrology attending. A core curriculum has been developed for the elective and students will be exposed to all topics in the curriculum either through direct patient contact, review of charts of such patients or review of teaching cases.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


PED110
PED120A
Pediatric Pulmonology
Melodi Pirzada, MD

Course Description: This elective will encompass the evaluation and management of the child with acute and/or chronic lung disease. Students will see both outpatients and round on and perform consultation of children hospitalized for respiratory problems.  Students will learn the utility of all diagnostic studies commonly used to manage lung diseases of children, including flexible bronchoscopy and pulmonary function tests.  A physiologic approach will be stressed and students should feel comfortable managing children with common respiratory illness.  Students will be expected to give a short presentation on one aspect of pediatric lung disease at the end of their rotation.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None


PED111
Subinternship in Pediatrics
Warren Rosenfeld, MD

Course Description: Students, under the supervision of attending and resident staff, are assigned patients on the wards. They assume primary responsibility for initial evaluations, diagnostic procedures and ongoing management of patients, acting as an intern on the team. Students are assigned patient work-ups; participate fully in teamwork and teaching rounds, and attend all teaching conferences. Students are expected to take call as a pediatric intern.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 3
Pre-requisite: Completion of the Pediatric Clerkship
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