Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tzvi Aaron, MD
Course Description: This elective will allow the student to more independently identify and manage actively ill pediatric patients. The student will develop knowledge and skill in the approach to the acutely ill child. Differential diagnosis and pathophysiology of pediatric conditions will be reviewed. The student will be given the opportunity to engage in the dynamics surrounding illness and coping mechanisms of the family with the acutely ill child. The student will have the opportunity to perform procedures such as: IV insertion, venipuncture, lumbar puncture, suture repair, incision and drainage, and simple splinting. Patients seen by the student will be directly supervised by the Pediatric ED Attending. The student will be expected to take night and weekend shifts.
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Pediatrics Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine and VSAS (MD, DO)