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PEDIATRIC CLINICAL CLERKSHIP ELECTIVES


Pediatric Specialty Selectives

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology (Tulane Hospital for Children)

Check with Student Coordinator for availability.
(Course Code: MDPD IMM C/T)

The student will act as a fellow with staff supervision in the evaluation of children with allergic diseases (asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema), immunologic disorders or collagen-vascular diseases. The student will participate in the care of inpatients and outpatients at Tulane Hospital for Children. There will be four weekly clinics, daily rounds on inpatients, and several teaching conferences weekly. Selected reading material will be provided. No exam and no night call.

Quota: 1 student
Duration: 4 weeks

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (Tulane Hospital for Children)

Check with Student Coordinator for availability.
(Course Code: MDPD END C/T)

This selective will consist of work with clinic and hospitalized patients at Tulane Hospital for Children with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus. No night call. No final exam.

Quota: 1 student (Blocks 01-10)
Duration: 4 weeks

Medical Genetics (Tulane Hospital for Children)

Check with Student Coordinator for availability.
(Course Code: MDPD GNT TMC)

The student will participate in clinical genetics evaluations in clinic and hospital consults. There will be exposure to dysmorphic syndromes, inborn errors of metabolism, chromosomal syndromes, adult-onset genetics disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Emphasis will be on the clinical approach to genetic differential diagnosis and testing. The student will also attend weekly genetics clinic conferences and seminars. The student may prepare (student's choice) a literature survey in an area of interest for presentation. No night call. No final exam.

Quota: 1 student
Duration: 4 weeks

Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinical Consultation Service (Tulane Hospital for Children)

(Course Code: MDPD IDS C/T)

The student will be part of the pediatric infectious disease clinical team consisting of an attending physician, a fellow, and 1-2 residents. Together they will make daily rounds at the Tulane Hospital for Children and attend Pediatric Infectious Disease clinics, including Pediatric TB and HIV clinics. As part of the team, the student will be responsible for seeing and evaluating all consultation requests as well as for following active consultations requiring additional input from the service. The student will be expected to read in depth about problems seen on clinical service and to develop an approach to the evaluation and management of children with an infectious disease. This selective is normally for one month, but depending on interest, can be for a longer time. No night call. No final exam, but the student is expected to make a presentation of a topic at a clinical conference.

Quota: 1 student
Duration: 4 week

Med-Peds Selective

(MDPD MPD CH)

The student will spend four weeks under the supervision of Med-Peds faculty. The mornings will include a combination private practice clinic or rounding on inpatients with the faculty member if they are on service. Several afternoons each week will be in the clinic of one of the Med-Peds faculty preceptors. One afternoon each week will be devoted to personal academic time. There are two Med-Peds noon conferences during the month as well as a journal club the student will be expected to attend.

Objectives:

  1. Observe the multifaceted practice opportunities a career in Med-Peds affords.
  2. Enhance outpatient clinical skills.
  3. Observe office practices.

M-F Outline:

  • Round with staff in the morning on the inpatients or attend clinic.
  • Attend noon conferences with the residents.
  • Attend clinic with staff one to two afternoons per week.

Quota: 1 student
Duration: four weeks
Prerequisites: End of third year students by special petition and approval of the course director.

Pediatric Nephrology (Tulane Hospital for Children)

(Course Code: MDPD NEP C/T) 

The student will function as a "Junior Fellow". He/she will actively participate in the evaluation and management of patients with various renal diseases such as glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, congenital tubular disorders, obstructive nephropathy, and end-stage renal disease (dialysis/transplant) at Tulane Hospital for Children. Daily rounds on inpatients, two weekly renal clinics and a series of teaching conferences provide the student with the opportunity to evaluate patients in a variety of settings. Experience with dialysis and transplantation and renal biopsy is included. No night call. No final exam.

Quota: 1 student (Blocks 01-10)
Duration: 4 weeks

Pediatric Pulmonary (Tulane Hospital for Children)

(Course Code: MDPD PUL C/T)

This Selective is established to provide the students with the opportunity to become involved in depth with the care of children with respiratory disease. The student will be assigned duties as a member of the Pediatric Pulmonary inpatient team that will involve inpatient and outpatient care of such children at Tulane Hospital for Children. The outpatient experience may include Tulane pulmonology clinics at Ochsner Clinic and other clinics in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. There are also opportunities to gain expertise in pulmonary auscultation, chest radiograph interpretation, special imaging flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and the evaluation of pulmonary function. No night call. No final exam.

Quota: 1 student
Duration: 4 weeks

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