Inpatient Rotation (3 Weeks)
The focus of this part of the rotation is to increase exposure to the principles of inpatient management of acutely ill children or children with chronic illnesses. The student will function as part of an integrated team consisting of pediatric interns, residents and attendings. The students are expected to actively participate in the care of their patients, which includes writing daily notes, admission histories and physicals, as well as orders (cosigned by your residents). Oral presentations on rounds are an integral part of the learning experience. Call with the inpatient team is every 4th night.
Outpatient Rotation (3 Weeks)
The focus of this portion of the rotation are the principles of care for well children, preventative medicine and outpatient management of acute illnesses. The student will interact with a wide variety of health care professionals including pediatric interns, residents, attendings and nurse practitioners. The student will perform history and physicals on patients in the clinic and present her/his findings and therapeutic plan to the clinic attending. The student will also spend 2 days in the newborn nursery during the outpatient rotation. Call will be in the SCH ER approximately 1 time per week.