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Pediatric Emergency Medicine - PEDI 547


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkships


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

This elective will allow the student to more independently identify and manage actively ill pediatric patients. Clinical skills will be instructed which will clarify the approach to the acutely ill child. In addition, 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 of performing 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 an attending Pediatrician assigned to the Pediatric ER. Teaching conferences are held daily and include general pediatric problem management and presentation of Pediatric Emergency Medicine topics. The student will be responsible to present a conference during the rotation. Also, the student will be expected to take night and weekend call.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - Yes
Weekends - Yes
Call - Yes

Faculty Responsible:

Getachew Teshome, M.D.
(410) 328-6677 

Administrative Contact:

Rose Robinson
(410) 328-6662
Fax: (410) 328-0646  


Last Revision:  April 7, 2014