Pediatric Behavioral and Developmental Elective - PEDI 558-01
Junior Internal Medicine and Junior Pediatric Clerkship
University of Maryland Hospital
737 W. Lombard Street
Description and Goals:
The goals of the elective include increasing the students' awareness and understanding of normal and abnormal development; facilitating the students' appreciation of the many and varied influences on a child's development (the biopsychosocial model); and exposing the students to various developmental and behavioral disorders, their evaluation and treatment. The students will be offered a variety of experiences, some of which can be tailored to the individual's particular interest. The students will accompany staff as they perform developmental and behavioral assessments and treatment planning in the pediatric subspecialty clinic, and at outlying sites. Students will be expected to make a formal presentation to faculty at the end of their elective on a subject that is relevant to the field of behavior and development and that is of interest to them. Some teaching activities will include didactic seminars, modules, videos and recommended reading. Other teaching sessions taking place in the Department of Pediatrics during the students' elective time will be open to the students. There will be no night call expected for this elective.
Number of Students:
1 per rotation
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-4, 9-48
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Trevor Valentine, M.D., Asst. Professor
Fax: (410) 328-0646
Prior approval required, contact Dr. Valentine.
Last Revision: January 4, 2014