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Pediatric Sub-specialties - PEDI 540

Prerequisites:

Third year pediatrics clerkship

Location:

UMMS and affiliated outpatient clinical sites

Description and Goals:

The goal of this rotation is to introduce students to two subspecilty areas of pediatrics. This can be particularly useful for students who are considering a career in pediatrics and did not have time in subspecialty areas during their third year clerkship. Students will choose two of the following subspecialties: pulmonary/asthma, genetics, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, or neurology. They will spend time in outpatient clinics and/or on the inpatient wards depending on the specific subspecialties chosen. At the end of the rotation the student will be able to perform a history and physical exam focused on the reason for referral to the specialist, and describe the scope of practice in each of the subspecialties they experience. They will also understand the process of referral and the importance of the communication between specialist and primary care provider.

Number of Students:

3

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48

Hours:

Weekdays - yes

Faculty Responsible:

Linda Lewin
Associate Professor
410-328-6662
llewin@peds.umaryland.edu

Administrative Contact:

Rose Robinson
Clerkship Coordinator
410-328-6662
rorobinson@peds.umaryland.edu

Additional Information:

Contact Ms. Robinson prior to enrolling to be sure that the sub-specialties desired are available.

Last Revision: April 8, 2013