Last Revision: 3/11
M3 Pediatric Clerkship: Inpatient Intended Learning Objectives
The overall goals for the third year Pediatric Clerkship are listed on the Overall Intended Learning Objectives. Additional specific ILOs for the inpatient experience are listed below.
: The students will learn:
1) Common acute and chronic pediatric conditions and the importance of age on their manifestations and treatment. Relevant inpatient topics include:
· Fluid management, electrolytes, nutrition
· Respiratory infections/pneumonias
· Urinary tract infections
·Failure to thrive
· Apparent Life Threatening Events
·CXR interpretations ·Fever work-up ·Meningitis
2) To assess development on all patients as part of the inpatient evaluation
3) Principles of physiology applicable to children from birth through adulthood, especially age-related changes (e.g. interpret variations in vital signs based on age)
4) Principles of pharmacology applicable to children (e.g. appropriate drug dose calculations in children)
5) The progression and treatment of pediatric illnesses in hospitalized children
6) The role of multi-disciplinary teams in the care of hospitalized patients
7) Approaches to chronic illness and disability
: The students will demonstrate competence in:
1) Communication Skills:
·Family Centered Rounds: Interacting effectively and sensitively with families, patients, and health care team members. Effective communication about the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and family. Avoid vague terms and jargon.
· Written Notes: Write clear, complete and organized admission and progress notes on patients
2) History Taking: Obtain thorough pediatric history including complete history of present illness, past medical and surgical history, medications, immunizations, allergies, family history, social history, developmental, immunizations, diet and complete review of systems.
3) Physical Exams: As per overall ILO.
4) Clinical Problem Solving: As per overall ILO.
5) Clinical Decision Making: Develop ability to create an accurate assessment and plan with a rationale.
6) Self-Education: Access and critically evaluate literature, including using skills in evidence-based medicine
The student will be expected to:
1) Demonstrate ownership, initiative and individual responsibility when taking care of patients.
2) Actively take responsibility for self-education and feedback
3) Complete all responsibilities and requirements (including timely submission of notes to the medical student worksheet) promptly
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