PEDIG 1701: Pediatric Rotation

Credits 6.0
Third year, 4-week rotation designed to introduce students to management of common pediatric conditions. Emphasis is placed on obtaining a pediatric history, performing physical examination, communicating with adult care givers, formulating differential diagnoses, and selecting appropriate diagnostic studies where appropriate. Students should be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, provide patient and family education, well child examinations and anticipatory guidance, and begin to develop a cost-effective management plan that incorporates necessary referrals. Rotation settings include both hospital residency-based and ambulatory-based sites. There is a national standardized post-rotation examination at the conclusion of this rotation.