OBJECTIVE: To enable the student to participate in an interdisciplinary program serving children with disabilities, and their families. To demonstrate coordination required to manage complex medical and psychological problems.
OFFERED: January, February, March, April, May and June
STUDENTS: Maximum: 1 visiting medical student for each rotation
REQUIRED: Completion of core clerkship in Pediatrics. The elective will be of particular interest to students interested in Pediatrics, Family Practice, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Child Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
DESCRIPTION: Students will participate in outpatient and inpatient programs including case conferences, rounds, and seminars. The student will see the evolution of medical, education, and social prescriptions for individual children and their families. Areas of emphasis might include:
1) Diagnosis approach to the child with disabilities
2) Syndrome identification in the pediatric practice Medical genetics, including cytogenetics
3) The psycho-social assessment of the family. Visits to community agencies serving children with disabilities will be arranged.
DUTIES: Evaluation of outpatients and inpatients with faculty supervision. Participation in hospital consults on the same basis.