Apr 01, 2023
PEDI 300 - PEDIATRICS[304 Hours]
A clinical clerkship of eight weeks is served on
the general pediatric, newborn wards and ambulatory clinics
of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. A few students also
have the option of serving the entire eight week clerkship on
the Pediatric services of University Medical Center, Lafayette.
Students are assigned patients on admission by rotation, and
are responsible for taking histories, examining patients, and
assisting in the work up of patients under staff supervision.
Utilization of each patient as a learning experience in total
child care is approached through completion of a pediatric
work up involving assessment of the child’s mental and
physical growth and development, nutrition, and socioeconomic
factors. Teaching rounds and conferences are held
daily, but the student is expected to exercise initiative in
learning about his/her own patients as well as other patients
on the team. Students present cases to the pediatrics faculty
and other members of their block. Significance and
techniques of health/maintenance are emphasized through
participation in well child clinics. Students spend time in local
pediatricians’ offices in order to get a balanced appreciation of
the practice of pediatrics.