PD507M.7

Pediatric Endocrinology

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Alan Leichtner, Ari Wassner
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: This is a one month clinical clerkship in pediatric endocrinology and metabolism through adolescence. The student will beomce an integral member of a team of pediatric residents, Endocrine fellows and an attending responsiblt for inpatients, including an active consultations service including 3 NICU's. The student will see outpatients under attending supervision in the endocrine/diabetes program three afternoons per week. Each session is followed by a post-clinic conference. He/she may present patients at conferences of the Endocrine Division or the Dept. of Medicine. Attendance is expected at three to four weekly conferences either within the Division of Endocrinology or shared with other Endocrine programs in the Longwood area: Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham and Women's and Joslin Diabetes Center. This is a call free rotation.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
The evaluation and treatment of endocrine disorders is based an understanding of the basic physiology and pathophysiology of the various endocrine systems. A basic understanding of the hypothalamic-pitiutary-endocrine axis is required for a clear understanding of diagnosis and treatment in endocrinology. Through the care of patients, post-clinic conference and various other conferences, students will beoome familiar with the literature on which many aspects of endocrine care are based, as well as the current controversies in endocrinology
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Participates fully in the inpatient and outpatient services. Takes ownership of patients and is appropriately responsible for developing and discussing management plans. Functions well as part of a large and diverse team. Reads extensively from both textbooks and current literature concerning the diagnosis of the patients for whom he/she is responsible and actively participates in discussions concerning diagnosis and treatment. Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills in discussing patients. Honors: Participates fully in the inpatient and outpatient services. Takes ownership of patients and is appropriately responsible for developing and discussing management plans. Functions well as part of a large and diverse team. Reads from both textbooks and current literature concerning the diagnosis of the patients for whom he/she is responsible and actively participates in discussions concerning diagnosis and treatment. Satisfactory: Participates fully in the inpatient and outpatient services. Takes some ownership of patients to whom his/her care is assigned and participates in discussion, but not in development of management plans. Functions well as part of a large and diverse team. Attends conferences and reads textbooks concerning diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine disorders. Unsatisfactory: Fails to participate fully in the inpatient and outpatient services by not taking responsibility for individual patients. Does not function well as part of a team. Does not attend conferences or show interest in learning the physiology and pathophysiology of endocrine disease.