PD512M.1

Newborn Medicine

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Dara Brodsky
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Not offered in July
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course will introduce students to the physiologic and biochemical adaptations involved in the transition from fetus to newborn. Students will understand, recognize, and manage the disease states that result from prematurity, asphyxia, infection, congenital anomalies, and abnormal perinatal conditions. Students will attend high risk deliveries, participate in antepartum consultations, and care for infants and their families in the forty-five bed intensive and intermediate care neonatal unit under the direction of the attending neonatologist. As a member of a multi-disciplinary care team, the student will participate in daily rounds and several neonatal, perinatal, and pediatric conferences. Students will also gain experience in high risk newborn transport and in an outpatient infant follow-up clinic for NICU graduates.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic newborn pathophysiology and evidence-based medicine are reviewed and discussed daily during clinical rounds. In addition, these concepts are reinforced by assigned readings and attendance to newborn medicine lectures.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Outstanding final project and a majority of "Honors with Distinction" in each of the categories as provided by the HMS evaluation form. Honors: Above average final project and a majority of "Honors" in each of the categories as provided by the HMS evaluation form. Satisfactory: Average final project and a majority of "Satisfactory" in each of the categories as provided by the HMS evaluation form. Unsatisfactory: Unacceptable or incomplete final project and a majority of "Unsatisfactory" in each of the categories as provided by the HMS evaluation form.