HMS Elective Courses: Pediatrics


AE505M.7  Anaesthesia for Infants and Children
Directors: Redd, Sharon Lopes
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July.
Location: By arrangement, Sheila Frederick, (617) 355-7759
Time: By arrangement, Sheila Frederick, (617) 355-7759
Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the anesthesia care of children. The student will participate in departmental conferences and the pre-, intra-, and post-operative evaluation and management of patients undergoing...
NN505M.3  Pediatric Neurology
Directors: Staley, Kevin Joseph
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: In the course students will become acquainted with the basic neurological problems of childhood and gain the ability to examine children neurologically and developmentally. Students will work as part of the ward team, see patients...
NN505M.7  Child Neurology
Directors: Urion, David Kimball
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: This advanced clerkship is structured to expose the clerk to a wide variety of experiences in child neurology, and can be tailored to meet interests or needs of individual clerks. Clerks will spend week-long rotations on four...
OP503M.7  Introduction to Pediatric Ophthalmology
Directors: Hunter, David G.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: Course OP503.M.7. Introduction to Pediatric Ophthalmology. This is an introductory course, requiring no prior experience in ophthalmology. The student, supervised by David G. Hunter, MD, PhD (Ophthalmologist in Chief at Children’s...
OS504M.7  Children's Orthopedics
Directors: Hresko, M. Timothy
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: This course involves interactions with the pediatric orthopaedic service at Children's Hospital. The department includes divisions of sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery, and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can...
OT502M.7  Pediatric Otolaryngology
Directors: Rahbar, Reza
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course is designed for third and fourth year medical students interested in the field of Otolaryngology. Students will be exposed to outpatient clinics, inpatient care, and the operating room. He/she will be expected to...
PA508.7  Clinical Clerkship in Pediatric Pathology
Directors: Kurek, Kyle Christopher
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course is designed to teach the principles and techniques of pathology, with particular emphasis on diseases of childhood. Gross and microscopic studies emphasize clinico-pathologic correlations and the impact of development...
PA510.23  Embryopathology and Congenital Malformations
Directors: Bieber, Frederick Robert
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Non-Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered September and December.
Description: This course is designed to fully integrate the principles of pathology, embryology, and medical genetics as they relate to human maldevelopment and unexpected pregnancy loss through first-hand study of case material, assigned...
PD501M.3  Advanced Pediatrics
Directors: Carter, Lindsay Pindyck; Kinane, Thomas Bernard
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month.
Description: This is an advanced pediatric clerkship designed for students who have completed their Core Clerkship in Pediatrics and who desire a more intensive experience with increased responsibility in the management of pediatric patients....
PD502M.7  Adolescent Medicine
Directors: Borus, Joshua S; Gooding, Holly C
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time in December, March, May and June
Description: This course provides experience for the medical student in a busy outpatient adolescent medicine practice. The rotation will prepare students for patient care in the outpatient setting that they may experience during residency...
PD503M.7  Ambulatory Pediatrics
Directors: Cheng, Jennifer Kimberly
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered in July.
Description: This is a course for fourth year students who have completed their core pediatrics rotation and are interested in further outpatient pediatrics training. Students will spend several sessions a week in Children's Hospital Primary...
PD504M.7a  Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease
Directors: Banka, Puja
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: This clinical elective in pediatric cardiovascular disease is a month-long exploration of the many facets of the current diagnosis and management of congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. Students will function as a...
PD506M.7  Children with Disabilities
Directors: Glader, Laurie Jean
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered in August.
Description: This elective provides inpatient and outpatient experiences in caring for children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. The student will participate in interdisciplinary developmental assessment teams...
PD507M.3  Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Directors: Levitsky, Lynne L.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month.
Description: The course offers a clinical overview, using the clerkship technique, of problems of somatic growth, development, chronic illness, and endocrine/metabolic dysfunction. This course will enable the student to recognize causes of...
PD507M.7  Pediatric Endocrinology
Directors: Stafford, Diane
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
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...
PD508M.3  Clinical Genetics
Directors: Goldenberg, Paula; Holmes, Lewis Ball
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Description: This course introduces students to the principles of human genetics and teratology and how these principles relate to patient care. The teaching focuses on consultations with children and adults evaluated in the daily Genetics...
PD508M.7  Clinical Genetics
Directors: Stoler, Joan Marilyn
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month.
Description: This course will introduce students to the application of basic genetic principles to clinical genetics problems. Students will attend Genetic Rounds and clinics and participate, under supervision, in the consultation/management...
PD509M.7  Clinical Pediatric Hematology
Directors: Heeney, Matthew Macleod; Neufeld, Ellis Jacob
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course will develop awareness and experience of non-malignant clinical hematology of infants, children and adolescents. The format is a clinical consult service. Students with closely with the hematology fellow and attending...
PD511M.7  Pediatric Infectious Disease
Directors: Burchett, Sandra K.; Wessels, Michael Robert
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The student will join the fellow-resident-attending team in caring for all consultations in difficult infectious disease problems at the CH, the student taking responsibility for his/her share of this busy service. The schedule...
PD512M.1  Newborn Medicine
Directors: Brodsky, Dara D.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
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,...
PD512M.23  Newborn Medicine
Directors: Insoft, Robert Mark; Parad, Richard Barry; Ringer, Steven Alan
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: This is an elective experience for students with clincial experience in Pediatrics that extends knowledge in Newborn and Perinatal Medicine. The student will join a team of physicians and participate in the care of patients in...
PD512M.7  Newborn Medicine
Directors: Hossain, Tanzeema
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: This course will introduce students to the normal physiological and biochemical adaptations involved in the transition from fetus to newborn and acquaint the student with the recognition and treatment of major disease states that...
PD513M.J  Pediatric Oncology
Directors: Kesselheim, Jennifer Cohn
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: Students each function as a member of the oncology consult team at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The team consists of an attending physician, a fellow, and a nurse practitioner. The team consults...
PD515M.3  Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition
Directors: Hardy, Stephen C.; Israel, Esther Jacobowitz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the wide range of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases encountered in infants, children, and adolescents. The student will have the opportunity to participate in the management...
PD515M.7  Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition
Directors: Lee, Christine Ko-Eun
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent. Verbal and written English proficiency is required.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Fulltime every month
Description: This course is designed to provide the student in-depth exposure to the wide range of gastrointestinal and hepatic disease encountered in infants, children, and adolescents. The student will rotate on the inpatient gastroenterology...
PD518M.7  Pulmonary Pediatrics
Directors: Boyer, Debra
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered in December.
Description: The course offers firsthand experience with pediatric lung disease. Students will participate in the diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic decision-making for hospitalized and ambulatory patients with support and instruction from...
PD519M.SB  Burns:Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach Treatmnt, Prev.,& Rehab
Directors: Antoon, Alia Yousif
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course offers an opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary approach taken by the staff of Shriners Hospital for Children-Burns Hospital Boston to the complex problem of burns in children. This will provide an overview...
PD520M.3  Pediatric Intensive Care
Directors: Noviski, Natan
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: Students will rotate as team members in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Team consists of an attending, a fellow, and 3-4 residents in pediatrics and emergency medicine. Students will...
PD520M.7  Pediatric Intensive Care
Directors: Wolbrink, Traci Ann
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The pediatric critical-care rotation in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) at Children's Hospital Boston is designed to teach students to recognize, prevent and/or treat critical illness in children. Staff, at all...
PD523M.3  Pediatric Nephrology
Directors: Sharma, Amita
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Description: Student will participate in clinical activities, including clinics and in-patient consultations. The student will spend two weeks each in outpatient and in-patient setting with no night or weekend calls. The pediatric nephrology...
PD523M.7  Pediatric Nephrology
Directors: Baum, Michelle A.; Somers, Michael J.G.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month. Not offered Jul and August.
Description: The course will provide a working knowledge of clinical nephrology, including principles to integrate natural history, immunopathology and methods of patient evaluation ( renal biopsy, special studies, response to therapy and...
PD525M.7  Developmental Pediatrics and Learning Disorders
Directors: Rappaport, Leonard Allan; Weissman, Laura Treye
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Description: The Developmental Medicine Center provides evaluation and follow-up for children with developmental and behavioral concerns. It serves as both a fellow and residency training program and serves a wide variety of patient needs....
PD526M.7  Pediatric Nutrition
Directors: Huh, Susanna
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month. Closed July, September and February
Description: This course will provide the student with an intensive approach to nutritional problems in the hospitalized patient and to general topics in pediatric nutrition. Activities will include: didactic and clinical experience in pediatric...
PD528M.3  Primary Care Pediatrics in a Neighborhood Health Center
Directors: Gonzalez, Wanda I.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered June, July, August.
Description: The course offers students the opportunity to explore community medicine at MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center. Chelsea is an small city with a high percentage of immigrants and low income households. Approximately half their time...
PD529M.3  Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Directors: Allister, Lauren
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Description: This is an advanced pediatrics rotation for students looking to broaden their experience with acute illness and injury in the pediatric population. Fourth year students will function as sub interns, with primary ownership of their...
PD529M.7  Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Directors: Weiner, Debra L.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The student will learn to care for children with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries and will gain an appreciation of aspects of pediatric primary and tertiary care practice unique to the emergency setting. Students, under...
PD532M.27  Pediatric Rehabilitation
Directors: Nimec, Donna Lynn
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The rotation in Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer the student experience in working with children who have special needs. The primary objectives will include working with families, understanding the pathophysiology...
PD533M.7  Introduction to Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Directors: Hillier, Debra
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month. US/Canadian Sep- Dec only.
Description: Introduction to Pediatric Critical Care is a course offered to 4th year and qualified 3rd year medical students interested in the evaluation, stabilization, and management of critically ill children. The course encompasses 4...
PD534M.7  Child Abuse Pediatrics
Directors: Wilson, Celeste Raquel
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month. Closed in August.
Description: This course will offer exposure to and education about the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics, a newly designated board certified subspecialty. Students will assist with consultation on inpatient and outpatient cases where there...
PS505M.10  Child Psychiatry
Directors: Forester, Brent Peter
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month. Except March
Description: Advanced Child Psychiatry Clerks spend one month on the McLean 2E Adolescent Residential Treatment (ART) Program, under the supervision of McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the clinical teams in the programs. Advanced...
PS505M.7a  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Directors: Kitts, Robert Li; Raviola, Giuseppe James
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered December.
Description: The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry elective is a four week clinical experience on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service, the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Service and in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. There is direct supervision...
PS530M.3  Lurie Center for Autism: A Multidisciplinary Clinic for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Directors: McDougle, Christopher J
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month
Description: The Lurie Center is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides initial diagnosis and ongoing care for children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Center includes child and adult...
RD501M.1  Advanced Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology
Directors: Lieberman, Gillian B.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Description: This course is offered to students who complete the Radiology Core Clerkship and want a more thorough understanding of the Radiologic subspecialties. The standard course would include a week each of CT scanning, ultrasound, MRI...
RD501M.23  Advanced Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology
Directors: Clarke, Peter Douglas; DiSalvo, Donald N.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July, Dec, April.
Description: The course provides an opportunity for students who, having completed the core clerkship, wish further instruction in specific radiological subspecialty areas. Programs will be individually tailored to students' interests....
RD501M.3  Advanced Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology
Directors: Avery, Laura Louise; McLoud, Theresa Claire
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Description: The advanced radiology clerkship is designed to build upon the fundamentals of radiological interpretation presented during the core radiology clerkship. Students will expand their knowledge of the clinical indications for imaging...
RD501M.7  Pediatric Radiology Elective
Directors: Walters, Michele Marie
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month, except November.
Description: Students will be assigned to each one of the organ based divisions in the department such as abdominal, musculoskeletal, thoracic, oncology, vascular, fetal,interventional and neuroradiology imaging. Each of these divisons consist...
SU512M.3  Pediatric Surgery
Directors: Doody, Daniel Patrick
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course is designed to familiarize students with both routine and unusual surgical problems in infants and children. Students are offered a month in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, where they participate as members of the...
SU512M.7  Pediatric Surgery
Directors: Chen, Catherine Chia-Chi
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: A clinical clerkship which offers an opportunity to see and participate in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of surgical disorders of infants and children (abdominal, thoracic, genital, transplant, trauma, endocrine)....
SU518M.1  Introduction to Urology
Directors: Kearney, Michael C.; Kearney, Michael Christopher.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month.
Description: The course is designed as an introduction to urological problems. Common urological disorders (infection, neoplasia, BPH, stones, hematuria, and incontinence) will be reviewed systematically. The student will make daily rounds...
SU518M.23a  Diseases of the Genitourinary Tract
Directors: Kibel, Adam Stuart
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time for one month.
Description: Thie course is designed to enable students to concentrate on the clnical aspects of adult and pediatric urologic surgery, pathology, physiology, and radiology. Students will participate as members of the patient care team in...
SU518M.23b  Urologic Oncology
Directors: Kibel, Adam Stuart
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The increasing emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of genitourinary neoplasms has dramatically improved survival rates. This rotation acquaints students with the rapidly changing field of genitourinary oncology,...
SU518M.3  Clinical Urology
Directors: McDougal, W. Scott
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The course will orient students toward clinical urology with emphasis on the pathophysiology of disease and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available for management. The clerkship experience will include: 1) assignment of...
SU518M.7  Pediatric Urology
Directors: Diamond, David A.; Retik, Alan Burton
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: Full time every month.
Description: The student will attend daily rounds, observe and/or participate in the operating room, see patients in both the office and clinic setting, and attend formal conferences.
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