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Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Completion of the Pediatrics Clerkship.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this elective is to develop and enhance the student's understanding and skills in pathophysiology, physical diagnosis, and management of pediatric allergic, immunologic, and respiratory disease.

COMPETENCIES: By the end of the clinical experience, the student should be able to demonstrate a novice's level of expertise in data-gathering (history and physical) for an allergy/pulmonology/immunology patient, interpretation of chest x-rays, CT's, and laboratory studies and the workup and management of children with allergic, immunologic, and respiratory diseases.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: Students will participate in 6-7 clinics each week, consults and rounds among the various pediatric units in the hospital (general ward, PICU, NICU). Teaching will be one-on-one with attendings.

Pediatrics E&M Conference (E&M = evaluation and management): This is an educational enhancement specifically designed for the M4 student in Pediatrics - a case-based learning session designed to focus on issues that you likely will face as residents.  All students on pediatrics electives will gather at 8am every Thursday of their rotation in the 5W Pediatrics conference room on the 5th floor of the hospital.    

ASSESSMENT: Feedback will be given verbally on a frequent basis and in writing in conjunction with the Dean's Office generated elective evaluation form.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Christina Roberts, Student Programs Coordinator at crober21@uic.edu.

Important information for domestic and Canadian medical students: Completed applications with all required documents must be received 4 weeks prior to the start of the elective. Please plan accordingly to allow your school the necessary processing time for gathering the required documents.

Program Number: ELEC 653
Location: UICMC
Program Director: Pravin Muniyappa, MD
E-mail address:  muniyapp@uic.edu
Coordinator:
Jennifer Salud
E-mail address: jkim35@uic.edu 

Duration: 4 weeks 
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 30 
Night Call: No 
Laboratory: No 
Weekends: No  

Outpatient: 24-28

Students accepted: Min/Max 1/1 
Inpatient: 5-10 
Housestaff used as Faculty: No 
Total hours/week: 40

Updated:  9/23/14