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Pediatric Development – ACMC

Updated: 7/1/16

Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Pediatrics

Larry Desch, M.D.

The Pediatric Development elective will provide comprehensive clinical experience in primary and consultative pediatric development.

Upon completion of the elective the student will be able to:

  •  Perform an accurate and complete history and physical exam, with the primary focus being Pediatric Development
  • Learn to develop and execute a management plan for patients, including diagnostic workup and specific treatment options in the field of Pediatric Development for both acute and chronic disorders
  • Learn to assess and manage patients with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Syndromes, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Trisomy 21, Digeorge Disease, Spina Bifida, ADHD, Fragile X Disease, and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Be able to retrieve and assimilate specific evidence and knowledge into their patient care activities
  •  Be able to effectively interact in a consistently professional and empathetic manner with patient’s family and medical personnel
  •  Understand how to partner with health care managers, social workers, and other providers to assess, coordinate, and improve overall quality of health care
  •  All competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice will be consistently addressed by meeting the above learning objectives.

The student will receive ongoing daily bedside teaching with daily rounds and outpatient clinic:

  • four didactic lectures/week
  • one conference/week
  • daily case reviews
  • weekly literature reviews

Performance is reviewed by the attending physician on the Developmental service.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 261

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Sonali Mehta, M.D., FAAP

    Program Coordinator: Tammi Bauske
    Telephone: 708-684-5682

  • Program Information

    Location: Advocate Christ – Hope Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Development

    Duration: 4 weeks (Only 4 week experiences can serve as Medical Selectives.)
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Min. 1  Max. 1
    House staff Used as Faculty: No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
    Laboratory: 1
    Independent Study: 3
    Outpatient: 30
    Inpatient: 10
    Total Hours/Week: 40

    Please review this website prior to your first day.