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Pediatric Neurology – UI Health

Updated: 04/24/23

Completion of the Pediatrics Clerkship.

The purpose of this elective is to develop and enhance the student’s understanding and skills in pathophysiology, physical diagnosis, and management of pediatric neurologic disease.

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 a pediatric neurology patient, interpretation of basic radiologic studies (MRI/CT of brain) and laboratory results, and the workup and management of patients with epilepsy, encephalopathy, infection, neuropathy, and other congenital and acquired neurologic diseases.

Students will participate in pediatric neurology clinics, consults and rounds among the various pediatric units in the hospital (general ward, PICU, NICU). Teaching will be one-on-one with pediatric neurologists.

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 1208 CSB (12th floor conference room).

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

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 222

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Saba Ahmad MD

    Coordinator: Lupe Medina

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health

    Duration: 4 weeks
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 20
    Night Call: No
    Laboratory: No
    Weekends: No
    Outpatient: 10
    Students accepted: Min/Max 1/1
    Inpatient: 20
    House staff used as Faculty: No
    Total hours/week: 40

  • Reporting Instructions

    Information sent a week prior to start of elective

    Gauri Nagaraj will contact you the week before your elective with reporting instructions.