Pediatric Endocrinology

Office of Medical Education

·         Course Name: Pediatric Endocrinology

·         Short Name: PEDI661JM.01 Endocrinology ·         Course Number: PEDI661JM.01 ·         Location: Reno ·         DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics ·         Department ContactDiane Hamada o    Phone: (775) 982-3896 o    Emaildianehamada@med.unr.edu ·         Type: Clinical ·         Length: 2 Weeks ·         Preceptors: o    Kathy Eckert, M.D.  Please contact the Department of Pediatrics to verify elective availability. Goals/Objectives 1.      To increase the student's knowledge base, clinical skills and decision making capabilities in the care of children and adolescents with various medical disorders.   2.      To gain an understanding of the psychosocial and cultural influences that affect management of pediatric disorders.  3.      To gain an understanding of the complexities of managing pediatric patients with acute and chronic disease conditions  4.      To learn the clinical and communication skills necessary to manage pediatric chronic disorders and the general pediatric issues that are associated including behavioral, school and learning issues, growth and nutrition.  Description of Rotation The rotation consists of virtual discussions including case-based presentations, journal club, didactics, as well as select Aquifer cases and a written summary of student chosen topic.    This elective is available for 1 or 2 credits and may be repeated for a total of 4 credits. For those opting for 2 credits a written paper is due on the last Friday of your elective.  For those taking for one credit only, this is not required.  1.      Written paper: this can be on any topic within pediatrics, preferably in the subspecialty that you were originally scheduled.  Please include a brief characteristic presentation (ie typical hx), psychosocial aspects, diagnosis and treatment, and barriers to effective management of the disorder. This should be a 1-2 page single spaced paper.  2.      Attendance at ALL virtual sessions. These are currently scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  3.      Preparedness (reviewing information/articles before session) as evidenced by your participation in sessions.   4.      Aquifer cases - two cases per week are expected. Please submit 3 learning points to the course director for each case. These are due the Friday of each week. See above for pertinent cases to be used.    References/Materials Various references will be sent to students throughout the course    AQUIFER (CLIPP) CASES  For this course, the Aquifer COVID 19 Response cases are to be used.  On the pull down menu for Aquifer Signature cases you will see unique "COVID 19 Response" cases.  The following is a list from which to choose your cases:  Pediatrics 7-32  Radiology 1, 8, 11 Peds B, 16  Culture in Health Care 1,2,3  Diagnostic Excellence 3,4  High Value Care 7, 10, 17  Evaluation Method Standard pediatric elective evaluation form. Grade

  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives