Year Four Courses

SURG 780 - Pediatric Surgery Acting Internship

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Mary Catherine Santos, M.D.

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Marcia Ritchie (mritchie@hmc.psu.edu)

 

Contact Information:

rcilley@hmc.psu.edu
531-8342

 

Prerequisites:

Third year core clerkships.

 

Maximum Number of Students:

1

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

1 month

 

Date/Time/Location:

Hershey.  Call Marcia Ritchie 717-531-8342

 

Description:

Further exposure to the surgical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Fourth year students are expected to accept primary care of their patients and to lead and teach the third year clerks. Go to the Surgery website for educational objectives.

 

Course Objectives:

Description/Objectives:

Further exposure to the surgical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Fourth year students are expected to accept primary care of their patients and to lead and teach the third year clerks. Go to the Surgery website for educational objectives.
Course Objectives:
1. To solidify the basic knowledge of surgical diseases and trauma in the pediatric population acquired during the third year clerkship. This involves the evaluation of patients in the Emergency Department, PICU, NICU, Children's Hospital inpatient ward, clinic and OR.
2. To expand the fund of knowledge acquired during the third year clerkship, including pathophysiology, anatomy, and surgical principles.
3. To expand the recognition of clinical presentations of a variety of pediatric surgical diseases and independently develop an appropriate differential diagnosis.
4. To critically design an appropriate diagnostic plan to rule in or rule out diseases in the differential diagnosis.
5. To know the medical and surgical options to treat pediatric surgical diseases and pediatric trauma, including the recognition of patterns of child abuse.
6. To understand the principles of evidence based therapeutic options for pediatric patients with surgical diseases and trauma patients.
7. To assume the care of several patients with a variety of surgical diseases, to observe the course of the disease and how it is modified by medical or surgical intervention. The AI should be able to articulate this process for at least one of the patients followed through the course of the treatment.
8. To assume the total care, as appropriate, of patients initially seen in the clinic or Emergency Department and admitted to the hospital: attending to their needs, developing rapport with them, being with them in the operating room and participating in their disposition at discharge.
9. To further develop interpersonal skills with patients, parents or guardians, students, residents, other health care professionals, and faculty.
10. To understand the financial aspects and ramifications of all interventions, diagnostic, medical or operative and the surgical services and the concept of "best practice".

 

 

Additional Information:

Report To:

Prior to the rotation call Marcia Ritchie 717-531-8342