Fourth Year Acting Internship in Pediatrics
Duration: 4 weeks
Course Director: Jake Deines, M.D.
Course Location: Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC, Rochester General Hospital
Course Offered: Year Round
Description: The pediatric acting internship is a broadly based experience, which allows students to assume primary responsibility for patients under the direct supervision of second- or third-year residents and attendings. Acting interns are assigned to any one of the primary floor teams at Golisano Children's Hospital (Various inpatient units: infant, toddler and pre-school age; school age; adolescent; hematology/oncology; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) or Rochester General Hospital (B7 Children's Unit).
The pediatric acting internship is a clinically-based experience, which allows students to assume primary responsibility for patients under the direct supervision of second- or third year residents and attendings.
- Take on primary responsibility for the patient to include formulation of diagnostic and treatment plans, coordination of care, and planning for discharge.
- Broaden understanding of pathophysiology and advance clinical problem-solving skills.
- Understand the influence of family, community and society on the pediatric patient during health and disease.
- Understand the importance of and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention.
- Acquire advance knowledge of physical and psychosocial growth and development.
- Enhance interviewing and physical examination skills.
- Focus oral and written communications appropriately.
- Share information effectively with patient and family.
- Prioritize and organize effectively.
- Function as a team player with residents, attendings, nurses, and ancillary staff, while effectively doing hand-offs.
- Perform commonly used procedures.
- Be exposed to the varied aspects of pediatric practice to assist in career selection.
Acting interns will have opportunities to develop their skills at communication with patients, families, staff and referring physicians. On-call schedules and patient care assignments are made in rotation with first year residents. Acting interns are fully integrated into departmental rounds and teaching conferences with residents.