Fourth Year Sub-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 sub-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. Sub-interns are assigned to any one of the primary ward 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 sub-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.
Sub-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. Sub-interns are fully integrated into departmental rounds and teaching conferences with the house officers.