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Fourth Year Sub-Internship in Pediatrics

Duration: 4 weeks
Course Director: Robert Swantz, 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).

Clinical Emphasis

  1. Enhancement of interviewing and physical examination skills
  2. Broadening understanding of pathophysiology
  3. Advancement of clinical problem-solving skills
  4. Formulation of diagnostic and treatment plans
  5. Performance of commonly used procedures

General Goals of the Sub-internship

  1. The acquisition of advanced knowledge of physical and psychosocial growth and development
  2. Understanding the influence of family, community and society on the pediatric patient during health and disease
  3. Understanding the importance of and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention
  4. Exposure 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.

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