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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

PEDI 300 - Pediatrics

Marlene Broussard, M. D., Clerkship Director

6 credit hours

The Junior Pediatric Clerkship is a 6 week clinical experience consisting of the following: 3 weeks Inpatient Wards; 1 1/2 weeks Ambulatory Pediatrics; 1 week Newborn Nursery; ½ week Subspecialty Clinics. The Pediatric Clerkship provides the students the opportunity to interview, communicate, examine and interact appropriately with patients, from the neonatal period to the 18 year old adolescent. The rotation also provides the students the opportunity to appropriately interact with patient’s families. The patients seen by the students will have both acute and /or chronic illnesses. The junior students will participate in the principles of health supervision, the recognition of common health problems, and the role of the pediatrician in preventative care. The rotation will illustrate the role of the outpatient general pediatrician in the coordination of medical and psychosocial care of the pediatric patient. It will also stress the importance of collaboration between the general pediatrician and other health professionals. The students will be taught the importance of self-directed learning and will be given the opportunity to learn the importance of public speaking and critical appraisal of the medical literature as an educational tool. Lastly, the rotation provides role models to assist the students in the acquisition of professional conduct, attitudes, and attributes befitting a physician.