Dec 17, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SELECT SCPDP - Community Based Pediatrics

SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Community Outpatient
SELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Mackey Quinlan, M.D., Abbey Carroll, MD, Margaret Crittell, MD
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Linda Effinger 318.675.6094 Room: 5-235
LOCATION: WK Pierremont Pediatrics, 1811 E. Bert Kouns #140, Shreveport, LA 71105
SELECTIVE OFFERED: Only offered in blocks 1,4,5,8,9, & 11
COURSE CODE: SCPDP - must have approval by dept

1 credit



Community Selectives require that students keep an attendance log. Each student will be responsible for obtaining a physicians signature each time he/she reports to work at Pediatric facility. Blank attendance logs may be obtained from the Pediatric Department, Room 5-303.





1.        Focusing histories, physicals, and oral and written communication appropriately.

2.        Sharing information effectively with a patient and family.

3.        Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.

4.        Continuing to think about and re-assess the patient during the course of their disease.

5.        Functioning as a “team player” with residents, attendings, nurses, ancillary staff and all others involved in the care of the patient.


Patient Care

·         Independently collect focused and comprehensive, developmentally appropriate patient histories and physical examinations

·         Develop a prioritized and inclusive problem list

·         Summarize interval patient information and rationale for ongoing clinical management

·         Suggest appropriate diagnostic tests for the patient’s chief complaint and other medical problems

Medical Knowledge

·         Identify criteria for admission and discharge from the hospital

·         Describe the signs and symptoms that suggest deterioration or improvement of a patient’s clinical condition

·         List drugs of choice and rationale for their use in common pediatric illnesses

·         Identify contraindications to therapeutic drug use in children of different ages and/or diagnoses

·         Calculate fluid and electrolyte requirements for children based on weight, caloric expenditure, diagnosis, and fluid status

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

·         Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

·         Provide education and patient instructions to patients and families, using written or visual methods, taking into account their health literacy level

·         Write organized, appropriately focused, and accurate patient notes


·         Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity, compassion, respect, altruism, and empathy when interacting with all members of the health care team, patients and their families, in order to provide the best patient care

·         Demonstrate punctuality and ability to complete patient care tasks efficiently

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

·         Demonstrate self-directed learning in daily practice

o    Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and clinical skills through self evaluation

o    Develop a plan for improvement, perform appropriate learning activities, solicit and incorporate feedback

·         Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practice

o    Access appropriate resources to answer clinical questions

o    Critically appraise relevant literature and incorporate it  into patient care

Systems-Based Practice

·         Demonstrate the appropriate utilization of consultants, including social workers, nutritionist, physical therapists, etc.




The preceptor model will be utilized. Students will be evaluated during or after each patient contact by practicing pediatricians who will observe or review communication skills, historical information, physical examination results, and diagnostic and treatment plans. Immediate feedback will be given with instruction to enhance the clinical experience. The student will receive a PASS/FAIL grade at the completion of the rotation.


Resources for Learning:


•Nelson, Essentials of Pediatrics

•Nelson, Textbook of Pediatrics

Rudolph, Pediatrics

•Gellis and Kagens Current Pediatric Therapy


All blocks except 5,6, and 7