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Department: MESUR-Surgery
Course: 540-Pediatric Surgical Research
Pathway:

Course Director: Mark V. Mazziotti, M.D.
Course Faculty: Mary L. Brandt, M.D.,Sohail Rashmi Shah,Monica Esperanza Lopez, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  1
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Research
Credits
Matriculating prior to fall 20158
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond4
Pre-requisites: Surgery
Open to US Visiting Students: Yes
Open to International Visiting Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wl; 8 hrs/day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Yes Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Yes Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
The goal of the elective is to formulate a question to be asked, to develop a plan to answer the question, carry out the research necessary to answer the question, them compile the information in a presentable form. Projects may vary from retrospective clinical research in the form of chart reviews, to actual bench experience in our basic science laboratories.
Learning Activities
Student will enter research data abstracted from charts. For some studies, students may have to perform interviews with patients or parents. Students will be required to review the current evidence regarding a research topic.
Evaluation Methods
Clinical Performance - 100% Grading System: H, HP, P, MP, F. Grade will be based upon evaluation by the attending physician. BCM students will receive an evaluation form from the Registrar’s Office with instructions on the completion and submission process. Visiting elective students should provide the Clerkship Coordinator and or the Visiting Elective Coordinator with a required evaluation form from their institution. If the student does not have an evaluation form, Baylor will provide one and have the student evaluated.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Pediatric surgery clinical research office, TCH CCC 12th floor
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Sabrina Bernhard
Contact Phone: 713-798-6190
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: Jewish Institute for Research, Room 404D
Address: BCM390
Email: MEDstudentprogram@bcm.edu
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