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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 518-Pediatric Cardiology
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Regina Lantin
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This elective is primarily based in the general and sub-specialty Cardiology clinics both at the Medical Center Main Campus and Cardiology Community Health Centers. The student may also be assigned to the General Cardiology or Sub-specialty consult service, depending on interest and availability. This will allow the student to gain auscultatory experience, as well as increase exposure to out-patient general and sub-specialty cardiology issues 4 weeks / no weekends Monday-Friday 8 am- 5 pm
Learning Activities
During this rotation, the learner will interact one-on-one with all of the Staff Cardiology Faculty in the General Cardiology and Sub-specialty Clinics. Arrangements may also be made to participate in the Cardiology Consult service or sub-specialty services, depending on availability and interest. A self-directed curriculum has been uploaded to BCM Blackboard, where all elective participants are required to register . Learning modules including Up To Date articles, Power-point lecture slides, and a pre and post-test evaluations have been up-loaded to the site. In addition to going through the self directed modules, the learner is required to complete a self-reflection blog with a listing of patient cases seen, as well as pass a pre and post-test. The learner is also encouraged to attend daily Cardiology teaching or case management conferences, of which there is typically at least one on a daily basis.
Evaluation Methods
At least two private meetings will be arranged with the Program Director: at the beginning of the rotation, primarily to talk about the trainee’s personal goals and objectives, and at the conclusion of the rotation, to give and obtain feedback. If necessary, a mid-rotation assessment may be arranged. A pre- and post-test evaluation is part of the curriculum and will enable us to give an objective assessment of the attainment of the learning objectives as outlined. The participant is instructed to keep a daily log of his/her activities: ie- the lectures or conferences attended, the Cardiology attending the participant worked with, and the number of patients, with their respective diagnoses that he/she has participated in the care of. This information, along with a pre and post test clinical evaluation, will be collected at the end of the elective and be part of the basis for evaluation. At the end of the elective, the participant will have been introduced to every facet of outpatient care of the child with heart disease while at the same time obtaining a solid foundation in the basic evaluation of the child and young adult with heart disease
When and Where to report on first day of service:
19th Floor West Tower
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Veronica Perez
Contact Phone: 832-826-5637
Contact Fax: 832-825-5630
Contact Location: TCH - West Tower 19th Floor
Address:
Email: vdperez@bcm.edu
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