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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 539-Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew P. Wilking
Course Faculty: Dr. William T. Shearer
Elective Location: TCH
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric and Medicine Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

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:
The elective is designed as a clinical elective in the inpatient and outpatient management and evaluation of children with primary and secondary immune deficiencies, asthma, and common environmental and medication allergies.
Learning Activities
Students are involved in the care and diagnostic evaluation of children with histories of recurrent infections including chronic and recurrent otitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis primary and secondary immunodeficiencies including: Bruton's agammaglobulinemia, common variable immunodeficiency, hyper IgE syndrome, severe combined immunodeficiency, and pediatric AIDS. Students are also involved in the care and diagnostic evaluation of children with common allergic disorders including: allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema, and food and drug allergies. Regularly scheduled outpatient clinics are held on M, W, TH, and F at Texas Children's Hospital. Clinical patient rounds are held daily. Outpatient clinics are held every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at BTGH. Regularly scheduled conferences include weekly divisional A/I conference, immunology grand rounds monthly, and interdisciplinary conferences with the divisions of rheumatology and adult immunology and allergy. Students are given the opportunity to actively participate in these conferences with the preparation of a 45-minute talk on a relevant subject of their choosing for the weekly divisional conference.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
TFC - C 0330.01
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Terri McCumber
Contact Phone: 832-824-1426
Contact Fax: 832-825-1260
Contact Location: TCH
Address: TXCH 1-3291
Email: mccumber@bcm.tmc.edu
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