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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 545-Adolescent Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew P. Wilking
Course Faculty: Dr. Mariam R. Chacko,Dr. Albert C. Hergenroeder,Dr. Joseph N. Chorley,Dr. Amy B. Middleman
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: A core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
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:
Statement of Goals:
From an Adolescent Medicine perspective, the goals of the elective are to develop the interview techniques to be able to comfortably take a history on an adolescent especially with respect to the areas of sexual activity, sexual abuse, depression, suicide, and substance use. From the physical examination perspective, the goals are to appreciate normal and abnormal pubertal development and recognize some of the common medical problems of adolescents and the treatment, such as acne and obesity.
Learning Activities
Regarding the Sports Medicine component of the elective, the goal is to learn the basic principles of injury management, rehabilitation, and to master the physical examination of the ankle, knee, back, and shoulder. At the end of the rotation, the student should feel comfortable doing a complete history and physical examination on an adolescent, including a pelvic examination. In addition, the student should know the basic principles of athletic injury diagnosis and management of acute and chronic injuries, with an emphasis on knowing how to examine the ankle, knee, back, and shoulder. At the end of the rotation, the student presents a topic of his/her choice.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Donna Ruddell
Contact Phone: 832-822-3660
Contact Fax: 832-825-3689
Contact Location: TCH
Address: TCH 3-3340
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