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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 548-Pediatric Retrovirology & Global Health

Course Director: Elizabeth Gail Montgomery Collins, M.D.
Course Faculty: Susan Lanelle Gillespie, M.D., Ph.D.,Elizabeth Gail Montgomery Collins, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatrics
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
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: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Yes Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
As a medical student, some goals for your experience here include, but are not limited to: • Gaining an appreciation of the epidemiology of HIV in developed and developing countries • Understanding the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of HIV • Identifying tests used to diagnose HIV and knowing the limitations of these tests in different situations • Understanding HIV preventive measures including Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) • Recognizing issues that impact families and communities affected by HIV, such as death, grief, and orphans • Learning which conditions are commonly seen in international adoptees • Being able to prepare recommendations for travel to specific countries Rotate one full month during business hours.
Learning Activities
You’ll be a part of the team of physicians, nurses, case managers, and social workers working with patients and their families. Because of the team approach, it may seem less autonomous than other rotations--but you’ll need to: • Establish rapport with patients • Obtain a history from a patient • Tell patients/parents important or sensitive news • Discuss sensitive topics: sexual practices, domestic abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, other social behaviors • Assess adherence to recommended therapies • Perform a physical exam, focusing on pertinent (+) and (-) findings in HIV and international adoption • Document pertinents, and complete notes & orders before you leave clinic
Evaluation Methods
We will complete the standard evaluation after the rotation.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Texas Children’s Hospital, CCC 17th Floor 8:00am
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Gloria De Hoyos
Contact Phone: 832-822-1078
Contact Fax: 832-825-1281
Contact Location: Feigin Center, Suite 630

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