Elective & Sub Internship Program
Baylor College of Medicine Elective Program

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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 557-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Course Coordinator: Dr. Lara Shekerdemian
Course Faculty: Dr. Lara Shekerdemian
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
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:
This elective provides the student an opportunity to participate in the care of critically ill children in the Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric ICU.
Learning Activities
The student is expected to participate in the usual daily activities of the pediatric house staff, including: daily patient examination and data review, presentation on rounds, daily educational conferences and the admission and discharge of patients from the PICU. The student should improve his/her skills, conceptualizing the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiorespiratory system, and critically reviewing bedside and laboratory data as it pertains to the patient. The student should also learn basic ventilator strategies and indications and techniques for various procedures performed in the PICU, including: intubations, arterial and venous catheterization, and naso-duodenal feeding tube placement. Overnight call is not mandatory, although taking call once weekly will enhance the educational value. Student evaluation will be based on effectiveness to function as a team member, performance on rounds, and participation in discussions.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Annetta Simmons
Contact Phone: 832-826-6240
Contact Fax: 832-825-7422
Contact Location: TCH
Email: apsimmon@texaschildrens.org
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