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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 560-Serving Disadvantaged Pediatric Patients in Houston's Comm.

Course Director: Faria A. Pereira, M.D.
Course Faculty: Faria A. Pereira, M.D.
Elective Location: OTHR,TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,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
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Students taking this pediatric elective will develop their skills, commitment and passion for working with children who live in disadvantaged communities in Houston. Students will be exposed to the medical care of pediatric patients living in disadvantaged communities by caring for pediatric patients at a variety of sites. These sites include: Texas Children's Physicians Associates (TCPA), Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) Clinic, Legacy Clinic, San Jose Clinic, TCPA Cullen Clinic, HOPE Clinic, Franco Lee Clinic, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Clinic. Students will be able to practice their history taking, physical exams, diagnostic and treatment skills. Students will also spend time learning system-based practices at Ben Taub's Gold Card office and viewing web-based teaching modules. Each student will write journal entries weekly about their experiences. Students will prepare a 30 mintue PowerPoint lecture on anticipatory guidance to a community center, school or health care clinic. Students also will create a teaching tool for health care workers to use for anticipatory guidance.
Learning Activities
1) Web-based articles and videos produced by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Cultural Competency; 2) Selected web-based teaching modules on system-based practices; 3) Weekly reflective journal entries which will answer predetermined questions on their experiences; 4) Preceptorship Sites & Student Schedule: TCPA AAMA Clinic (5 days), Legacy Clinic (2 days), San Jose Clinic (2 days), Star of Hope clinic (1 day), HOPE Clinic (4 days), WIC (1 day); TCPA Cullen Clinic (4 days); ECI (1 day); Ben Taub Gold Card Office (1 day), Franco Lee Clinic (backup).
Evaluation Methods
At the end of the month the medical student will be evaulated by clinical preceptors with a Baylor evaluation form. The course director will grade the anticipatory guidance PowerPoint presentation and teaching tool for health care workers to use for anticipatory guidance.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
TCH; 6621 Fannin, Ste. A210; Houston, TX 77030 *A2210
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Felecia Smith
Contact Phone: 832-824-5399
Contact Fax: 832-825-1125
Contact Location: TCH: 6621 Fannin, Ste. A210; Houston, TX 77030* A2210

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