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Department of Pediatrics

Medical Students

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The goal of the pediatric core clerkship rotation for medical students at Baylor College of Medicine is to provide a well-rounded pediatric learning experience. It includes a two-week neonatology segment that accounts for 20 percent of a student's clinical performance grade.

During the neonatology segment, students round with faculty and senior residents in the newborn units at Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.

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Goals

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At the end of the neonatology rotation, medical students should be able to:

  • Perform a complete physical examination on a neonate and recognize general physical signs and symptoms of illness in a neonate
  • List the diseases for which newborn screening is mandated in Texas
  • Discuss the preventative approach to healthcare as the hallmark of pediatric care
  • List recommendations in reference to breast feeding, bottle feeding, semi-solid food in infants
  • Recognize signs of congenital infection and common congenital anomalies in the newborn
  • List common causes of respiratory distress in the neonate
  • Discuss the presentation, diagnosis, etiologic agents, and treatment of sepsis in the neonate
  • Differentiate breast milk jaundice, physiologic jaundice, and hemolytic disease of the newborn
  • Recognize and prevent hypothermia and hypoglycemia in the newborn
  • List three serious complications associated with prematurity in the newborn
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Admissions

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Find information about admissions, applications and curriculum on the School of Medicine site.