Pediatric Neurology Elective
Preceptor: John Wells, MD
Course Code: 05-12
Contact: Christina Cronin
Prerequisites: Pediatric Clerkship
Students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical material during their elective period. This includes three clinics per week at Bellevue Hospital, in-patient service at Bellevue and Tisch Hospital.
Objectives of the Elective
The student should understand the developing nature of the brain in the pediatric age group and how this affects neurologic functions both in health and disease. The student should understand the major issues in pediatric neurology (intellectual disability, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizures, neurogenetics, etc.) and how these differ from adult neurology. The student should understand how to work-up and manage a child with neurologic complaints.
Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective
- Attend three clinics per week at Bellevue and see patients under the supervision of an Attending.
- See all patients on the ward with the pediatric neurology resident.
- Attend all ward rounds with the attending and be prepared to discuss issues relevant to those patients.
Daily Neurology lectures, Tuesday Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds 12-1pm, Tuesday Pediatric Neurology Seminar Series 2-3pm, Friday morning Pediatric Neurology Radiology, Friday morning Neonatal ICU rounds.
Method of Evaluation
Attending and pediatric neurology resident discuss student and assess.
- Ability to get along with faculty, residents, patients and their faculties.
Months Offered: All year
Report To: Details will be provided once elective scheduled.
Students Per Period: 1
Duration: 4 Weeks