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Department of Pediatrics Elective Catalog Medical Genetics Elective

Medical Genetics Elective

Preceptor: John Pappas, M.D.
Course Code: 13-15
Telephone: (646) 754-2222

Prerequisites: Pediatric Clerkship

Description

This elective will better acquaint the student with the basic concepts of medical genetics and their application to the evaluation and treatment of human disease. Students will see patients in the prenatal and non-prenatal (pediatric and adult) genetics in our office, outpatient clinics and in the wards at Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals. Students will also participate in the conferences of the Clinical Genetic Services.

Objectives of Elective

The medical student will 1) improve his/her skills for taking directed histories, including family histories, 2) improve his/her skills in general physical examination, 3) review basic principles of genetic transmission and molecular basis of disease 4) review the use of genetic markers for determining risk of disease, 5) improve his/her skills for counseling patients and families about risk of disease.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

The medical student will participate in inpatient and outpatient consultation sessions, genetic counseling sessions, and outpatient visits for management of patients with genetic disease. A schedule will be created to suit the student’s needs. Below is a partial list of Division activities.

Monday 9:15 a.m. Craniofacial Conference (Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic surgery)

Monday 9:00 a.m. Genetics Clinic (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Monday 1:00 p.m. Genetic Counseling (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Monday 1:00 p.m. Genetics Clinic (HJD Center for Children 3rd Floor)

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Genetics Clinic (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Tuesday 12:30 p.m. Genetic Counseling (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Genetics Clinic (HJD Center for Children 3rd Floor)

Wednesday 4:00 p.m. Case conference (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Thursday 9:15 a.m. Genetics Clinic (Bellevue Outpatient 3rd Floor)

Thursday 1:00 p.m. Genetic Counseling (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Friday 9:00 a.m. Genetics Clinic (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Friday 1:00 p.m. Genetic Counseling (145 East 32nd Street, PH)

Didactic Program

The student will participate in weekly case management and clinical didactic conferences. In addition, he or she will solve a series of medical genetics problems and will assist in the organization of at least one clinical genetics conference.

Method of Evaluation

Through interactive teaching, the student will be evaluated for his or her ability to apply the concepts of clinical genetics. The student’s ability to solve written problems and the quality of his or her presentation at a conference will be evaluated.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All year except Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct, Dec

Report To: Call preceptor 1 week prior to start.

Students Per Period: 1

Duration: 4 Weeks