Adolescent Medicine

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Joshua Borus, Katherine O'Donnell
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time in July, August,, December only.
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: This course provides experience for the medical student in a busy outpatient adolescent medicine practice. The rotation will prepare students for patient care in the outpatient setting that they may experience during residency and beyond. Students are scheduled to see their own teen patients with a variety of complaints from reproductive health issues to urgent care to primary care. All clinical care is supervised by attending and fellow perceptors. A weekly conference series on various adolescent health issues augments learning. Students help assemble information for our young men's health website. Students are required to give a short presentation at the end of the rotation. There is no on call.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Students are precepted by knowledgible faculty members who incorporate evidence based standard of care treatment when seeing patients. A comprehensive weekly 2 hour conference series incorporates basic science and physiology when reviewing topics such as growth/pubertal difficulties, infectious illnesses or menstrual problems.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: The student shows superb dedication to patient care including concise yet complete patient presentations, thorough and accurate patient histories and PE skills. Students are able to integrate and organize patient histories on medically complicated patients and propose appropriate treatment plans for patient care. The student will take initiative in follow up care and independent learning about patient conditions. They will show strong ability to relate respectfully to patients, families and staff. The end of the rotation presentation is organized and contains may levels of information from basic science to current practice recommendations. Student is prompt and attends all conferences. Honors: The student shows strong history and physical exam skills. Presentations are organized and student suggests treatment plan options but needs some help to complete treatment plans on medically complex patients. Student shows ability to relate well to patients, families and staff. Student initiates self learning. Student follow up on patient care issues consistently. The end of the rotation presentation is well put together but does not contain in-depth information from the basic science level to current practice levels. Satisfactory: The student performs history and physical exams that need some additional review and support from the preceptor. The student has difficulty organizing multiple complaints from the patient but is able to organize with assistance from the preceptor. The student shows improvement in PE skills through the month. The end of the rotation presentation is simple in it's scope but relays some accurate information about a medical condition. Unsatisfactory: Student does not show up to clinics or lectures. Student does not do end of the rotation presentation Student does not treat patients with respect and does not respond to feedback. Student reports inaccurate histories. Student has inappropriate boundaries with patients and staff.