Newborn Medicine

Sites: BWH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Tanzeema Hossain
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month, except July and August.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This is an elective experience for students with clinical experience in Pediatrics that extends knowledge in Newborn and Perinatal Medicine. The student will join a team of physicians and participate in the care of patients in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Students are expected to function in the role of sub-intern under the supervision of Residents, Fellow, and Neonatologist, presenting and discussing patients on rounds, establishing care plans, and meeting with families. Daily teaching conferences are held with a syllabus is provided. Experience in high risk deliveries and antenatal consultation is also provided
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Daily teaching conferences with local experts provide understanding of basic science and pathophysiology, and the evidence behind clinical decisions. Daily rounds with Neonatologists will further provide understanding of evidence and how to integrate this into decisions for individual patients
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
Maturity, knowledge and patient care at or above the level of an intern. Evidence of self teaching and exploration, and synthesis of teaching materials into clinical practice. Exemplary and well organized teaching presentation.
Maturity, knowledge and patient care above the level generally expected for a student. Good understanding of most concepts and disease processes. Some self teaching and exploration, but with limited synthesis of teaching materials into clinical practice. Well organized teaching presentation.
Participation in rounds and responsibility for patients, with attendance at teaching conferences and participation. Limited self teaching and exploration, but may still show some level of immaturity in understanding and communication of ideas
Lack of participation. Inability to assume responsibility for patient presentations and care plans. No evidence of self directed teaching or exploration. No, or poorly organized teaching presentation.