Pediatric Surgery

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Catherine Chen, Katherine O'Donnell
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: A clinical clerkship which offers an opportunity to see and participate in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of surgical disorders of infants and children (abdominal, thoracic, genital, transplant, trauma, endocrine). Sub-interns will participate within a large care delivery team, including junior students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and faculty. The students' activities include patient evaluation, assisting in the operating room, and participating in teaching conferences and rounds. An extensive number of conferences are held per week including grand rounds, morbidity and mortality, vascular anomalies, fetal surgery, oncology, clinical teaching rounds and several didactic lectures. Students will be exposed to and may participate in multidisciplinary patient care programs of the Department of Surgery include: trauma, surgical critical care including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, vascular malformations, solid organ transplantation, fetal surgey and minimally invasive surery.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Students perform literature review for evidence based approaches to their case presentations. Some of the conferences (including Grand Rounds) attended will have particular basic science topics intermixed with detailed more clinically based topics.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: A student must excel in clinical knowledge, perform well on a team, interact well with patients and present clinical case material in a superlative manner. Honors: A student must demonstrate above-average knowledge and clinical skill and present clinical case material in a cogent manner. Satisfactory: A student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge and clinical skill and present clinical case material in an acceptable manner. Unsatisfactory: A student who fails to participate as a team member or has inadequate knowledge or skills. Conduct inappropriate to that which would be expected of a physician would also be unsatisfactory.