N201 Pediatric Endocrinology (Bronx Lebanon Hospital)
This is a full-time elective in clinical endocrinology and diabetes mellitus. While the basic emphasis is flexible, clinical materials are stressed unless otherwise stated. Exposure to clinical research is offered with emphasis on the pituitary-hypothalamic function. The clinical aspects consist of out-patient and in patient experiences including patients on research protocol who have growth hormone deficiency. Basically, however, the course may be altered to suit individual needs.
Dr. Yolaine St. Louis
Student(s) required to arrange with Dr. St. Louis in advance
First day students meet Bronx-Lebanon Hospital-Milstein Building 2A 9:30 A.M.
N202 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Bronx Lebanon Hospital)
In this elective, students will be involved in the care of sick or premature newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit. Under attending and senior resident supervision the student will participate in epidemiological research in PM, joining the daily round and delivery room attendance with resident and one NNP (neonatal nurse practitioner) or NICU junior attending; HP(House Physicians) in AM. Students will make daily rounds with the staff and attend all scheduled conferences.
Dr. Jing J. Yoon
First day: Meet at the floor Neonatal Unit-Bronx Lebanon Hospital-1650 Grand Concourse
N203 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Jacobi Medical Center)
In this elective, students will be involved in the care of sick or premature newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit. Under attending supervision, the student will participate in all aspects of neonatal care. The students will be responsible for devising and implementing a management plan for each of their patients. They will be responsible for it all patient care issues, including fluid management, ventilatory management and drug therapy in the NICU. In addition, the student will attend high risk deliveries and will participate in delivery room management. Students will make daily rounds with the staff, write progress notes and attend all scheduled conferences. Students are encouraged to take night call on an every fourth night basis. Also, teaching conferences elsewhere in the Lewis M. Fraad Department at of Pediatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center are also open to the student.
Dr. Beth Nagourney, 718-918-6672, Beth.email@example.com
Dr. Jeffrey Gershel, 718-918-5304, Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
**Student must get Dr. Nagourney's approval before registering**
N205 Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
This elective is offered for students who would like to gain an understanding of a variety of Pediatric Infectious Disease issues. These include: Nosocomial and Community Acquired Infectious; Infection Control; Infectious in the compromised host; The Functions of the Microbiology Laboratory; Rational basis for antibiotic selection; Pathophysiology of common infectious diseases; Vaccine usage and the development of new vaccines. The elective centers on Pediatric Infectious Diseases consultants with the guidance of the ID Fellow and Attending. Attending rounds are held on a daily basis. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with basic texts and journals pertinent to Pediatric Infectious Disease. Students also attend ID Grand Rounds, Seminars, Journal Club, and Clinic.
Dr. Nathan Litman
Students to contact Dr. Litman for time and place to meet the first day
N206 Pediatric Mineral, Heavy & Trace Metal Metabolism (Children's Hospital @ Montefiore)
Clinical Experience, Laboratory Research, Readings and Tutorials.
1. Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D Metabolism.
2. Trace metal metabolism related to heavy metals, nutrition and various disorders in mineral metabolism.
Dr. John Rosen, email@example.com, 718-920-5016
Dr. Morri Markowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-547-2789
Contact Dr. Rosen for approval before registration.
First day student should meet at the Lead Safe House, E. Mosholu Parkway.
N207 Pediatric Infectious Disease (Jacobi Medical Center)
This 4-week elective introduces the fourth year medical student to the fundamentals of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, with a focus on children with HIV infection. Through active participation in daily consultation rounds on hospitalized infants, children and adolescents, twice-weekly HIV ("PCS") clinics, as well as Infectious Diseases clinics, students will learn the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of diseases. Formal didactics will include core lectures, joint Einstein-Montefiore Infectious Disease Grand Rounds, Jacobi HIV Grand Rounds, and Center for AIDS Research seminars at Einstein. A microbiology laboratory mini-rotation will introduce the fundamentals of microbiological diagnosis. Teaching conferences elsewhere in the Lewis M. Fraad Department at of Pediatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center are also open to the student.
Dr. Joanna Dobroszycki
**Student must get Dr. Dobroszycki's approval before registering**
N209 Community Pediatrics (Jacobi Medical Center)
The goals of this elective are: Develop an understanding of the importance of non-medical issues on pediatric health. Be aware of the impact of cultural issues on the medical encounter and health in general. Be aware of the impact of economics on children’s health and the resources available to families. Be aware of the impact of environmental issues on children’s health and development. Learn to identify problems in community and design-implement solutions through advocacy. Learn about Disabilities Studies and how society impacts people with disabilities. To accomplish these goals, the student will: Participate in a model cross-cultural clinic: The Ilyria (Albanian) Clinic. Conduct a “shopping trip” to purchase pediatric items. Become familiar with health insurance options and the impact of access to care on health needs. Assist in preparing and serving lunch at a center for homeless families. Conduct a home visit (with attending physician) with emphasis on the home environment. Accompany a case manager from the “SKIP” agency to visit a technology-dependent child at home. Attend “Safety City” and assist with teaching 3rd graders about safety. Participate in teen parenting classes conducted at JMC. Spend a day at St. Mary’s Hospital-a long term care facility for children. Attend the Family Advocacy Program with Dr. Olga Jimenez (center for abused children at JMC). Accompany a disabilities educator as she experiences her life as a young adult with profound physical impairment.
Dr. Kirsten Roberts
**Student must get Dr. Robert's approval before registering**
N210 Family Advocacy (Jacobi Medical Center)
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a Child Advocacy Center dedicated to the identification, assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who present with a history of sexual abused/sexual assault and/or physical abuse and/or neglect. F AP is a member of the National Children's Alliance, The New York City's Mayor Task force on Child Abuse and a borough wide multidisciplinary team. FAP consists of a diverse and culturally sensitive staff with vast knowledge and experience in working with children that have been abused. The scope of services provided at F AP include but are not limited to expert forensic evaluations, medical evaluations, forensic sexual assault examinations, psychosocial assessments, expert court testimony, home assessments, expert consultation, trainings, case-tracking, assistance with crime victims services, advocacy and individual, family and group therapy. During this rotation, the student will accompany Dr. Jimenez and the other team members during every stage of the evaluation and management process: initial contact, interview, physical examination, and liaison with other agencies (law enforcement, child protection, lawyers, family and criminal court). There will be an opportunity to do home visits, observe joint interviews and attend case reviews and borough wide meetings. Teaching conferences elsewhere in the Lewis M. Fraad Department at of Pediatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center are also open to the student.
Dr. Olga Jimenez
**Student must get Dr. Jimenez's approval before registering**
N211 Pediatric Endocrinology (Jacobi Medical Center)
The Pediatric Endocrinology service at Jacobi cares for children with a wide variety of endocrine diseases, such as Type I and Type II diabetes, short stature, failure to thrive, pubertal disorders, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disorders, and obesity. The student in this elective will work under the supervision of the Pediatric Endocrinology attending in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The majority of the rotation will occur in the various outpatient clinics: Endocrinology, Endocrine Testing, and Diabetes. The student will be expected to see patients independently, but will be closely supervised by an attending. About one-quarter of the time will be spent on the inpatient service, where the student will be responsible for the initial evaluation and assessment of each new consult, as well as the daily follow-up of all patients on the endocrinology service. The student will present the patient to the attending and the differential diagnosis, management and treatment options will be further discussed. Additionally, reading topics will be assigned and further discussed with the attending. The student will be expected to give a 45-minute presentation on a selected pediatric endocrine topic to a group of pediatric endocrinologists. Students will attend the outpatient endocrinology conferences, as well as the other teaching conferences in the Pediatrics Department (Grand Rounds, Chairman's Rounds, noon conference, etc.).
Dr. Miriam Silfen
**Student must get Dr. Silfen's approval before registering**
N212 Pediatric Pulmonary (Jacobi Medical Center)
The Pediatric pulmonary service at Jacobi cares for children with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases. The student in this elective will work under the supervision of the Pediatric Pulmonary attending in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. About half of the time will be spent on the inpatient service, where the student will be responsible for the initial evaluation and assessment of each new consult, as well as, the daily follow up of all patients on the pulmonary service. The patients will be presented to the attending and the differential diagnosis, management plans and treatment options will be further discussed. In addition, the student will assist the pulmonologist during bronchoscopies. The other half of the rotation will occur in the Jacobi Pediatric Asthma Center, as well as, the Pulmonary and Allergy clinics. The student will be expected to see patients independently, but will be closely supervised by one of the attendings. Students will attend the bimonthly outpatient pulmonary conferences, the monthly radiology conference and other teaching conference elsewhere in the Pediatric Department (grand rounds, Chairman's Rounds, noon conferences, etc.).
Dr. Denise Serebrisky
**Student must get Dr. Serebrisky's approval before registering**
N301 Pediatric Endocrine (The Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
The goal of the elective experience is to familiarize the students with the evaluation of common clinical problems in Pediatric Endocrinology (e.g., short stature, delayed or precocious puberty, thyroid dysfunction and the comprehensive care of youngsters with diabetes mellitus). This full time elective offers students both in-patient and ambulatory experience at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. This includes attendance at our weekly Endocrine hormone testing clinic.The student is also invited to attend a joint weekly clinical conference of the Pediatric and Adult Endocrine services. This is followed immediately by a research seminar sponsored by the Diabetes Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These activities are held on the Einstein campus on Friday mornings. Wednesday mornings are devoted to educational activities held at our office at CHAM. Selected pediatric in-patients and outpatients are discussed during this session followed by didactic teaching and/or journal club. Short research projects may be arranged at CHAM.
Dr. Ping Zhou
Contact: Ms. Nancy Ruiz, email@example.com, 718-920-5473
On the first day of the elective, the students should go to the Pediatric Endocrine office at Montefiore located at 3450 Wayne Avenue and confirm with the secretarial staff.
N302 Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition (Montefiore Medical Center)
The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program at Montefiore Medical Center serves the growing demands for specialized diagnosis and management of infants and children with complex and uncommon gastrointestinal disorders, as well as more commonly encountered problems such as diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain. This elective program offers the student a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition through readings, observation and participation in the management of inpatients and outpatients. The student will gain a fundamental understanding of the followings: 1) basic functions of the hollow and solid digestive organs; 2) diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases; 3) nutritional requirements and assessments during infancy and childhood; 4) different types of nutritional support (enteral vs. parental). The student will be required to: 1) make daily rounds with pediatric GI staff on the inpatient service; 2) attend weekly pediatric GI outpatient clinics; 3) participate in all pediatric GI procedures such as esophagogastrodudenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, and percutaneous liver biopsy; 4) attend all pediatric GI conferences including radiology, pathology, and journal club; 5) present cases selected topics and journal articles for discussion.
Dr. Anthony Loizides
First day students meet at Rosenthal 308 at 9:00am.
N303 Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
The MMC pediatric ED at CHAM offers a full month or half a module senior elective in Pediatric Emergency Medicine which will introduce the student to all phases of acute care of ill and injured children. The student will become part of the PED staff, which includes subspecialty trained PEM attending physicians, PEM fellows, pediatric and general EM residents and third year medical students. The PED at CHAM cares for approximately 150-160 children a day presenting with a variety of urgent and emergent problems. Students will see patients independently with close supervision by the PEM attendings and/or PEM fellows. Through one-on-one case-based learning centered around PED patients, the student will gain skills in focused history taking, directed physical examination, generating differential diagnosis, appropriate use of consultation and laboratory tests, as well as patient management. There will be opportunity to participate, first hand, in a variety of emergency procedures. Students will also be expected to attend daily teaching conferences given by the Division. At the completion of the elective, the student will have experience in handling most of the common emergencies seen in the Pediatric ED as well other ambulatory settings.
Dr. Hnin Khine, 718-920-8132, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Interim Course Director: Dr. Rene Forti, email@example.com
First day meet students at Pediatric Emergency Department at 9:00 a.m.
N304 Pediatric Medical Genetics (Montefiore Medical Center)
During the course of this one month elective, by working hand-in-hand with the staff of the Division of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, the student will gain experience in approaching children and adults with congenital malformations and genetic diseases. Experience is gained by working with the staff at the Center for Congenital Disorders and the Center for Craniofacial Disorders (both centered at Montefiore Medical Center), as well as the Division's outreach activities at Blythedale Children's Hospital (site of the Spina Bifida Clinic and the Hand Clinic), Jacobi Medical Center, the Rose F. Kennedy Center, and at Stamford Hospital. The experience will emphasize history-taking, the physical exam, techniques of syndrome identification, the laboratory work-up, and most importantly, genetic counseling of the family. Students will be encouraged to keep a diary of their day-to-day experiences.
Dr. Robert Marion
Contact Dr. Marion for approval and first day reporting information.
N305 Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (Montefiore Medical Center)
The goal of the elective experience is to acquaint the student with the various aspects of allergies and immunological disease. This includes experience with patients with rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, HIV infection, and other immunological disorders. The student will have the opportunity to participate in various clinics and private practice situations with attendings and fellows, as well as participate in conferences and journal clubs that are part of the division's monthly activities. The student will have the opportunity to learn the approach to diagnosis and management of allergic and immunological disorders.
Dr. Larry Bernstein
Modules: All, except 1A & 1B
Contact Ms. Nicole Karcich at 718-405-8530 x2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org for location of first day.
N306 Clinical Rotation in the Child Protection Center (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
**Not Available to Visiting Students
**Einstein Students must contact Dr. Cahill for pre-approval before registration**
The child abuse elective at the J.E. and Z. B. Butler Child Advocacy Center of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore introduces the 4th year medical student to the multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment of abused and neglected children in a large Bronx multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment program. The student will have opportunities to observe psychosocial assessments of families as well as forensic interviews and medical evaluations of children and will participate on site with the child protective specialists, law enforcement and legal professionals involved in the multidisciplinary team evaluation of the child. This program provides opportunities to observe skilled evaluation of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect of children and to work with their families. Students will be encouraged to do in-depth research on a topic of interest in the field. When possible, students will observe the courtroom process.
Dr. Linda Cahill
Modules: All, except August
On the first day students are to meet at the Child Advocacy Center, 3314 Steuben Avenue, (between E. 208th St and E. 210th St.) Bronx, NY 10467 (Address between E. 208th and E. 210th Sts.)
N501A Pediatric Nephrology (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
The student will gain experience in the fundamentals of clinical pediatric nephrology with rotations through the in-an-outpatient services of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. Emphasis will be place on the normal contribution of the kidneys to growth and development and common disturbances of fluid and electrolyte physiology in infants and children. In addition, the student will become familiar with the major causes of acute and chronic kidney failure and hypertension in infants and children. The elective will provide the student the opportunity to participate with the Pediatric Nephrology Team consisting of Pediatric Nephrology Attendings, Renal Fellows, Pediatric Urologist, Pediatric Nephrology Social Worker, Transplant Nurse Coordinator, Dialysis Nurse Specialist, Nutritionist and Child Psychiatrist, in the medical management of pediatric nephrology patients including the Children's Dialysis and Transplantation Center. The student will become knowledgeable in the medical and psychosocial aspects of clinical pediatric nephrology by participation in a program of formal biweekly teaching rounds, seminars and journal clubs, and by the distribution of core educational material that will complement their practical experience. The student will be encourage and supported to initiate a research project for presentation at the annual Student's Research Day. Goals of Elective: To understand the principles of clinical pediatric nephrology in terms of maturation of renal function, fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and pathophysiologic states, states, common acute and chronic renal disorders including pediatric nephrologic emergencies with acute renal failure and hypertension, and congenital and acquired abnormalities of the genitourinary tract and infection.
Dr. Frederick Kaskel
Meeting place on first day of elective, Pediatric Dialysis Unit, CHAM, 4th floor.
N501B Pediatric Nephrology Research (Children’s Hospital at Montefiore)
The student will gain experience in the fundamentals of basic investigation as it relates to common problems in clinical pediatric nephrology. The elective will provide the student the opportunity to participate with the other researchers in the Pediatric Nephrology Research Laboratory and to become familiar with state-of-the-art techniques in basic cellular and molecular biology. Routinely used methodologies include: polymerase chain reaction, mutagenesis, manipulation of DNA, RNA, and protein, expression of foreign genes in vitro and in vivo, cell and tissue culture techniques, immunofluorescent and confocal microscopy, immunocytochemistry, protein interaction assays, and apoptosis assays. Goals of elective: To understand the principles of basic investigations underlying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of renal cell injury and apoptosis in experimental in vitro and in vivo models of ischemic and anoxia, progressive chronic renal failure, and kidney transplant rejection.
Dr. Frederick Kaskel
N503 Pediatric Emergency Room (Jacobi Medical Center)
The student in this elective will work along with Pediatric house staff in The Jacobi Pediatric Emergency Department. This is a busy service with approximately 125 patient visits per day. The elective is structured to give the student first-hand experience in the recognition and management of common acute illnesses of children. Opportunities for involvement in the care of children with serious illness and injury are ample. The student will be expected to see patients independently with close attending instruction and supervision. The student is expected to attend pediatric Grand Rounds and the daily noontime conferences when they are on a 1-10 shift. During the first week, shifts are from 9AM to 5PM weekdays. During the remaining weeks, the student is expected to complete a minimum of eight 1PM to 10PM shifts.
Dr. Kathy Chou
Modules: All except July
**Student must get Dr. Chou's approval before registering**
N504 Pediatric Cardiology (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
The Rachel Cooper Children’s Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center is the center of activity for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Here, students on this elective will have exposure to the evaluation and treatment of children with heart disease by noninvasive as well as invasive measures. Students will have the opportunity to spend time in the outpatient clinic, see echocardiograms performed, gain experience in reading pediatric ECG’s, participate in exercise stress tests and tilt table tests, and assist with consultations and inpatient cases. They will also be able to attend cardiac catheterizations, and go to the operating room to observe intraoperative transesophageal echocardiograms and to watch the surgical procedures being performed. Students will also attend the weekly Cardiovascular Conference, held each Monday afternoon from 4-6pm, when cases of interest are discussed. The goal of this elective is to gain a basic understanding of the pathology and physiology of common congenital heart diseases, gain confidence in the assessment of pediatric patients for various forms of heart disease, and to gain exposure to the technical modalities employed in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in children.
Dr. Christine Walsh
First day meet in the Pediatric Echocardiology Laboratory on CHAM 4 at 9:00am, confirm with Dr. Walsh two weeks prior to start of rotation.
N505 Pediatric Rheumatology (Children’s Hospital at Montefiore)
The elective is designed to introduce the student to the field of pediatric rheumatology. The student will shadow or be precepted by the attending physician in outpatient clinic four half day sessions a week. The student will perform initial consultations on inpatients and round on all inpatients with the pediatric rheumatology fellow and attending. All outpatients are reviewed at a weekly team meeting which the student attends. A didactic curriculum focused around clinical case discussions ensures that that student has exposure to the most commonly encountered pediatric rheumatology diagnoses. The student will attend Pediatric Grand Rounds on Wednesday mornings, Pediatric Professorial Rounds, and Pediatric Rheumatology Grand Rounds on Friday mornings. The student will attend monthly pathology, radiology and combined Pediatric Nephrology/Rheumatology conferences. The student will be expected to prepare and present a short presentation about a topic in pediatric rheumatology mutually agreed upon with the course leader.
Dr. Jay Mehta
First day: report to 3334 Bainbridge Ave, 9 am
N506 Child Development in Pediatric Practice
In this elective, the student learns about normal and aberrant child development through experiences at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, primarily located at the Rose F. Kennedy Center. The student is exposed to children and adolescents with neuromuscular abnormalities, mental retardation, language disorders, learning disabilities and autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Students have the opportunity to observe different facets of the multidisciplinary evaluation of children who present with developmental problems; as well as intervention strategies aimed at improving the child's functional skills and/or behavior. Along with pediatric residents, students participate in a series of didactic sessions dealing with topics in child development and behavior. Visits to schools or sites offering other interventions can be arranged. Students will also be encouraged to undertake an independent study of a topic of interest. The goal of this elective is to emphasize the role of the pediatrician and family physician in identification, evaluation and follow up of children with disabilities, through working with the family and functioning as a child advocate within the community. Students are expected to fulfill the time commitment to activities scheduled during their elective period, unless arranged with course director in advance of registration.
Dr. Maris Rosenberg
Modules: All, except 2A
Please call Ms. Christine Baric, 718-430-8504, Christine.email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start of the elective to arrange meeting place and time.
N508 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Weiler Hospital)
The elective in Neonatal Intensive Care is designed to serve as an introduction of the student to epidemiologic, physiologic and therapeutic aspects of neonatal medicine, by developing an understanding of the physiology of the normal neonate and the pathophysiology of the sick newborn. The student will gain experience in counseling families, counseling women in labor, immediate management, resuscitation and stabilization of the newborn, learn and experience diagnosis and assessment of neonatal illness, learn different techniques of mechanical ventilation, perform basic procedures, e.g. endotracheal intubation, insertion of venous and arterial lines, etc., learn appropriate dosage and administration of medications, learn discharge planning. All the above will occur under the supervision of the neonatal fellows or attending faculty. Students will be expected to write admission notes on 1-2 patients each week, to follow their clinical course, write daily notes and to present them at rounds and conferences. To further their clinical experience, they are encouraged to take calls and to participate in the various divisional educational conferences. Prerequisite: Clerkship in Pediatrics
Dr. Deborah Campbell
Contact Ms. Cheryl Arscott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-904-4105
First day of elective students meet at 7:30am on the 5th Floor/ 5 North-NICU, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461.
N509 Neonatal/Pediatric ICU (Children's Hospital at Montefiore/ Weiler Hospital)
This combined elective in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care is offered in the Neonatal Special Care Unit at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital at AECOM and the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Montefiore. It is designed so as to provide the student with an appreciation and understanding of critical care medicine in the neonatal and pediatric patient. The rotation can be equally divided between the two units, or a student may spend one month in either the NICU or the PCCU. Students will be involved in the care of patients under the supervision of the senior residents, fellows, and attending faculty. They will assume responsibility for 1 to 2 patients each week, write admission notes and present their patients on rounds. They are encouraged to attend the many available conferences including: Review and Management, Morbidity and Mortality, Ethics, Journal Club, X-Ray, Perinatology, Research Seminars and Case Reports. Students are encouraged to assume night.
Dr. Deborah Campbell
Dr. Lewis Singer
Contact Ms. Cheryl Arscott, email@example.com, 718-904-4105
Weiler Hospital:First day of elective students meet at 7:30am on the 5th Floor/ 5 North-NICU, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
Children's Hospital: First day of the elective, students meet at 7:30am on the 10th Floor (3415 Bainbridge Ave Bronx, NY).
N510 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (Children's Medical Center)
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore cares for children with a wide variety of cancers and non-malignant blood disorders. The program is large and dynamic, but elective students will be given individual attention during their rotation. The pediatric hematology oncology attending staff will closely supervise and provide individual teaching to each student. For two weeks, students will participate in the care of our pediatric hematology/oncology inpatient unit and will participate in daily teaching rounds. They will also assess and help manage patients on the inpatient consultation service. During the other two weeks, students will attend daily outpatient clinic sessions, where they will see patients on their own, precepted by an attending physician. One morning per week, they will participate in outpatient procedures (bone marrow aspirations/biopsies; lumbar punctures with administration of chemotherapy). When not in clinic, they will continue participation in the inpatient consultation service. Elective students will be encouraged to participate in a wide array of educational and patient care activities of the division, including weekly Tumor Board, lectures, bone marrow and blood morphology reviews, and clinical care conferences, as well as, monthly journal club, hematopathology conference and oncology protocol review. At the end of the elective rotation, student will be expected to give a brief presentation on a topic of their choosing. Additionally, short research or case reports may be available to interested students.
Dr. Karen Moody
Students should report to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology offices in Rosenthal 3 at 8:30am on the first day of the elective.
N511 Adolescent Medicine (Jacobi Medical Center)
The Adolescent Medicine Division at Jacobi serves a dynamic population of young people aged 11 to 20 years old. The goal of the rotation is for the student to initiate familiarity with the challenges and rewards of heath care for adolescents. The student in this elective will work directly under the supervision of the Director, primarily in the outpatient setting, though exposure to adolescent in-patients will also occur. Teenagers with a wide variety of issues will be evaluated, including morbidity from the high-risk behaviors confronting urban youth and their families (violence, drugs, alcohol, unplanned pregnancy, STD's) as well as general adolescent growth and developmental needs. The student will also become familiar with routine health issues for all adolescents, such as nutrition, acne and other dermatological care, common orthopedic problems, menstrual disorders, and routine gynecology, as well as psychosocial stressors involving the family, educational system and peer group. : Involvement in the Teenage Mother's Clinic will allow the student to understand some of the unique issues related to this population, both for the teen parents and their children. Teaching conferences elsewhere in the Lewis M. Fraad Department at of Pediatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center are also open to the student.
Dr. D. Clare Fried
Maximum 2 Students
**Student must get Dr. Fried's approval before registering**
N512 Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
This elective will encompass the evaluation and management of the child with acute and/or chronic Lung disease. Students will see both outpatients and perform consultation of children hospitalized for respiratory problems. Students will learn the utility of all diagnostic studies commonly used to manage lung diseases of children, including flexible broncohoscopy and pulmonary function tests. A physiologic approach will be stressed and students should feel comfortable managing children with common respiratory illness. Students will be expected to give a short presentation on one aspect of pediatric lung disease at the end of their rotation.
Dr. Raanan Arens
N515 Community Pediatrics (The NYChildren's Health Project & The South Bronx Children's Health Center for Children and Families)
The New York Children's Health Project over the past years has been providing comprehensive care to homeless families, victims of domestic violence and street youth. Our goal has been to overcome barrier to medical care by utilizing mobile medical units and on-site clinics, which are staffed by clinicians with expertise in dealing with homeless populations. Families are provided with a "medical home" while they reside in the shelter and are given assistance with transitioning to medical care in their community once they are in permanent housing. Care is multidisciplinary, utilizing a team consisting of a registered nurse, case manager, outreach worker, nutritionist and psychologist in addition to the medical providers. Services are enhance with computerized medical records and twenty-four phone coverage. The South Bronx Children's Health Center is a community health center located in a federally designated health professional shortage area. The center provides comprehensive health care for children and adolescents, as well as, all adult services. A wide array of other health and social services are available to improve access for this underserved community. The center also maintains close linkages with the community by participating in neighborhood based coalitions and local activities. The South Bronx Children's Health Center also operates a school based clinic in a middle school serving one thousand students. The Goals of this elective are: Recognize the medical issues relevant to underserved and homeless populations; Acquire knowledge about the physiologic issues relevant to the underserved and homeless population and the methods for addressing these issues; Learn about the barriers to medical care for underserved/homeless population and identify the ways in which families deal with adverse conditions; Develop an understanding of the ways in which clinical care can be responsive to the medical and cultural needs of the community and learn about available community resource.
Dr. Deborah Vasquez
First day meet at 853 Longwood Avenue, Suite 201 Bronx, New York 10459
N519 Adolescent Medicine (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
Students participating in the Adolescent Medicine Elective at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) will experience caring for patients aged 13 through 21 years in a wide variety of settings within a nationally recognized adolescent medicine program. The Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHAM was founded more than 40 years ago and has one of the first accredited fellowship programs in the U.S. The student will be fully integrated into the clinical team that includes three postdoctoral fellows, seven core faculty physicians and 6 affiliated physicians. Students will participate in the subspecialty practice at CHAM seeing adolescent patients for primary care as well as for consultation related to gynecologic and/or behavioral concerns., In addition students can choose to participate in our multidisciplinary B’N Fit program for obese teens, our Adolescent HIV/AIDs program, or our 26- bed adolescent inpatient floor all at CHAM. Other opportunities outside of the Children’s Hospital for interested students include participation in a private practice of adolescent medicine, a teen pregnancy clinic, a sports medicine private practice, a college-health service, and residential schools for foster care youth with psychiatric and behavioral problems. During the elective, students will learn about the physical, sexual and psychosocial development of adolescents as well as issues surrounding consent, confidentiality, communication skills and compliance strategies. In addition, students will have an in-depth experience in adolescent gynecology, including menstrual disorders, sexually transmitted infections, and contraception as well as learning to manage common adolescent problems such as acne, sports injuries, and abdominal pain. Students will participate in approximately seven clinical sessions per week and will attend one or two specialty seminars each week, with close contact and guidance from the elective director.
Dr. Amanda Jacobs
N600 Inpatient Pediatrics (Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
During this 4 week elective, the student will be assigned to one of the inpatient floors at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Infants, Childrens / Hem-Onc, or Adolescents) to function in an intern's role as an integral part of the house staff team. Students will be the primary provider for patients with a wide range of pediatric illnesses requiring inpatient treatment. They will be responsible for all aspects of care, working under the supervision of senior residents and hospitalist attending. Students will gain experience and proficiency in obtaining pediatric histories, performing physical exams, formulating differential diagnoses and management plans, managing psychosocial issues, evaluating test results and interacting with multiple services and disciplines involved in the care of the child. They will attend all house staff teaching conferences and meet weekly with the course director. Call will be on a nightfloat system similar to that of the interns - one week of night shifts during the 4 week rotation. This elective is open to students from other medical schools with approval of Dr. Douglas, and based on availability depending on the number of Einstein students assigned to the service for the required subinternship.
Dr. Lindsey Douglas
Modules: varies depending on schedule
Maximum: 1-2, varies depending on schedule
**Student must contact Course Director for pre-approval prior to registration**
N601 Inpatient Pediatrics (Jacobi Medical Center)
A comprehensive experience is provided on the Pediatric Inpatient Service at Jacobi Medical Center. During the 4 week elective emphasis is placed upon obtaining a complete medical history, examining sick or injured children and developing a differential diagnosis and care plan for a multitude of pediatric complaints. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to develop basic procedural skills. The student will function as a team member, admitting and caring for their own patients, while supervised by residents, chief residents and an attending physician. The student will participate in all the inpatient educational activities such as, morning work rounds, daily radiology and attending rounds, family centered rounds, noon conference, and Grand Rounds. The student will work overnight for 5 consecutive days in the 4 week period, in addition to one weekend dayshift. Availability of this elective depends upon the number of Albert Einstein students already assigned to the pediatric inpatient service for their required sub-internship rotation. The Office of the Registrar will assign students to this elective based upon availability and timing of the request. Thank you for your interest in our program.
Dr. Scott Miller
Maximum: 1-2, varies each module
**The Office of the Registrar will assign students to this elective based upon availability and timing of the request**
N808 Pediatric Cardiology (Beth Israel Medical Center)
**Not Available to Visiting Students**
The Division of Pediatric Cardiology offers a one-month elective at the Beth Israel Medical Center. The elective will expose the medical students to General Pediatric Cardiology, specifically for evaluation of possible illness and treatment of suspected or confirmed congenital heart disease. The medical students will also be involved with evaluations of possible congenital heart disease in antenatal period.
Dr. Morton Borg
Modules: All, except 2A, 3A, & 6A
Maximum 1 student.
Students interested in participating in this elective should contact the Department prior to registering with the Registrar's Office.