Senior Electives

CRITICAL CARE SELECTIVE
Course No.: CCSL 978 PICU
Length: 4 weeks
Designed to present the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to care for critically ill hospitalized patients. Students may choose from PICU, NICU, MICU, SICU, CCU, ER, and ANESTH.

PEDIATRIC SUBINTERNSHIP
Course No.: PDRC 998
Length: 4 weeks
Allows student to participate in pediatric case management in a greater comprehensive manner than that of the general pediatric student curriculum.

PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
Course No.: MDRS 976
Length: 4 weeks
Provides opportunities for medical research in Pediatrics.

NEONATOLOGY
Course No.: CCSL 977
Length: 2-4 weeks
Overview of neonatal medicine, develop skills and conceptual knowledge of newborns and premature infants and gain knowledge about the effect a sick infant has on family dynamics.
Faculty: Drs. Bloom, Dorn, Johnson, Lang, Laudert, Reed, Roan.

AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS
Course No.: PDRC 978
Length: 2-4 weeks
Involves increased exposure to community and Ambulatory pediatricians utilizing community resources including the pediatrician's office, the Public Health Department, Wesley Pediatric Clinic, Heartspring and other community resources. The program will be individually arranged with the department chairperson and the pediatric staff. Faculty: Katherine Melhorn, MD.

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
Course No.: PDRC 980
Length: 2-4 weeks
The student will learn to recognize and manage simple inpatient and outpatient endocrinologic and metabolic problems in children.
Faculty: Richard Guthrie, MD and Kenneth Dykstra, MD

DIABETES MELLITUS
Course No.: PDRC 981
Length: 2-4 weeks
The student learns to recognize and manage simple inpatient and outpatient problems related to controlling blood glucose levels in children and adults; discuss the psychosocial adaptation to this chronic illness; to perform as well as educate others in specific procedures involved in self care. Faculty: Richard Guthrie, MD

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY / ONCOLOGY
Course No.: PDRC 982
Length: 2-4 weeks
The student will obtain histories, do physical examinations, write progress notes, conduct in depth consultations regarding pediatric hematology and oncology problems, dictate discharge summaries and develop skills in diagnosis and therapy of pediatric oncology patients. The student will demonstrate knowledge of various procedures, such as bone marrow aspiration, administration of chemotherapy and intrathecal medication. Faculty: David
Rosen, MD.

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE
Course No.: PDRC 983 or CCSL 978
Length: 4 weeks
Study the pathophysiology and care of critically ill children. Wesley PICU with Lindall Smith MD or Muthukumar Vellaichamy, MD.

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY
Course No.: PDRC 984
Length: 2 weeks
Students will learn basic techniques of allergic evaluations, including history taking, physical exam and lab interpretation and will acquire basic understanding of allergic-immunologic mechanism. Faculty: Teri Lower, MD.

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Course No.: PDRC 985
Length: 4 weeks
Student will attend rounds and all available conferences in Cardiology and Pediatrics. Office work daily. Participate in cardiac catheterization procedures. Faculty: Cynthia
Battiste, MD and Steve Allen, MD.

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
Course No.: PDRC 986
Length: 4 weeks
The student will become familiar with the management of common pediatric neurology problems and diagnostic procedures.
Faculty: Subhash Shah, MD

DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS
Course No.: PDRC 987
Length: 2-4 weeks
This elective is designed to acquaint the medical student to normal developmental processes and recognition of aberrant patterns within the field of Developmental Pediatrics. Faculty: Valarie Kerschen, MD.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Course No.: PDRC 988
Length: 2-4 weeks
Designed to familiarize students with diseases such as meningitis, UTI, respiratory tract infections and enteric infections. Daily discussion sessions and consultations will be required. Faculty: Robert Wittler, MD.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN PEDIATRICS
Course No.: PDRC 995
Length: 2-8 weeks
This elective is designed to provide clinical and/or research experience in topics of special interest not otherwise represented in the curriculum. The student will design in consultation with department faculty specific objectives, reading assignments and the mechanism for course evaluation.

PEDIATRIC NEPHOLOGY SPECIAL TOPICS
Course No.: PDRC 995
Length: 2-4 weeks
Acquaint student with pediatric nephology diagnosis and case daily discussions and consultations are required.
Faculty: Michelle Stuart-Hilgenteld, MD 

Last modified: Jun 19, 2017
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3243 E. Murdock, Suite 402
Wichita, KS 67208

Phone: 316-962-2250
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