MD - Pediatrics (PEDS)

MD - Pediatrics (PEDS)

PEDS 3000  Pediatrics  (8 Credit Hours)  

The Pediatric Clerkship is an 8-week clinical rotation designed to provide an introductory experience in the care of children for junior or senior medical students. The curriculum is based on a national curriculum formulated by the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics and is designed to assist students in acquiring basic knowledge of common and uncommon but significant pediatric disorders through both clinical and didactic learning experiences. All students spend time in general and specialty ambulatory clinics, general or specialty oriented inpatient ward services, and the well-baby and neonatal intensive care nurseries.

PEDS 3004  Pediatrics  (4 Credit Hours)  

This four-week elective provides students with an introduction to outpatient primary care and acute care in pediatrics. Students will rotate in various outpatient clinics to gain a better understanding of primary preventative care.

PEDS 3020  Pediatrics  (2 Credit Hours)  

This two-week elective provides students with an introduction to outpatient primary care and acute care in pediatrics. Students will rotate in various outpatient clinics to gain a better understanding of primary preventative care.

PEDS 3040  Pediatric Research  (4 Credit Hours)  

This course is an independent research elective for students in their clinical years: students must identify a faculty PI and negotiate content and deliverables with the faculty.

PEDS 3500  MED/PEDS Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4119  Advanced Pediatric Experience  (4 Credit Hours)  

The Department of Pediatrics will be offering the Advanced Pediatric Elective (APE) in the T-4 February block each year. The APE is a course designed for senior medical students who are interested in residency careers which involve the care of infants, children, and adolescent patients. The APE is an additional elective for senior students (the other being their sub-internship) designed to give students extra training to prepare them for pediatrics, internal medicine/pediatrics (med/peds), triple board (pediatrics/adult psychiatry/child psychiatry), or family practice residencies. The APE will be held in February each academic year as a 1 month elective in order for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be competent and successful at the start of their intern year. This senior elective will be limited to 10 seniors to ensure a more concentrated and robust learning experience for each student.

PEDS 4120  PEDS Emergency Medicine  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a 2-week elective in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Students will actively participate in the management of patients in the ED. Students will learn how to assess each patient and how to approach each complaint by considering most common causes and acutely emergent cases.

PEDS 4140  PEDS Emergency Medicine  (4 Credit Hours)  

This is a 4-week elective in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Students will actively participate in the management of patients in the ED. Students will learn how to assess each patient and how to approach each complaint by considering most common causes and acutely emergent cases.

PEDS 4210  PEDS Cardiology  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a two-week elective designed to provide exposure to Pediatric Cardiology. Students will rotate in an outpatient Cardiology Clinic to learn the diagnostic workup and management of common cardiologic cases. Students will learn about Congenial Heart Diseases and how they are managed in infants, children and adults.

PEDS 4230  PEDS Gastroenterology  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a 2-week elective with inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences involving patients with GI and Nutritional issues.

PEDS 4240  PEDS Genetics  (2 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4250  PEDS Hematology/Oncology  (2 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4270  PEDS Infectious Disease  (2 Credit Hours)  

During this 2-week elective, the student will be part of the clinical team, including the attending, fellow (some months) and resident (some months). The team will do inpatient consults, attend Pediatric ID clinics (including pediatric TB and HIV clinics), visit the microbiology lab to review cultures and smears, and attend teaching conferences and journal club. The student is expected to make 1-2 case presentations which include a review of the literature.

PEDS 4275  PEDS Medicine-Pediatrics  (4 Credit Hours)  

Students may be eligible to complete a PEDS Med-Peds elective at an away site. See eMedley information about approval for away rotations.

PEDS 4276  PEDS Medicine-Pediatrics  (2 Credit Hours)  

Students may be eligible to complete a PEDS Med-Peds elective at an away site. See eMedley information about approval for away rotations.

PEDS 4280  PEDS Nephrology  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a two-week elective on the Nephrology service.

PEDS 4290  PEDS Pulmonary  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a two-week elective that provides an introduction to pediatric pulmonology in both inpatient and outpatient clinic services. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics including cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic lung disease, recurrent lung infections in infancy, and pulmonary function testing.

PEDS 4410  PEDS Cardiology  (4 Credit Hours)  

This is a four-week elective designed to provide exposure to Pediatric Cardiology. Students will rotate in an outpatient Cardiology Clinic to learn the diagnostic workup and management of common cardiologic cases. Students will learn about Congenial Heart Diseases and how they are managed in infants, children and adults.

PEDS 4430  PEDS Gastroenterology  (4 Credit Hours)  

This elective is a four-week rotation with inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences involving patients with GI and Nutritional issues.

PEDS 4440  PEDS Genetics  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4450  PEDS Hematology/Oncology  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4461  PEDS Allergy/Immunology  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4462  PEDS Allergy/Immunology  (2 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4475  PEDS Infectious Disease  (4 Credit Hours)  

The student will be part of the clinical team, including the attending, fellow (some months) and resident (some months. The team will do inpatient consults, attend Pediatric ID clinics (including pediatric TB and HIV clinics), visit the microbiology lab to review cultures and smears, and attend teaching conferences and journal club. The student is expected to make 1-2 case presentations which include a review of the literature.

PEDS 4480  PEDS Nephrology  (4 Credit Hours)  

This is a four-week elective on the Nephrology service.

PEDS 4490  PEDS Pulmonary  (4 Credit Hours)  

A four week introduction to pediatric pulmonology in both inpatient and outpatient clinic services. Students will cover a wide range of topics including cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic lung disease, recurrent lung infections in infancy, and pulmonary function testing.

PEDS 4500  Pediatric Wards Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4501  Pediatric NICU Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4502  Pediatric PICU Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

PEDS 4520  PEDS Adolescent Medicine  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a 2-week elective in which students will care for adolescent and young adult patients in a variety of outpatient clinics including non-traditional, community-based settings (homeless shelter, voc/tech school). Autonomy is encouraged. Learning will be supplemented with live lectures and online modules.

PEDS 4540  PEDS Adolescent Medicine  (4 Credit Hours)  

Care for adolescent and young adult patients in a variety of outpatient clinics including non-traditional, community-based settings (homeless shelter, voc/tech school). Autonomy is encouraged. Learning will be supplemented with live lectures and online modules.

PEDS 5500  Clinical Preceptorship - Peds  (1 Credit Hour)  

Preceptorships are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a physician to shadow. Students must have their preceptorship approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

PEDS 5501  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  (1 Credit Hour)  

The student is expected to participate for a semester in the elective, which will involve about 1/2 day per week following patients in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic. The students will be mentored by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending physician. Initially, students will see and examine patients in the presence of the attending. As the student becomes more experienced and comfortable, he/she will take histories, do examinations, formulate the assessments and plans and make presentations to the attending physician before the physician sees the patient. Because the majority of patients have chronic illnesses, the student will be able to follow many patients over most of the year. A variety of illnesses are seen such as leukemia, solid tumors, and sickle cell disease, anemia’s and coagulation disorders. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pathophysiology of these disorders.

PEDS 5540  Pediatric Research  (1 Credit Hour)  

5000-level research opportunities are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a faculty member with whom to conduct research. Students must have their research prospectus form approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

PEDS 9000  Pediatrics Visiting Student  (4 Credit Hours)  

This rotation is available only to visiting MD students, from US schools of medicine, in the clinical phase of their training: Tulane SOM does not accept visiting students from international schools of medicine. Visiting MD students must apply through AAMC's VSAS system to be eligible to enroll; pre-clinical visiting MD students are not eligible.

PEDS 9020  Pediatrics Visiting Student  (2 Credit Hours)  

This rotation is available only to visiting MD students, from US schools of medicine, in the clinical phase of their training: Tulane SOM does not accept visiting students from international schools of medicine. Visiting MD students must apply through AAMC's VSAS system to be eligible to enroll; pre-clinical visiting MD students are not eligible.