Pediatrics * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Adolescent Medicine
Course Number: PE-418
Elective Type: B1 
Coordinator(s):

Contact: Maxine Schmeidler Maxine.Schmeidler@umassmed.edu
508-856-3102

Department: Pediatrics
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: * Varies dependent on resident schedules
Number of Students / Month: 1 maximum
Prerequisites: 4th year students only; Completion of 3rd yr. Pediatrics Clerkship
Elective Description:
  • To familiarize the medical student with normal and abnormal growth and development in adolescents
  • To understand the psycho/social and developmental tasks of adolescents
  • To develop communication skills for interviewing adolescents
  • To understand the commonly seen illnesses in the adolescent age group
  • To participate in gathering information about sensitive topics such as substance and alcohol use, sexuality, and family issues
  • To practice performance of the pelvic exam in the adolescent.
  • To understand appropriate anticipatory guidance for parents and teenagers in regard to issues such as driving, alcohol and parties, etc.
  • To learn about various models of adolescent health care in the community
 
Note: N/A
Location: UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655   www.mapquest.com
Website: Department of Pediatrics  http://www.umassmed.edu/pediatrics/