Pediatrics * Elective Course Description

Course Name:Pediatric Genetics
Course Number:PE-446
Elective Type:B1
Coordinator(s):

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

Department:Pediatrics
Sites Available:UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered:May through April
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites:Completion of Pediatrics Clerkship 
Elective Description: The student will attend outpatient clinic at the University or Memorial Campus seeing pediatric and adult patients 4 days per week. Student will attend outpatient clinic at the Memorial Campus seeing prenatal patients one morning per week and hereditary breast cancer patients once every other week.  The student participates in inpatient consults, conferences, lectures. Student will also learn principles of dysmorphology, recognition of chromosomal disorders, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders and inherited diseases.  Student will also learn principles and ethics of genetic counseling and genetic testing.   
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/