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Pediatrics Elective Course Description

Course Name: Adolescent Medicine
Course Number: PE-418
Elective Type: B1 

Anne Powell

Contact: Maxine Schmeidler

Department: Pediatrics
Sites Available: UMMHC-University Campus
Months Offered: E1 - M10
Number of Students / Month: 1
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 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  
Website: Department of Pediatrics