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Pediatrics Elective Course Description

Course Name: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Elective
Course Number: PE-455
Elective Type: B1 

Susan Fine, MD

Contact: Maxine Schmeidler 

Department: Pediatrics & Internal Medicine
Sites Available: Westborough Community Physicians
Months Offered: E1-M5, M7-M10
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: Completion of all 3rd year Clerkships
Elective Description:  This one month elective will provide medical students with a broad experience in the combined disciplines of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Students will work directly with attending Umass-Memorial Med/Peds faculty in the primary care office located in Westborough. Students also have the option to spend time with any of our 17 Med/Peds faculty members, whether in primary care or specialties (please see the UMass Chan Med/Peds website for details on providers). These visits will be organized upon beginning the rotation.

Students will be expected to interview and examine both adult and pediatric patients with acute and chronic medical problems, and to present cases to attending physicians. Students will be encouraged to formulate broad differential diagnosis and devise treatment and diagnostic plans of action. At the conclusion of the month, students are expected to present on a Med/Peds topic of their choice.
Note:  N/A
Location: Westborough Comminity Physicians, 33 East Main Street, Westborough, MA  01581    
Website:Department of Pediatrics