Acting Internship in Pediatrics: PEDS-440

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Dorothy Anne Richmond, MD

Contact: Amy Kalsi

Phone: (202) 444-8803

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 5CCC

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1-2 students/block

Description: This AI rotation is to allow the student to perform at the level of a PL-1 on the Pediatric Inpatient Service, Gray Team. The student will care for a variety of patients including general pediatric, pulmonary, gastroenterology, neurology, surgical and surgical sub-specialty. The student will participate in the diagnostic work-up of patients and will be under the direct supervision of the PL-3 for patient care. Required night coverage will be every fourth night with the direct supervision of a PL-2 or PL-3 at these times. The student will manage patients and have the opportunity to teach third year students.


Acting Internship in Pediatrics: PEDS-441

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Noel Mensah-Bonsu, MD

Contact: Molly Hobbs and Jacki Ferry

Phone: (703) 776-6699

Location: Inova FFX Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: The overall goal of this rotation is to provide students with an intense experience in caring for acutely ill children who have a wide range of ages, diseases, and cultures. Care of both the physical and psychosocial aspects of the patient's illness are emphasized and addressed. The rotation will assist any future pediatrician in recognizing and managing natural sequel of acute medical and surgical diseases, as well as potential complications and exacerbations of chronic illnesses. 

 


 
Acting Internship in Neonatology: PEDS-445

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Jayashree Ramasethu, MD

Contact: Ninian Kring kringn@georgetown.edu

Phone:  (202) 444-8709

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/NICU, 3 Main

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1-2 students/block

Description: This AI is designed to give the student practical and theoretical experience in neonatal intensive care. The student will function as an acting intern in a resident student team with close supervision by the Neonatology fellow and Attending with primary first call responsibility including night calls. The student will be the primary physician for a limited number of intensive care infants, which may include a premature infant <28 weeks; a feeding, growing preemie, a term infant with suspected sepsis and/or jaundice. In addition, the student will participate in the delivery room with a 3rd yr resident, fellow, or NNP, and neonatal transport teams in the initial care and stabilization of the critically ill neonate. The student will have the opportunity to observe critically ill infants being managed on whole body cooling, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), nitric oxide, and high frequency ventilation (HFV) therapy. The student is encouraged to take the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and become certified as a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider prior to rotating in the NICU. The student will be expected to attend and participate in all the nursery conferences. If the student wishes, participation in the Intensive Care Nursery Development Follow-up and Apnea/BPD Clinic can be arranged.


 

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: PEDS-446

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Dr. Fitzpatrick

Contact: Marcia Roberts

Phone: (202) 444-2468

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 8am at C5-2, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: This elective is designed to give the student practical and theoretical experience in pediatric intensive care. The student will function as an "acting intern" in a resident-student team with close supervision by the pediatric intensivist. The student will be the primary physician for a limited number of children in the intensive care unit (with the above mentioned supervision). The patient population in the Pediatric ICU represents all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. Critically ill children are usually admitted to the unit for septic shock, severe fluid and electrolyte imbalances, status asthmaticus and status epilepticus, severe pneumonia, increased intracranial pressure, heart failure, acute bacterial meningitis and after complex ENT, abdominal, cranial, thoracic surgery and liver and bowel transplantation. The student will have the opportunity to learn about sophisticated monitoring devices, pediatric airway management, central venous line insertions, mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic stabilization. Particular emphasis on cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology is a prominent component of the teaching in the unit. The student will be expected to attend and participate in the regular PICU conferences (twice a week) where lectures on intensive care topics are given by the attending, in the weekly journal club, the monthly ethics rounds and the daily teaching rounds. 


 
Pediatric Emergency Medicine: PEDS-501

Department: Pediatrics Emergency Medicine

Instructor: Ron D. Waldrop MD

Additional Faculty: Barbara McCabe MD, Eugene Chung MD, Eugenie Charles MD, Deepa Shah MD, Anne Marie Lagoc MD, Ron Waldrop MD

Contact: Ron D. Waldrop MD

Phone: (703) 858-6044

Location: Inova Loudoun Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks, For AY14-15, Only Open Blocks 7-10

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: The fourth year medical student will be intensively exposed to the specialty of pediatric emergency medicine. The student will perform pediatric history, and physicals, stabilization of patients, interpreting differential diagnosis, diagnostic testing and be a key decision-making member of the team. Students will be able to recommend treatments, as well as discharge planning and follow up for approximately 450 pediatric emergency department patients in their 4 week rotation. They will be supervised in a one on one fashion by board certified pediatric emergency physicians. The student will be taught up to date evidence based medicine for the specialty as well as the modern healthcare principles of quality measurement, safety, confidentiality, reimbursement for performance, risk management, and customer satisfaction. To this end the student will have assigned reading material, scheduled presentations and lectures, as well as an end of rotation test. Please note this elective requires a $100 processing fee and application from Georgetown students. NOT OPEN TO VISITING STUDENTS.  


 
Pediatric Oncology/Hematology: PEDS-503

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Amal Abu-Ghosh, MD

Contact: Hyacinth Todd

Phone: (202) 444-2224

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: This elective is designed to give the student exposure to all aspects of pediatric hematology and oncology. Participation is offered in daily rounds and outpatient clinics and in weekly patient care and educational conferences. Psychosocial care of children with serious illness and their families will be stressed in addition to the pathophysiology and treatment of blood diseases and cancer. Students will also participate in the Late Effects in Cancer Survivors Program which provides care for cancer survivors.  


 

Developmental Pediatrics: PEDS-506

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Dr. Trevor Valentine (Trevor.L.Valentine@gunet.georgetown.edu)

Contact: Dr. Trevor Valentine

Location: 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC. 4th floor 

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block (not available Block 2)

Description: The aim of this elective is to provide the student with a broad base of developmental pediatrics in conjunction with an introduction to and participation with the various disciplines that are available for the care of the child with disabilities. The student will participate in the pediatric and interdisciplinary evaluation of patients referred to the Georgetown University Development and Genetics Divisions. The student will participate in special projects such as: follow-up of high-risk infants, assessment and treatment of high risk children by physical/occupational/speech and language therapies; Genetics Clinic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Clinic, inter-disciplinary diagnostic team for high risk infants and young children with disabilities.  The new location of the Department of Pediatrics is 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016.


 

Pediatric Neurology: PEDS-507

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Nassim Zecavati, MD, Temitayo Oyegbile, MD and Cesar Santos, MD

Contact: Caryn Godfrey Caryn.Godfrey@gunet.georgetown.edu 

Phone:202-243-3482

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 9am to the Neurology suite of offices on 2 PHC

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: This is a 4-week elective which will give the student experience in both the in-patient and out-patient setting. The student will see in-patient consults on all the Pediatric floor services, NICU, PICU, transplant team, Hematology/Oncology, and General Pediatrics. The student will participate in out-patient evaluations for seizures, headaches, movement disorders, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular dysfunction, stroke, and other disorders of the CNS. Special attention will be paid to deviations from normal development and the age-appropriate neurological examination. The student will learn to generate a differential diagnosis which includes the non-nervous system mimickers of nervous system disease.  


 
Pediatric Infectious Disease: PEDS-518

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Charlotte Barbey-Morel, MD

Additional Faculty: Eric Stern, MD, Susan Wollersheim, MD

Contact:  Nancy Alexander nav101@gunet.georgetown.edu

Phone: 202-243-3492

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1-2 students/block. NOT AVAILABLE IN BLOCK 1

Description: Elective course in Pediatric Infectious Disease offers experience in this field under the direction of Dr. Barbey-Morel, Dr. Eric Stern, and Dr. Susan Wollersheim. The elective consists of hands-on experience in the evaluation of neonates, infants and children with acute and chronic infectious diseases, as well as didactic sessions on antimicrobial therapy, HIV infection, common infectious disorders, fever, travel-related infections and other core topics of infectious disease. Requirements include: daily inpatient rounds and outpatient clinic visits, when scheduled, and an end-of-rotation case-based EBM presentation to the Division. This elective is open to all GU students, with priority given to those students planning careers in pediatrics, med-peds, family medicine and infectious disease. (NOT OPEN TO VISITING STUDENTS). 


 
Adolescent Medicine Elective: PEDS-519

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Kirsten B. Hawkins, MD, MPH, FAAP  & Hilary Wolf, MD

Phone: 202.243-2400

Email: kbh103@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block ONLY OFFERED BLOCKS 2, 3, 4, AND 10

Description: This rotation has been developed as an introduction to the field of Adolescent Medicine. The four-week experience will include instruction and experience in: interviewing the adolescent patient with attention to confidentiality and consent, normal pubertal growth and development, psychosocial issues such as depression, and substance abuse, as well as, reproductive health issues to include STI’s, contraception, and pregnancy.

The elective will consist of the following components: clinical experience, community outreach, didactic sessions, and a formal presentation project. Clinical Experience: This will consist of providing care for patients in the Adolescent Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics at MGUH. Students will be asked to provide a self-assessment of adolescent medicine related knowledge and skills, which will be reviewed with the rotation preceptors at the beginning, midpoint and end of the rotation. Community Outreach: This will consist of attending sessions at Crossroads Adolescent Drug Treatment Program. Didactic Sessions: There will be weekly didactic sessions to enhance and underscore reading materials. Presentation: Students will be asked to do a 30 min presentation on an adolescent health care topic before the completion of the rotation.

 


 
Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism: PEDS-528

Department: Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology

Instructor: Douglas Sobel, MD, Rosa Sherafat, MD, Evgenia Gourgari, MD

Contact: Barbara Runner

Phone: (202) 243-3490 

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, 4th Floor

Duration: Four weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: The purpose of this elective is to enhance the clinical skills and fund of knowledge of participating students in the important areas of growth, puberty, and sexual development; and disorders of thyroid, adrenal, and CHO metabolism, in particular, insulin dependent diabetes. Students will be assigned patients in the endocrine clinic, will participate in the work up and management of hospitalized patients and read relevant and current literature. At the end of the rotation, students are expected to prepare a clinical review and case presentation of one of the more challenging endocrine cases they encountered during the rotation. 


 

Community Pediatrics: PEDS-533

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Matthew Levy, MD, MPH

Contact: Matthew Levy, MD, MPH

Phone: (202) 444-8135

Location: Washington, DC

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: The student is assigned to a number of different community nonprofit clinics including a mobile medical unit, WIC, Child Protective Services, etc. The student spends time with each clinic and gets a full exposure to varied aspects of healthcare delivery to the underserved. The student will be part of the community pediatrics team and will get opportunities to investigate and discuss area of interest pertaining to the health of this high-risk population.  


 

Child Advocacy: PEDS-534

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Matthew Levy, MD, MPH

Contact: Matthew Levy, MD, MPH

Phone: (202) 444-8135

Duration: 4 weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Description: The student will select a particular organization locally or nationally and will choose an advocacy topic of interest pertaining to children and families. With the assistance of the preceptor the student will contact the organization and arrange time to join them in their mission. This option will require critical thinking and some writing of a small brief. Student will present their issue in Powerpoint at the end of the rotation.
This rotation requires at least three-month advance notice to arrange.
 STUDENTS MUST CONTACT DR. LEVY AT LEAST THREE MONTHS TO ARRANGE THIS ELECTIVE.


 

Outpatient Pediatrics (Children and Youth Ambulatory Services Clinic): PEDS-542

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Dorothy Anne Richmond, MD

Contact: Dorothy Anne Richmond, MD

Location: 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 4th Floor

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: The objective of this elective is to provide the student with a foundation in general pediatrics in the outpatient setting. A strong emphasis is put on the management of common pediatric ailments and disorders, as well as health maintenance visits and well check-ups from birth to adolescence. This elective consists of hands-on experience in the evaluation of neonates, infants, and children from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Students will also have the option of seeing patients in the well baby nursery. The student will work closely with the pediatric residents and under the supervision of the general pediatric attending. 


 

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine: PEDS-548

Department: Pediatrics

Instructor: Maria Bautista, MD 

Phone: (202) 243-3550

Email: mxb25@gunet.georgetown.edu 

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1student/block

Description: Pediatric pulmonary medicine focuses on the acute and chronic management of children with underlying respiratory disease. The specialty covers a broad range of services including care for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sleep disordered breathing, respiratory complications from neuromuscular diseases and children requiring home mechanical ventilation and BIPAP. During the 2 or 4 week rotation, the medical student will participate in inpatient consultation learning and providing initial consultation and subsequent follow up. They will participate in the ambulatory pulmonary clinic and assist in the evaluation and management of out-patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and in the Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Clinic at Children's National Medical Center. They will also observe and participate in pulmonary procedures such as flexible bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing.