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110  Pediatric Core Clerkship  (2 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing.

Restrictions: UCSF medical students only.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will develop a durable framework for evaluating the health of children in all settings: ambulatory (both wellness and common illnesses), inpatient and newborn nursery. Students are expected to be an integral part of each team and be responsible for evaluating pediatric patients - not only taking histories and performing physical exams, but challenging themselves to interpret these findings, create differential diagnoses, and formulate diagnostic and therapeutic plans.

130.01  CIEx - Pediatric Intensive Care  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Henry, S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundaitons 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students enrolled in this inpatient medicine immersion experience will be part of a pediatric intensive care team (day or night shifts) and will be have the opportunity to evaluate and treat a wide variety of medical and surgical patients.

130.02  CIEx - Pediatric Gastroenterology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Verstraete, S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in F2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Integrative Elective will maximize the student’s one on one time with experts in the field. Student will learn basic management of common GI diseases in a variety of clinical settings.

130.03  CIEx - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Hermiston       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will attend oncology ward teaching sessions each morning, followed by oncology work rounds. Students will observe outpatient clinics in the afternoons including: oncology, hematology, neuro-oncology, radiation therapy, and survivorship.

130.04  CIEx - Intro to Clinical Pediatric Allergy & Immunology  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Dorsey       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. This rotation will include a mix of inpatient and outpatient experiences to provide students exposure to common, as well as some rare, allergy and immunology diseases in the pediatric patient population.

140.01B  Ambulatory Pediatrics  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students will function as interns in the busy Acute Care Clinic (6M) of the Children's Health Center at ZSFG. Students will gain skills in the assessment and management of a wide range of common acute pediatric complaints in a high risk patient population while working with an interdisciplinary care team. Students will also participate in all teaching conferences and present one case in a teaching conference for the rest of pediatric trainees.

140.01C  Inpatient Pediatrics Subinternship - UCSF Oakland  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Zaat       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110 Medicine 110

Restrictions: UCSF students only       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

Students help manage patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, ranging from common general pediatric conditions to very rare and complicated multisystem disorders.

140.01J  Intensive Care Nursery  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Neonatology is the specialty of newborn intensive care which provides oversight of medical and surgical care for sick babies in the setting of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), aka: intensive care nursery (ICN). This rotation is based entirely at the UCSF William H. Tooley Intensive Care Nursery, which is a 58 bed full service, level III/IV tertiary care referral center with over 1000 admissions per year. Many admissions are prenatally diagnosed and followed through the UCSF High Risk OB

140.01K  Neonatology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students develop skills in assessment of newborns in the setting of a high risk patient population. The experience involves care of patients ranging from the healthy term newborn to the infant requiring intensive supportive care. Students will play an active role in the diagnosis and management of these patients and be instructed in the recognition and treatment of common disorders affecting newborns.

140.01M  Pediatric Critical Care  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students follow selected patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and participate in patient presentations, management conferences, and teaching rounds. Emphasis is on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology in management of critically ill pediatric patients. Students become familiar with relevant literature concerning problems of patients being followed.

140.01N  Advanced Inpatient Pediatrics  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110, Medicine 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Independent Study

Clerkship provides exposure to typical pediatric inpatients at a quaternary care children’s hospital in a setting where the student assumes primary responsibility for initial evaluations, diagnostic procedures and ongoing management of patients. Students are assigned patients and are expected to follow them from admission, including initial history, physical exam and work up through to discharge. Students should be fully integrated into the team.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: 4th year medical students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Clinical clerkship in off-campus hospitals approved by the chairperson of the department and the dean.

140.04  Pediatric Cardiology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Conference, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This course will provide students with exposure to a full range of congenital and acquired heart disease from infants to young adults. The main objective of the rotation is to provide a basic understanding of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of common and critical types of congenital heart disease. The 4-week elective is divided between inpatient and outpatient experiences to provide a wide range of exposure.

140.06  Pediatric Critical Care Subinternship - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Bunnalai, R. Kinman       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Medicine and Pediatric Core rotations.

Restrictions: 4th year medical student.       Activities: Block Elective

Students will function as an acting intern in a 10 bed PICU caring for critically ill infants and children. Teaching will be provided on a continuous basis. While on this service, students will take a post-exam, follow curriculum, present patient cases daily and give a formal oral presentation at the end of the course.

140.08A  Pediatric Medical Summer Camp Experience - Fresno  (3 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): W. Brox       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110 core clerkship

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Block Elective

Students will work as part of a team of faculty and medical staff at a boy scouts summer camp at Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake which is approximately 50 miles east of the city of Fresno. Student will be expected to assist and complete assigned duties. Students may participate in the care of children and adolescent youths to treat minor scrapes, sprains and exposures. Time will be spent teaching campers about safety and wilderness medicine including basic life support techniques.

140.13  Pediatric Endocrinology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students participate in the clinical and investigative aspects of endocrine and metabolic problems in children,spending time on inpatient services, outpatient clinics and possibly the laboratory.

140.15  Pediatric Oncology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students participate in the management of INPATIENTS ONLY with solid tumors and leukemia, at time of initial diagnostic evaluation and ongoing therapy.

140.16  Pediatric Nephrology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students will be involved in key clinical activities and will learn about both chronic and acute renal issues in children such as nutritional problems (requiring TPN for instance), end stage renal disease and chronic renal failure (including post-transplant and dialysis patients).

140.17  Pediatric Genetics  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students participate in the clinical and investigative aspects of birth defects and genetic disorders in children and families, spending time on inpatient services, clinics and possibly the laboratory.

140.18  Pediatric Hem/Onc Consult Service  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Student will function as an integral part of the outpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patient care team. The student will acquire a body of knowledge relating to the diagnosis and treatment of various pediatric hematology and oncology disorders in an entirely outpatient experience, gain experience in doing common procedures in this setting and will gain expertise in communicating with children and families about their conditions.

140.21  Pediatric Pulmonary  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students participate in pulmonary consultations (initial and follow-up) in the acute care and intensive care units and in the general pulmonary and cystic fibrosis clinics.

140.30  Gastroenterology & Nutrition  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students become familiar with the diagnosis and management of gastroenterological and hepatic diseases in infants and children. Experience is gained in the nutritional problems and therapy of pediatric patients.

140.31  Inpatient Pediatric Clerkship - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Gastelum, C. Faulkenberry-Miranda       Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and passed Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: Must have completed and passed Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture, Student - Workshop, Student - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This course takes place at Community Regional Medical Center at UCSF Fresno on the Inpatient Pediatric Service. The patient population is primarily Medi-Cal patients, in a rural undeserved area. It provides the opportunity to develop and perfect skills in history-taking, physical examination, case write-ups, presentations, and procedures. Supervised problem-oriented learning/teaching environment fosters basic diagnostic and management skills.

140.33  Pediatric Rheumatology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students learn to evaluate and care for children with rheumatologic disorders. This course emphasizes performing the musculoskelal exam, understanding diagnostic testing in rheumatology, developing a differential diagnosis for children presenting with inflammatory symptoms and/or pain, and approach to the care of children with chronic disease. Students will also be exposed to ongoing clinical research studies in pediatric rheumatology

140.35  Pediatric Infectious Disease  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110, Medicine 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students learn the principles of diagnosis and the management of common infectious conditions; infectious complications in the immunocompromised host; neonatal infections; interpretation of microbiological data; indications and interpretations of special studies; and utilization of the microbiology laboratory.

140.36  Allergy & Immunology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students learn to evaluate and care for children with primary immunodeficiency diseases and allergic diseases. This course emphasizes: --the ontogeny of the immune response as it relates to immunodeficiency and allergies --immunologic dysregulation involved in the pathogenesis of more common and rare disorders --laboratory studies required for diagnosis --the care of children with chronic (immunologic and allergic) diseases.

140.37  Adolescent Medicine  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This clinical rotation is on an outpatient/inpatient adolescent medicine service. Clinical experience includes service in a primary/subspecialty care adolescent outpatient clinic and on an adolescent consult and eating disorder inpatient medical service.

140.41  Pediatric Neonatology (NICU) - Fresno  (6 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Rajani, E. Gastelum       Prerequisite(s): Completion of Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: 4th year medical student.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

Community Regional Medical Center serves a delivery service of approximately 8,000 deliveries per year. Students will be integral members of the NICU team and will manage neonatal patients. This will include attending deliveries, participating in neonatal resuscitations, admitting newborns to the NICU, writing up H&Ps, writing orders and performing procedures.

140.43  Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Haight       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Block Elective

In the office setting students are exposed to common pediatric conditions including chronic abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, acute and chronic diarrhea, constipation, encopresis, failure to thrive, jaundice and nutrition. On the inpatient service, students will follow more complex patients.

140.45  Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: none       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Student will function as an integral part of the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) team. Student will acquire a body of knowledge specific to bone marrow transplantation, gain experience in doing common procedures and in communication with children and families about their condition.

140.49  Pediatric Endocrinology - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Kinman, S. Banerjee       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Core rotations in Pediatrics.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year medical students.       Activities: Block Elective

Provides comprehensive exposure to clinical pediatric endocrinology: presentation, diagnosis, & management of both common/uncommon endocrinologic problems. Specific topics include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, growth issues, precocious and delayed puberty, pituitary/hypothalamic abnormalities, hypocalcemia, hypoglycemia, vitamin D deficiency and/or rickets, adrenal abnormalities (such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia), Turner syndrome, and menstrual abnormal.

140.51A  Pediatric Pulmonology - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Do, J. Moua       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Block Elective

Understand the development of airway anatomy and lungs in children, recognition of respiratory illness, acute and chronic, review basic pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology and understand basic treatment modalities and basic science background for each treatment.

150.04  Research in Pediatrics  (6 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Student research projects under guidance of faculty members. Programs must be approved by instructors. Students may initiate or continue research programs under supervision of faculty members.

170.01A  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g. bone marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatric specialty care.

170.01B  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases, treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g., bobe marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatric specialty care.

170.01C  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases, treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g., bone marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatrics specialty care.

180.01B  Adolescent Development  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Irwin, C. Boyer       Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites are required.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This Fall quarter of Pediatrics 180.01 will continue cover topics of physiological psychological, cognitive and social development of adolescents.

180.01C  Adolescent Development  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. Irwin, C. Boyer       Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites are required.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This is a two-quarter course covering psychosocial factors related to adolescent health (e.g., peer influences, family, school), specific adolescent health topics (e.g., substance use, eating disorders, mental and reproductive health), and health policy focusing on issues related to confidentiality and principles of adolescent health policy

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.