Cardiology Rotation - The Department of Pediatrics of Lincoln

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Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Pediatric Electives
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the elective rotation curriculum is to expose residents to the “specialized
knowledge and methods of the major pediatric subspecialties”, as required by the
Pediatric RRC . Residents are required seven-month personalized elective experiences.
The seven months are divided among the PL-2 an PL-3 year. A minimum of 4 months of
elective experiences are taken at the primary institution (Neurology, Infectious Diseases,
Endocrinology and Pulmonary) from the core pediatric subspecialties. Additionally,
residents may create specialized electives, or take pediatric electives based in other
departments.
Each elective rotation will stress the content specific learning goals relevant to the
particular area of pediatric medicine. However, teaching and learning objectives will be
framed in the context of developing the resident’s abilities in the following six core
competencies:
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VI.
Patient Care
Medical Knowledge
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Professionalism
Systems-Based Practice
I.
Patient Care
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Residents will provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and
effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
Within the context of the subspecialty, the resident will interact with
patients and families, taking histories and performing physicals, as well as
working with attendings to communicate diagnostic plans.
During certain electives, the resident may have the opportunity to perform
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the guidance of faculty, with
a focus on those appropriate for a general pediatrician. All procedures
will be documented in the resident’s personal logbook.
The majority of experience in the subspecialty rotations will be in the
outpatient setting.
II.
Medical Knowledge
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III.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
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IV.
Residents must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care
practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their
patient care practices.
The resident will utilize a broad range of published medical information
available through web-based resources, as well as print journals and
textbooks from the hospital library.
Some rotations may offer the opportunity to implement practice-based
improvement projects for the resident.
During the elective, the resident is expected to work with, and facilitate
the learning of, students, other house officers and other health care
professionals.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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V.
Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving
biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and socialbehavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
Each elective will stress a different area of medical knowledge and
content-specific learning objectives (see links in column on left).
The resident will complete reading assignments and attend subspecialty
conferences focusing on the subspecialty area of the elective.
Common medical problems and diagnoses expected to be encountered
during the various rotations are available.
Residents must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication
skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with
patients, their patients families, and professional associates.
The resident is expected to maintain effective lines of communication
between patients, families and other health care providers throughout the
elective time. In many cases, the resident may be involved with
communication, by phone or letter, with the primary care provider for the
patient.
Professionalism
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Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional
responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse
patient population.
Residents will interact with ethnically and socio-economically varied
patient populations with diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs during
the elective rotations.
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VI.
Maintenance of patient confidentiality will be of highest priority.
Systems Based-Practice
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Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the
larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call
on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
Within the context of the electives, residents are expected to provide high
quality, but cost-effective health care.
While working with a subspecialty team, residents will often be involved
with coordination of care among services and with the primary care
physician.
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