Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective

Course Description

Students participate in the highest level of pediatric patient care allowed a medical student. Students obtain a history and perform a physical exam on pediatric patients from newborn to adolescence. Under the direct supervision of attendings and senior residents, students exercise clinical thinking and develop differential diagnosis, management and disposition for pediatric patients presenting with medical illness, for an OBGYN workup, surgical workups, traumatic injuries and psychiatric issues. The students will become familiar with common infectious diseases, pediatric surgical/orthopedic emergencies and toxicology emergencies, as well as pregnancy related issues. The student will increase their communication skills with children, families, consultants and emergency medicine staff. Students will participate under supervision in common procedures in pediatric emergency medicine such as suturing, conscious sedation, and splinting of extremity injuries.

Contact Information

doctor Joshua Easter smiling and wearing a white lab coatJoshua Easter, MD
Course Director
Phone: (434) 924-8485

Aileen Watchko
Education Coordinator
Phone: (434) 982-1800