PAC 671: Pediatrics

Course Description Students are assigned to work under the supervision of licensed physicians and/or physician assistants and in conjunction with the healthcare team, either in an inpatient or an outpatient pediatric department, clinic, or office. PAC671 is a core rotation which emphasizes the care of the child from birth to adolescence. Students learn to recognize and manage common childhood illnesses, assess variations in normal growth and development, and provide preventive health care services including immunizations, routine screening, parental and interventional counseling. Students incrementally develop the ability to analyze and synthesize medical information, to reason independently, and to apply the concepts of medical decision-making and problem-solving to complex patient presentations. Students can also choose to repeat this core rotation as a Main Discipline Elective. PAC671 must be completed in order to begin PAC661, Pediatrics Elective
Prerequisites PAC671 (prerequisite for PAC661)
Credits 5