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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED 45015 - Developmental Pediatrics

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This elective in Developmental Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) provides an intensive one-month interdisciplinary clinical exposure to the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, support and community integration of children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Diagnoses include autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, developmental language disorders, school learning and behavioral problems, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities. Under faculty supervision, students will evaluate new patients, serve as members of the interdisciplinary team and participate in team conferences. They will be involved in discussions with families about diagnoses, recommendations and management issues. The student will usually present a short seminar to pediatric faculty and residents. Opportunities to adapt the rotation to meet the student’s particular goals are available and should be discussed with faculty. Specific focused projects will be considered.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: University of Tennessee Boling Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (outpatient)
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PED-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Toni Whitaker -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Toni Whitaker -
Course Coordinator: Dr. Toni Whitaker - - 901-448-6512

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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