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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUR1 4144/F - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Developing Countries

Cr Hrs: 7
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 7 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. The objectives for this course are to provide the student with vertically integrated experience in pediatric cardiac care (diagnosis, pre-op care, anesthetic care, operative procedures, post-op ICU and ward care). The student will have the opportunity to study natural history of congenital heart defects and to experience medical care in developing countries. The student will have some responsibility for 10 to 15 patients per week. Student responsibilities will be to perform history and physical on all children, participate in children’s echocardiographic evaluation, perform endotracheal intubation and insertion of I.V. line (peripheral), NG tubes, Foley catheters, (with direct attending supervision). Student will be responsible for morning and evening rounds on ward patients and will participate in ICU rounds, assist in surgical procedures directly supervised by the faculty. Clinical Research Projects are available. The student will attend 2 Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery pre-operative conferences at International site, 1 morbidity/mortality conference at international site.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Variable International Sites
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of (SUR1-3001/F or SUR2-3001/F or SUR3-3001/F or SUR4-3001/F) or (FME1-3001/F or FME2-3001/F or FME3-3001/F or FME4-3001/F) or (PED1-3001/F or PED2-3001/F or PED3-3001/F)

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: William M. Novick -
Spring - Instructor of Record: William M. Novick -
Course Coordinator: Courtney Bishop - - 901-448-8370

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
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: No

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