IUSM fourth year students who plan to pursue a career in pediatrics, combined internal medicine/pediatrics, or any other combination of pediatrics (e.g. triple board, child neurology, EM-Pediatrics) should consider enrolling in the Pediatrics Therapeutics course. This course reviews and expands student’s clinical skills and knowledge base of selected pediatric problems, and provides an opportunity to demonstrate advanced levels of competence in communication and basic clinical skills.
Classes are held Monday through Friday during the month of November. Morning teaching sessions will include a variety of lectures and case discussions on selected pediatric topics. Topics and cases will be distributed at the beginning of the course. Afternoon sessions will include lectures and cases, in addition to interactive sessions with parents, patients, simulated patient cases, computer assisted educational programs and library time. All students will complete the American Academy of Pediatrics approved courses in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).