Pediatric Neurology

Objectives:

To gain experience in diagnostic work-up and management of infants, children and adolescents with neurologic disorders.

Description:

The student will work under the supervision of a Pediatric Neurologist at the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  He/she will act as a clinical clerk on the Pediatric Neurology consulting service.  She/he will work directly with infants, children, adolescents and their families completing inpatient and outpatient consults in ambulatory clinics, hospital wards, PICU, NICU and the emergency room.  The student will attend weekly teaching rounds and may be expected to complete a short oral presentation.

  1. Ward Rotation.  The student will be assigned to the Pediatric Neurologist consulting service.  He/she will carry out inpatient and outpatient consults in ambulatory clinics, hospital wards, PICU, NICU and the emergency room.  She/he will be involved in patient assessment, interpretation imaging and test results as providing their opinion re: treatment and management decisions.  The student will always have support and back-up from a Pediatric Neurology Resident and/or Staff Physician at all times.  She/he will only be assigned tasks that are within level of comfort, knowledge and training. 
  2. Clinic Rotation.  The student will be assigned to Pediatric Neurology ambulatory clinics that may include:  general child neurology, epilepsy, neuromuscular, headache, neuro-oncology, movement disorders, white matter diseases and cerebral palsy. 
LOCATION: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
DURATION 2 weeks
NO. OF STUDENTS: 1
AVAILABLE FOR:

All medical students, priority given to clinical clerks - Clerkship electives will be placed on a ward rotation; U of O preclinical students will observe in the clinics

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