Pediatric Surgery

Experience in the Surgery of Children

Objectives:

  • To introduce the student to pediatric patient care;
  • To introduce the student to the function of a surgeon in an academic hospital
  • To arrange the rotation so that the student's knowledge of physiology and anatomy is reinforced by the clinical experience;
  • To encourage the student to consider academic pediatric surgery or pediatrics as a possible career.

Description:

The elective will be offered in Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery.  

The student will attend one afternoon a week for 8 consecutive weeks. During this time he/she will have a set schedule involving 4 separate and different out-patient clinic visits. At this time, he/she will have a one-on-one experience with a pediatric surgeon and a pediatric surgical resident. The remaining 4 weeks will be allotted to one afternoon in the operating room, one afternoon attending teaching clinical patient care rounds, and two afternoons of electives.

On the first day of the rotation, the student will meet with the supervisor, at which stage the rotation will be further explained. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to discuss the experience with the supervisor at the end of the rotation.

Contact: Dr. Ken Kontio (613) 737-7600 x1360

Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2-4 weeks

No. of Students: 8

Available for: 1 st, 2nd, 3rd and 4 th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric General Surgery

Objectives:

These will depend on the objectives set out by the student.

Description:

This will be a clinical experience with a one-on-one association with an attending surgeon in the Department of Surgery at CHEO.

Contact: Dr. Juan Bass (613) 737-7600 x2060

Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: minimum 2 weeks, 4 weeks preferred

No. of Students: 2

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Objectives:

To receive exposure and learn comprehensive management of Pediatric Neurosurgical problems including congenital malformation, head injuries, pediatric brain tumors, intractable epilepsy, etc.

Description:

Divisional activities are as follows:

  • Neurosurgery clinics on Monday and Tuesday;
  • Elective O.R. cases on Wednesday and Thursday;
  • Ward and Teaching Rounds on Friday.

The student will be able to participate in ongoing basic science and clinical research projects.

Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2-4 weeks

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Objectives:

  • To be able to distinguish variations of normal from pathological musculoskeletal problems in children;
  • To learn the basic concepts regarding fracture treatment and musculoskeletal injury in children;
  • To recognize the normal epiphyseal plate and understand its response to injury;
  • To develop the proper technique of cast application and removal;
  • To participate in pediatric orthopedic clinics, rounds and specialty clinics;
  • The opportunity to complete a small clinical research project concerning a pediatric musculoskeletal disorder.

Description:

In addition to achieving the above objectives, the student would become part of the "pediatric orthopedic team". As such, the student would attend rounds and clinics and develop expertise in the examination of musculoskelatally injured and diseased children. The student would have the opportunity to follow patients to the operating room for closed reductions of fractures and for MSK reconstructive procedures, and as well to see how these patients are managed on the ward. The student would be primarily assigned to one supervisor, but would have the opportunity to attend clinics run by other members of the staff. There would be an opportunity to present cases and participate in rounds.

A small clinical research project may be assigned, which the student would present on the last week of the rotation.

Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

No. of Students: 2

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric Plastic Surgery 

Objectives:

  • To be able to distinguish variations of normal from pathological skin, peripheral nerve, craniofacial and upper extremity musculoskeletal problems in children;
  • To learn the basic concepts regarding head and neck, hand, and peripheral nerve trauma and fracture treatment in children;
  • To develop an approach and understanding of burns and burn wound care in children;
  • To learn the basic concepts of congenital facial anomalies (cleft lip and palate, ear) in children and their treatment.
  • To develop the proper technique of elective and traumatic wound care, and upper-extremity splint application and therapy;
  • To participate in pediatric plastics clinics, rounds and local anesthesia clinics;

Description:

In addition to achieving the above objectives, the student would become part of the "plastics team at CHEO". As such, the student would attend rounds and clinics and develop expertise in the examination of musculoskelatally injured head and neck, upper-extremity, and burns d children. The student would have the opportunity to follow patients to the operating room for treatment, reconstructive procedures, and as well to see how these patients are managed on the ward. The student would be primarily assigned to one supervisor, but would have the opportunity to attend clinics run by other members of the staff. There would be an opportunity to present cases and participate in rounds at CHEO and the Ottawa General Hospital.

Location: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 

Location: The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

 

Elective in Pediatric Urology Surgery 

Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of the investigation and management of common pediatric urological problems including voiding dysfunction, urinary tract infections, congenital anatomical problems, and scrotal and penile pathology. There may also be exposure to pediatric urological trauma, stone disease, neurogenic bladder and pediatric urological malignancies.
  • To be exposed to the various radiological investigations that are essential in the investigation of children with pediatric urology diagnoses and to understand their indications and significance. There will be significant exposure to ultrasonography of the urinary tract.
  • To have some exposure to pediatric urological emergencies and their management.
  • To be exposed to common pediatric urology surgical procedures such as hydrocele/hernia repair, hypospadias repair and orchiopexy.

Description:

In addition to achieving the above objectives the student will take part in a small but integrated team based service with exposure to outpatient clinics, wards, emergency patients and surgical cases. The student will also be expected to assist in ward rounds on inpatients and to participate in various learning opportunities including Pediatric Urology Journal Club, Urology Grand Rounds and Urology-Nephrology-Radiology Rounds.

Location: The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Duration: 2-4 weeks

No.of students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

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