VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

• (MED 8070) Clinical Pediatrics: 4 credit hours The Pediatric rotation is meant to be primarily done in the Pediatric ambulatory setting learning well child visits, the most common urgent illnesses requiring care, and to distinguish emergent care needs. The experience may include newborn care in the nursery setting and exposure to hospitalized pediatric patients where possible. The core pediatric experience however, is to cover those conditions most often cared for by the Pediatric primary care physician. To avoid redundancy, topics are removed where they are also covered in Family Medicine. In this setting students learn to diagnose and manage common acute medical conditions and to provide preventive health care in the pediatric population. Students must also learn to discriminate emergent conditions from non-emergent ones in children. Students should begin to acquire the essential knowledge to practice cost effective health care and standards of care. Students who have a strong interest in Pediatrics will receive further hospital exposure by choosing pediatric medical selectives in the fourth year. • (MED 8075) Pediatric Modules: 1 credit hour The student must complete a minimum of 20 pediatric medicine reading assignments and clinical modules (cases) that cover those items most often seen in the pediatric setting (both inpatient and outpatient). Each module should take approximately one to two hours to complete. • (MED 8080) Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: 4 credit hours The Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation provides a variety of experiences including the female outpatient examination, management of gynecologic and breast disorders seen in the ambulatory setting, exposure to obstetrical deliveries, management of the OB patient in the hospital, and the management of patients with surgical gynecologic conditions including exposure to gynecologic surgery. All experiences, regardless of setting have the goal of introducing the most common conditions seen in female patients cared for by their obstetrician and gynecologist. To avoid redundancy, topics are removed where they are also covered in surgery or Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. In this setting students learn to diagnosis and manage common acute medical and surgical conditions and preventive health care in the female population. Students receive exposure to prenatal and obstetrical standards of care. Students must also learn to discriminate emergent conditions from non-emergent ones in women and during pregnancy. Students should begin to acquire the essential knowledge to practice cost effective health care and standards of care. • (MED 8085) Obstetrics and Gynecology Modules: 1 credit hour The student must complete a minimum of 20 Ob/Gyn assignments and clinical modules that will cover those items most often seen by the Obstetrician and Gynecologist (both inpatient and outpatient). Each module should take approximately one to two hours to complete. • (MED 8090) Clinical Psychiatry: 4 credit hours The Psychiatry rotation is done in a variety of settings including hospital or ambulatory psychiatric facility settings. All experiences, regardless of setting have the goal of introducing the most common patients cared for by the primary care physician, often in consult or co-management with a psychiatrist. To avoid redundancy, topics are removed where they are also covered in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. In this setting students learn to diagnose and manage common acute and chronic psychiatric conditions that present in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Students must also learn to discriminate emergent conditions from non-emergent ones. Students should begin to acquire the essential knowledge to practice cost effective health care and standards of care. • (MED 8095) Psychiatry Modules: 1 credit hour The student must complete a minimum of 20 psychiatry assignments and/or modules that will cover those items most often seen in the psychiatric setting (both inpatient and outpatient). Each module should take approximately one to two hours to complete.

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