Pediatrics

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Pediatrics gives you the opportunity to work in both outpatient and inpatient
settings. Before the rotation starts, you will be asked if you want to be at
Children's or South Buffalo Mercy. If you choose Children's, at orientation, you
will be assigned to 3 weeks at an outpatient clinic somewhere in buffalo and 3
weeks to an inpatient team. Mercy is a combination of outpatient and inpatient
every day for the whole 6 weeks.

During outpatient clinic, you will be able to practice your history and physical
exam skills as well as see a wide variety of findings in children. Clinic is
usually from 9 to 5. You work with your attendings one-on-one and also with
residents at some clinics. You have to opportunity to see your own patients and
present them and your plan to the attending like a resident would. It is very
straightforward and you can make of it what you want. Your attending evaluates
you at the end of the 3 weeks.

The other 3 weeks are at Children's on V7, V8, and V10. You will be assigned to
either the Blue, Red, or Green team. Each team is headed by 2 or 3 attendings, a
senior resident, and 3 or 4 interns. During inpatient, you will follow at least 2
patients (1 is allowed the first week). You will present them in the morning on
rounds to the attending and the rest of the team and follow-up on their
labs/procedures during the day. Rounds start at 9, so most students get there
around 7 to see their patients and write progress notes (they are long). There is
11:30 lecture MTW which are optional per Dr. Waz but the residents probably want
you there and they are the ones that grade you. Also, there is an 8 am lecture on
Thursday and Friday, so you must have your notes done by 8. Rounds are still at
9. Radiology rounds are at 2 pm everyday and you will go with your team to see
everyone's x-rays for the day. The day ends after sign-out at 4 pm except when
you are on call. You will be on call every 4th day from the end of sign-out to 9
p.m. The last team you work with is the team that evaluates you (sometimes their
rotations overlap with ours). There are two short-write ups during these 3 weeks
and random presentations as well. On the last day of inpatient, everyone on your
team will get together and do your evaluation so get to know your team well.