Elective Rotation: Pediatrics
Location: Children's Hospital Oakland
I spent 1.5 weeks working with the outpatient dermatology team at CHO. This was a great elective to review both “bread&butter” outpatient peds derm (eczema, fungal infections, acne, allergic reactions, etc), as well as review more atypical presentations and vascular presentations, and what/when to refer peds derm patients.
The rotation consisted of daily clinic. You see a lot of patients independently and present to the attending. Usually 1-2 3rd yr CHO residents on service with you. Occasional inpatient consults are super interesting.
1. daily clinical teaching
2. frequent chalk talks
3. daily lunch time teaching at CHO
4. weekly grand rounds
Independent learning: I utilized the American Academy of Dermatology website for the learning modules. They cover all sorts of derm presentations in great detail with both clinical diagnostic and treatment information. very useful and definitely applicable to the clinical experience. I would recommend review of the pediatric curriculum during the time in clinic.
I also shadowed Dr Prystowsky at this outpatient clinic in SR for one day, with the intention of focusing on reviewing outpatient clinic flow for pediatrics, as well as his counseling and anticipatory guidance.
I also added two days of time with Dr Roncalli to focus on asylum didactics, as well as an asylum interview. This was an incredibly formative experience. I feel like it is best done on elective time as it requires two full days.