Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology Elective
Catalog Description: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) is an important aspect of clinical education for Pediatrics training programs. Furthermore, PAG is an integral part of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine licensing exams. Specific PAG learning objectives, like those found in the American Board of Pediatrics must be fulfilled. Residents have indicated that they do not feel they get enough exposure to PAG topics and have expressed a desire to learn more about this population during their training.
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Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Includes a mix of time in clinic, the OR, and independent learning. The hours of the rotation are Monday through Friday during daytime work hours.
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling): Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will be able to…
- Describe the appropriate screening, diagnosis, pertinent history, focused physical exam and treatment (including indications for referral) in the pediatric/adolescent patient of: abnormal pubertal development, primary and secondary amenorrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding and its etiologies, primary and secondary dysmenorrhea, vulvovaginitis, labial adhesions, lichen sclerosus, ovarian diseases and masses, menstrual manipulation in the cognitively delayed.
- Understand pediatric gynecologic conditions and appropriate treatments, both medical and surgical.
- Counsel the adolescent patient on: normal development, sexuality, contraceptive needs, screening for STIs, HPV immunization.
Graded Components: Clinical performance assessment by faculty
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
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