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Community Medicine Pediatrics Elective

Director: Sharon Wretzel, MD

Location: Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, 11 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective allows a student to become involved in the community-medicine approach to the delivery of primary care for both adults and children.

Objectives

The student will…

  • see patients in a variety of community health care settings including:
    • students at a school health center
    • home visits for pregnant teenagers and teen mothers
    • the incarcerated population
    • health center clinics including diabetes care, hypertensive  care, HIV management, sexually-transmitted diseases, urgent care, and others
  • attend core lectures in pediatrics, and both pediatric and medicine grand rounds.
  • receive a brief exposure to the outpatient medicine and pediatric wards.
  • interact with a variety of health care workers including medicine/pediatric residents and faculty, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

TUSM

Course Number

 

MED421-BA-O

 

Duration

 

4 weeks

Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

No/No

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 

Alternate Dates
Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 

Transportation
Required

 

Yes

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Pediatrics Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.