You are using an older version of Internet Explorer that is not supported on this site. Please upgrade for the best experience.

Pediatric Acting Internship

Director:  Satoko Igarashi, MD

Location:   Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Note: Once registered, this rotation may not be dropped.

Goals

This elective will prepare the student for the responsibility they will have as interns working in a pediatric hospital setting.

Objectives

The student will...

  • function as an acting intern under a supervisory resident and pediatric hospitalist in one of four inpatient teams.
  • act as the primary doctor for their patients, know their patients thoroughly, and develop their own management plans on their patients.
  • present their patients and to have considered differential diagnosis and management plans on their patients during daily resident and hospitalist lead family centered/bedside rounds.
  • attend all conferences with interns and senior residents including daily core conference, Grand Rounds, subspecialty rounds, radiology rounds, and mock codes/simulation experiences.
  • prepare a semi-formal educational presentation during attending rounds.
  • present a case during morning report 1-2 times per rotation.
  • become knowledgeable about common pediatric inpatient conditions, learn differential diagnosis and management of these conditions, and learn how to work through more difficult and complicated cases.

A specific program should be designed at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting Bethanie Calvanese at 413-794-5448 or bethanie.calvanese@baystatehealth.org.  If you need specific weekend or holiday days off, please make arrangements for this at least 4 weeks in advance. Otherwise, you will be expected to take call with your team.

TUSM
Course Number

PED417-BA-W

Duration

4 weeks

Average
Hours per Week

40-50

Night Call/Weekends

On call every fourth night, including weekends.

Capacity

2 students per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

Transportation
Required

No

On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pediatric Clerkship.

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