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Primary Care Medicine Pediatrics Elective

Director: Samuel Borden, MD

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

Goals

This elective provides students with exposure to an integrated medicine/pediatrics ambulatory practice with 32 combined medicine/pediatrics residents.  with an emphasis on primary care of adults and children in the ambulatory arena in an inner-city med-peds practice.

The student will receive  broad clinical training in the care of adult and pediatric outpatients as well as a sophistication in understanding the ambulatory components of med-peds training.

Objectives

The student will…

  • gain knowledge in the areas of continuity clinics, urgent care clinics, and subspecialty clinics including ob/gyn, HIV, tuberculosis, renal disease, physical medicine and rehabilitation, procedure clinics, and infectious disease.
  • attend teaching sessions with on-site diabetic counselors, nutritionists, and social workers.
  • participate in medicine/pediatric conferences and weekly pediatric and medicine grand rounds.
  • experience time on the medicine and pediatric wards.

TUSM

Course Number

 

MED416-BA-O

 

Duration

 

4 weeks

Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

1-2 nights may be required/No weekends

 

 

Capacity

 

2 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.