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  • Name of Rotation: Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Sexual Transmitted Diseases

    Course Director: Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc

    Location: Primary Site at which the Elective will be located Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Communicable Disease Prevention BranchOther sites that will be used for this Elective Grady Health Systems, Otis Smith Health Center

    Training Level: PGY- 2 and PGY-3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Atlanta has one of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the United States. Approximately 20% of all reported Chlamydia and gonorrhea cases and 50% of syphilis cases in Georgia occur in Fulton County. There is a great need in the Atlanta community to focus more on STD treatment, prevention and research. Part of the solution includes the need to train physicians in prevention and management of STDs to effectively reduce the burden of STDs. The majority of clients that present for testing and treatment for STDs are young adults and adolescents.
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    Name of Rotation: Adolescent Medicine

    Course Director: Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc

    Location: Grady Health Systems-Otis Smith Health Center, Clark Atlanta University, Department of Juvenile Justice

    Training Level: PGY- 2Length of Rotation : 1 month

    Course Description: This rotation is a four-week rotation that will include experiences at various sites to obtain optimal exposure to all stages of adolescence during the rotation. The residents will visit different community agencies that service adolescents.
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    Name of Rotation: Allergy/Immunology

    Course Director: Maziar Rezvani, MD & Luqman Seidu, MD

    Location:
    Allergy & Asthma of Atlanta, LLC
    5445 Meridian Mark Road
    Suite 390
    Atlanta, Georgia 30342
    Phone: 404-257-3338

    Training Level: PGY-2 OR PGY-3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Founded in 2008 by Luqman Seidu and Maziar Rezvani, AAA is a state of the art allergy/immunology practice located in metro Atlanta, GA. Having recently finished our training in 2007 at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital, AAA hopes to incorporate the most recent evidence-based medical practices to the expanding field of immunology. In addition to the treatment of hypersensitivity (allergy) disorders (aeroallergen, foods, drugs, hymenoptera) and asthma, we also frequently encounter a broad range of other conditions. These include the evaluation and management of immunodeficiencies, atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis and other eosinophilic GI disorders, auto-immune inflammatory conditions, urticaria, angioedema, and sinusitis. Procedures which are commonly performed at our office include percutaneous and intradermal skin-testing, pulmonary function testing, oral food challenges, immunotherapy, drug desensitization and more recently, developing oral desensitization protocols to foods.
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    Name of Rotation: Cardiology Course

    Director: Henaro Sabino, M.D.

    Location: Sibley Heart Center

    Training Level: PGY- 2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The Pediatric Cardiology experience will allow the resident to develop the necessary clinical skills to diagnose and manage common congenital and acquired heart diseases in a primary care setting. The rotation includes supervised inpatient consultations, attending outpatient cardiology clinics, participating in all didactic lectures and conferences as well as reviewing ECGs, chest x-rays, and other diagnostic modalities.
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    Name of Rotation: Child Abuse

    Course Director: Melba Johnson, MD

    Location: various sites

    Training Level: PGY-2, or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: This rotation will examine all aspects of Child Maltreatment. Residents will shadow experts in various fields of child protection in the following fields. The goal of this elective is not to make you a specialist in the area (this would require a several year fellowship post residency), but to heighten your awareness as to the diversity and depth of the problem, and to enhance basic skills in identification and intervention.
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    Name of Rotation: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Course Director: Debora Johnson, MD

    Location: Cascade Medical Group

    Training Level: PGY-1, PGY-2, or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: A one month elective rotation occurring at a private child and adolescent Psychiatry outpatient office in metropolitan Atlanta, GA.
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    Name of Rotation: Childhood Obesity

    Course Director: Sandra E. Moore, MD, MS

    Location: Various

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month
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    Name of Rotation: Community Medicine

    Course Director: Melba Johnson, MD, FAAP

    Location: Participating Private Practice Offices

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: According to recent research, more than eight out of ten pediatric residency graduates have selected an office based primary care practice as a career choice. The general pediatrics office experience is designed to address this growing trend in career choice by providing residents with the educational tools and practical experience, which is not traditionally obtained through a hospital based residency-training program. Through an integrated service-learning approach, residents will be exposed to the multiple aspects of general pediatric practice in a private office setting, including barriers as well as enabling factors that are vital to a successful practice.
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    Name of Rotation: Community Research - Float

    Course Director: Sandra E. Moore, MD, MS

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes-Spalding, Scottish Rite Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The inpatient rotation is designed to prepare pediatric residents to become community physicians with the appropriate knowledge and skills to care for hospitalized patients. The resident will become competent in evaluating and caring for children who require hospitalization under general pediatrics. The resident will learn how to determine admission parameters for ill patients, perform the initial assessment, appropriately and adequately treat patients and plan for discharge and follow up. The course will stress professional competencies, technical and procedural skills and health supervision. Residents will understand inpatient health care services in their cultural, ethnic and community context. Residents will cover both inpatient services at CHOA at Hughes- Spalding and Scottish Rite when senior residents and intern are post call and in clinic. In addition, residents will develop a community research project. Residents will provide inpatient coverage at CHOA-Hughes- Spalding and Scottish Rite for inpatient residents who are post call and in clinic.
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    Name of Rotation: Correctional Medicine Elective

    Course Director: Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc, Michelle Staples-Horne, MD, & Ron Braithwaite, PhD

    Location: Marietta RYDC, Dekalb RYDC, Department of Juvenile Justice

    Training Level: PGY- 2 and PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The correctional facility rotation is designed to provide the resident with a better understanding of the correctional facility medical services. The resident will become well versed in the clinical presenting signs and symptoms, management options, and treatment of commonly encountered conditions in correctional facilities. The resident will participate as a member of the medical staff and will be able to provide medical and mental health services and in addition, be able to provide prevention messages to the adolescents. The residents will work with the health care team at DJJ. They will work with the mid-levels, physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, and therapists etc. to get a well rounded view of the workings of DJJ in the health center. The residents will also visit the school system and prepare a presentation for the students at the end of the rotation. The resident will visit with the head of the facility to obtain information on agency statistics at that particular site. This rotation is meant to be a well rounded view of correctional medicine for the resident.
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    Name of Rotation: Dentistry

    Course Director: Erin M. Redwine, DDS & Ida Rose-Mize, DDS

    Location: The Children's Dental Group

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Pediatric Dentistry is an important component in a child’s life.. With the paucity of pediatric dentists, it is imperative that residents have exposure to and competence in dentistry as they may be the only point of contact for a child. Healthy dentition is crucial and can be affected by all aspects of a child’s lifestyle such as diet, nutrition, and prevention.. This rotation will provide the resident experience performing infant, children and adolescent oral/dental examinations.. The resident will be able to learn the pathology and presentation of common dental problems and determine their management plans.. In addition, the residents will learn routine dental care and prevention methods for infants, children and adolescents as well as appropriate timing of referrals.
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    Name of Rotation: Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

    Course Director: Leslie Rubin, MD

    Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes-Spalding, Windsor Parkway, Marcus Institute, Georgia Pines

    Training Level: PGY- 1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: More than anything else, a thorough understanding of child behavior and development distinguishes pediatrics from other medical specialties. To that end, child behavior and development are in integral part of all pediatric residency rotations implicitly or explicitly. A pediatrician should have an understanding of all aspects of childhood. To do so not only requires the relatively brief exposure to such issues during a pediatric residency, but the adoption of a life-long pattern of intensive study and appreciation of the dynamic process involved in the growth and development of children.
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    Name of Rotation: Emergency & Acute Illness Experience I

    Course Director: Taryn Taylor, MD

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes-Spalding

    Training Level: PGY-1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: A crucial component of the residency training is the resident’s ability to develop competence in managing patients with acute illnesses and injuries of varying degrees of severity. During the emergency medicine rotation, residents will learn to recognize the clinical features and appropriately treat a wide range of acute conditions such as poisonings, physical and sexual abuse, as well as acute psychiatric, behavioral, and psychosocial problems in children and adolescents that present to the emergency room. By actively participating in an emergency medicine rotation in a facility with a diverse patient make up with a cadre of clinical entities, residents will become well versed in the rigors of medical management as well as responsive to the special needs of families with a variety of cultural, social, structural, and economic needs.
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    Name of Rotation: Emergency & Acute Illness Experience II and III

    Course Director: Taryn Taylor, MD

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

    Training Level: PGY-2 and PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The second and third year resident will build upon their ability to manage patients with acute illnesses and injuries gained during their internship year. In addition to recognizing the clinical features and treating a wide range of acute conditions such as poisonings, physical and sexual abuse, acute psychiatric, behavioral, and psychosocial problems, residents will also supervise first year residents and medical students in the emergency room. Unlike the ER I experience, residents will gain a greater experience in managing a wide variety of subspecialty patients and treating them on an outpatient basis including but not limited to hematology/oncology, liver, kidney, and heart transplant patients. The second year emergency room experience is designed to provide the resident with greater autonomy, independence and supervisory responsibilities.
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    Name of Rotation: Endocrinology

    Course Director: Katrina Parker, MD

    Location: Morehouse Medical Associates, CHOA @ Hughes-Spalding

    Training Level: PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The resident will become well versed in the pathophysiology, history, therapeutic options, diagnostic test, and management of a cadre of endocrine disorders. In addition to recognizing the clinical features and treating a wide range of endocrine conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Insipidus, and Familial Short Stature, residents will become well versed in the tools required in providing effective patient education. Residents will become proficient in managing endocrine conditions typically referred to an endocrine subspecialist. The resident is also expected through a series of didactic lectures, required reading material, and hands on experience to comprehend the role of prevention in decreasing the morbidity and mortality related to endocrine dysfunction in children.
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    Name of Rotation: Evidence-Based Medicine

    Course Director: Sandra E. Moore, MD, MS

    Location: Residency didactics at residency suite

    Training Level: All residents for all three residency years

    Length of Rotation: Three years

    Course Description: This is a required curriculum which must be completed by each resident continuously throughout the 3 years of residency. This curriculum consists of lectures on research, evidence-based medicine tools, and journal club and journal article analysis. These sessions occur during the Monday afternoon didactic sessions. Residents will develop their own research project throughout the 3 years of residency.
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    Name of Rotation: Faculty Practice

    Course Director: Iris Buchanan, MD

    Location: Morehouse Medical Associates

    Training Level: PGY-1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: According to recent research, more than eight out of ten pediatric residency graduates have selected an office based primary care practice as a career choice. The general pediatrics office experience is designed to address this growing trend in career choice by providing residents with the educational tools and practical experience, which is not traditionally obtained through a hospital based residency-training program. Through an integrated service-learning approach, residents will be exposed to the multiple aspects of general pediatric practice in a private office setting, including barriers as well as enabling factors that are vital to a successful practice. The rotation is located at the Morehouse School of Medicine Pediatrics Department’s office practice where many faculty members (general Pediatricians and Pediatric subspecialists) deliver general Pediatric care.
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    Name of Rotation: Gastroenterology

    Course Director: Ben Gold, MDChief, Division of Gastroenterology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY-3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The gastroenterology rotation is designed to provide the second year resident with a complete understanding of the various disease entities that present to a busy pediatric gastroenterology practice. The resident will become well versed in the clinical presenting signs and symptoms, management options, and treatment of commonly encountered conditions including but not limited to food allergies, chronic constipation and diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, vitamin deficiencies, and malabsorption. The resident will participate as a member of the gastroenterology staff as well as serve as a consultant when needed.
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    Name of Rotation: Hematology/Oncology

    Course Director: Louis Rapkin, MD

    Location: AFLAC Children’s Cancer - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

    Training Level: PGY-1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: During the first year of residency, the resident will spend a one month block designed to teach the trainees current methods of diagnosis and treatment of common hematologic and oncologic disorders encountered in the primary care setting. The resident will learn to recognize when patients require subspecialty referrals. Particular emphasis will be placed upon learning how to recognize the presenting symptoms of major pediatric malignancies and understand common therapies employed for cancer treatment. Residents will also become well versed in the management of patients with sickle cell anemia as relates to the primary care setting including preventive care, anticipatory guidance, early identification of complications, and outpatient management of pain. Proper utilization and interpretation of laboratory tests will also be stressed.
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    Name of Rotation: Hospitalist

    Course Director: Delon Brennen, MD, MPH and Chevon Brooks, MD

    Location: Scottish Rite Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The hospitalist elective is designed to prepare pediatric residents to become Pediatric hospitalists with the appropriate knowledge and skills to care for hospitalized patients. The resident will become competent in evaluating and caring for children who require hospitalization under general pediatrics. The resident will learn how to determine admission parameters for ill patients, perform the initial assessment, appropriately and adequately treat patients and plan for discharge and follow-up. The course will stress professional competencies, technical and procedural skills and health supervision. Residents will understand inpatient health care services in their cultural, ethnic and community context.
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    Name of Rotation: Human Sexuality

    Course Director: Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc

    Location: Morehouse School of Medicine

    Training Level: PGY-2 and PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Sexuality is an integral part of being human. Healthy sexuality has numerous positive effects on the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people. Likewise, poor experiences in sexuality can lead to significant dysfunctions in other aspects of living. This course will continue the development of trainees in human sexuality, specifically to assist them in intervening with sexual issues likely to be encountered in primary care.
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    Name of Rotation: Infectious Disease

    Course Director: Sheryl L. Henderson, MD

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Hughes- Spalding

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The purpose of this rotation is to allow the PGY-2 resident the experience necessary to develop proficiency in pediatric infectious diseases. Despite the many advances of modern medicine, infectious diseases still account for a large proportion of the acute illnesses seen by the general pediatrician. In addition, the large number of children in day care and the continuing spread of HIV disease also present unique challenges to the practicing pediatrician. The majority of these infectious problems can be managed in a community hospital setting by a well-trained pediatrician. By mastering the principles involved in evaluating a child with a potential infectious disease and having a solid fund of knowledge of the most important infectious diseases of children, the pediatric resident will be well prepared. The resident will be a member of the inpatient consultation team to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Hughes-Spalding. The resident will also have exposure to the Pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at the Grady Lindbergh Infectious disease clinic.
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    Name of Rotation: Inpatient General Pediatric Service (Hughes)

    Course Director: Sandra E. Moore, MD

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes-Spalding

    Training Level: PGY-1 and PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The inpatient rotation is designed to prepare pediatric residents to become community physicians. The resident will become competent in evaluating and caring for children who require hospitalization under general pediatrics. The resident will learn how to determine admission parameters for ill patients, perform the initial assessment, appropriately and adequately treat patients and plan for discharge. The course will stress professional competencies, technical and procedural skills and health supervision. Residents will understand inpatient health care services in their cultural, ethnic and community context.
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    Name of Rotation: Inpatient General Pediatrics

    Course Director: Delon Brennen, MD, MPH

    Location: Scottish Rite Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY-1 and PGY- 2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The inpatient rotation is designed to prepare pediatric residents to become community physicians with the appropriate knowledge and skills to care for hospitalized patients. The resident will become competent in evaluating and caring for children who require hospitalization under general pediatrics. The resident will learn how to determine admission parameters for ill patients, perform the initial assessment, appropriately and adequately treat patients and plan for discharge and follow up. The course will stress professional competencies, technical and procedural skills and health supervision. Residents will understand inpatient health care services in their cultural, ethnic and community context. The team consists of a SRPAC service attending, Morehouse teaching attending, AMC Family practice intern, Pediatric PGY-2 or PGY-2 and PGY-1. There is also a float PGY-3 resident who will cover for post call days and while residents are at clinic.
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    Name of Rotation: Managed Care

    Course Director: Truddie Darden, MD

    Location: Morehouse School of Medicine, Compliance Office

    Training Level: PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Rotation is 4 weeks in duration with the following distribution:1 Week at Morehouse Medical Associates where Resident will work in conjunction with the Medical Director and engage in the functions of such office and at the Compliance of Office of Morehouse School of Medicine in which the Resident shall engage in the functions of such office1 Weeks at Kaiser Permanente whereby Resident will participate as multidisciplinary team member.
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    Name of Rotation: Neonatal Intensive Care I

    Course Director: Michael Armand, MD

    Location: Dekalb Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY-1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Competency in the management of newborns with special conditions and effective and compassionate communication with the families remains an integral portion of the general pediatric curriculum. The primary goal of the NICU rotation is to enable the pediatric resident to develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the care of the normal newborn, at risk term newborn, and preterm infant. This will be achieved in the special care nurseries by teaming the resident with the supervising neonatoligist in direct patient care. The busy clinical service of the NICU will provide multiple opportunities and varied presentations of newborns at risk that require extended life support. The major emphasis will be centered on the resident’s ability and skills to identify the at risk newborn, obtain appropriate laboratory and x-ray studies, treat the symptomatic newborn, stabilize newborns requiring mechanical ventilation for transport, and provide effective newborn resuscitation. The resident will also provide education and support to the families in an empathetic and caring manner.
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    Name of Rotation: Neonatal Intensive Care II

    Course Director: Michael Armand, MD

    Location: Dekalb Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY-2 and PGY-3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Upon successfully completing NICU I during the PGY-1, the second year resident will undertake patient care responsibilities of greater complexity and severity. Such responsibilities include assuming the lead role on the high-risk resuscitation team. In this capacity, the resident will directly supervise the resuscitation efforts and perform all procedures related to such efforts i.e. umbilical catheterization, intubation, delivery of medication, etc. In addition, the resident will assume the care of infants in the NICU on positive pressure ventilatory support thereby learning the necessary neonatal physiology and respiratory mechanics which are relevant in assisted ventilation. The resident is expected to build upon his/her knowledge obtained during NICU I by demonstrating a mastery for the care of infants with a greater complexity of medical issues. As in NICU I, the resident will also provide education and support to the families in an empathetic and caring manner. Residents will also educate and supervise PGY- 1 residents.
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    Name of Rotation: Neurology

    Course Director: Frank Berenson, MD

    Location: Child Neurology Associates

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: Pediatric Neurology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems -including their coverings, blood vessels and all effector tissue, such as muscle in children and adolescents. Residents will be exposed to and will gain experience in the treatment of both common and uncommon pediatric neurological disorders in an outpatient Pediatric Neurology office.
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    Name of Rotation: Orthopedics

    Course Director: E. William Schmitt, MD

    Location: Pediatrics Orthopedics Associates

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY-3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: A comprehensive understanding of the orthopedic conditions typically found in a general pediatric practice is a necessary component in the development of a competent physician. Children frequently present with such common conditions as Osgood Schlatter, Pes Planus, and simple joint strains which can be routinely managed in the primary care taker’s office. In addition to the above, conditions such as Compartment Syndrome, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, and cervical spine injuries may also present to the primary care taker and require rapid recognition and referral to the Orthopedist. The Pediatric Orthopedic Elective is designed to teach residents how to diagnose and treat common pediatric orthopedic conditions and recognize when referral is appropriate. The trainee will also develop an appreciation and understanding of successful methods of providing patient education pertaining to injury prevention. Upon completion of the rotation, the resident will have acquired a comprehensive experience in the diagnosis, management, and natural history of pediatric orthopedic problems including areas of trauma, common congenital conditions, pediatric sports injuries, spinal anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, and other entities which confront the pediatrician on a daily basis.
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    Name of Rotation: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine

    Location: CHOA, Children’s Rehabilitation Associates Scottish Rite

    Training Level: PGY-2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The pediatric rehabilitation rotation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is a 2-month rotation for PGY-3 or PGY-4 residents focusing on the inpatient rehabilitation of children. In addition to the responsibilities on the inpatient service, the resident may have the opportunity to participate in a variety of outpatient clinics, inpatient consults, and procedures to gain insight into the continuum of care and the special needs of the pediatric patient population. A strong educational component of the service is achieved via one on one time with the attending physicians, organized literature reviews, and conferences. The faculty preceptors on the service have special interest and training in pediatric rehabilitation.
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    Name of Rotation: Pulmonology Rotation

    Course Director: Latressa Lang, MD

    Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates

    Training Level: PGY-2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The Pulmonary rotation is designed to provide the second year resident with a complete understanding of the various disease entities which present to a busy pediatric pulmonary practice. The resident will become well versed in the clinical presenting signs and symptoms, management options, and treatment of commonly encountered conditions including but not limited to asthma, allergies, immunological problems, Cystic Fibrosis, and BPD. The resident will participate as a member of the pulmonary staff as well as serve as a consultant when needed.
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    Name of Rotation: Quality Improvement - Float

    Course Director: Sandra E. Moore, MD, MS

    Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes-Spalding, Scottish Rite Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: The inpatient rotation is designed to prepare pediatric residents to become community physicians with the appropriate knowledge and skills to care for hospitalized patients. The resident will become competent in evaluating and caring for children who require hospitalization under general pediatrics. The resident will learn how to determine admission parameters for ill patients, perform the initial assessment, appropriately and adequately treat patients and plan for discharge and follow up. The course will stress professional competencies, technical and procedural skills and health supervision. Residents will understand inpatient health care services in their cultural, ethnic and community context. Residents will cover both inpatient services at CHOA at Hughes- Spalding and Scottish Rite when senior residents and intern are post call and in clinic. In addition, residents will develop a quality improvement project. Residents will provide inpatient coverage at CHOA-Hughes- Spalding and Scottish Rite for inpatient residents who are post call and in clinic.
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    Name of Rotation: Research

    Course Director: Iris Buchanan, MD

    Location: Various Locations

    Training Level: PGY-2 or PGY- 3

    Length of Rotation: 1 month
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    Name of Rotation: Rural Pediatrics Rotation

    Course Director: Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc

    Location: Crisp Regional Pediatrics

    Training Level: PGY-2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: General Pediatricians practicing in a rural setting face a unique cadre of health care issues. In addition to being face with a variety of medical concerns, health care providers must address cultural, social, and economic factors which are specific to practicing in a rural setting. The Rural Pediatrics Rotation will offer the second year resident an opportunity to experience the various health care and socioeconomic issues inherent in a rural community. Residents will work with General Pediatricians in an ambulatory office practice as well as attend to patients in the hospital setting. Residents will also attend cesarean sections with the preceptors.
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    Name of Rotation: Surgery @ Pediatric, Adolescent Surgical Associate, P.C. (PASA)

    Course Director: Dan Kim, MD

    Location: Children's Health Care of Atlanta, Scottish Rite

    Training Level: PGY-2

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: As early as 1950, the field of pediatric surgery was largely confined to the intervention of surgical conditions noted during the newborn period. The division of a patent ductus arteriosus and correction of intestinal atresia were some of the earliest performed surgical procedures on newborn patients. While readily performed, these procedures were primitive and plagued with high mortality rates and perioperative complications. With the development of a greater understanding and appreciation for newborn anatomy and physiology, the success rate of these procedures was improved and more techniques were introduced to treat commonly encountered pediatric surgical conditions. Conditions such as pyloric stenosis, intussception, and midgut volvuus were recognized and surgical treatment was developed. As surgical procedures improved, perioperative conditions which previously attributed to high morbidity rates decreased. Over the past decade, pediatric surgery has sparked the introduction of an array of techniques designed to treat the pediatric patient and thus have added to the overall health of the pediatric population.
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    Name of Rotation: Term Nursery

    Course Director: Sandra Moore, MD

    Location: DeKalb Medical Center

    Training Level: PGY-1

    Length of Rotation: 1 month

    Course Description: During the PGY-1 year, the intern will participate in a one-month rotation in the Level I nursery at Dekalb Medical Center. In this capacity, the intern will function as the primary care physician for newborns admitted to the well-baby nursery. The focus of the newborn nursery rotation will be in assessing newborns in the delivery room, obtaining a detailed history and physical examination, and providing appropriate anticipatory guidance to the parents.
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