Elective Courses

From developmental pediatrics to pediatric intensive care, our electives familiarize you with the scope of clinical services a pediatrician provides and the breadth of medical knowledge our profession encompasses.

  • PED 800 Subinternship in Pediatrics, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The objectives of the rotation are to provide senior students with an intensive experience in inpatient clinical pediatrics with more direct patient responsibility than the junior clerkship so as to improve skills in the diagnosis and management of acute pediatric problems.
  • PED 803 Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Rehabilitation, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    To increase diagnostic management for advocacy skills for children, adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities.
  • PED 804 Pediatric Cardiology, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The goals of this rotation are to provide a general appreciation for the scope of pediatric cardiology ranging from the critically ill newborn to the office detection of the functional murmur.
  • PED 806 Pediatric Dermatology – Allergy – Clinical Immunology, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The rotation is solely an ambulatory care experience. The purpose of this rotation is to give students an opportunity to learn about the diagnosis and management of outpatients with dermatologic allergic and immunologic diseases.
  • PED 808 Clinical Pediatric Nephrology, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    This rotation is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of etiology and pathophysiology of renal diseases in infants and children including fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome and renal failure.
  • PED 810 Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4 credits
    11/18/22
    The purpose of this course is to give the student an opportunity to learn about the diagnosis and management of pediatric emergencies.
  • PED 814 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The objective of this rotation is to give the students an opportunity to learn about the diagnosis and management of common hematological and oncological disorders in children, to interpret blood smears and to have a practical experience in evaluating other frequently used hematology laboratory procedures.
  • PED 818 Subinternship in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 4 credits
    2/14/20
    The purpose of this rotation is to familiarize the student with the recognition and management of a variety of acute problems that present in the pediatric ICU patient.
  • PED 819 Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The objectives of this rotation are to give the students a broad experience in clinical pediatric endocrinology and diabetes and to teach them the requisite skills of history taking and physical examination pertaining to this specialty.
  • PED 820 Ambulatory Preceptorship in General Pediatrics, 4 credits
    2/14/20
    The goals of this rotation are to provide the students with exposure to the setting of a private pediatric practice and firsthand experience in providing primary care to pediatric patients.
  • PED 825 Subinternship in Neonatology, 4 credits
    2/14/20
    The goal of the course is to introduce the student to the principles of newborn health care through a structured clinical experience as a subintern in the regional neonatal intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital.
  • PED 828 Nutrition / Gastroenterology, 4 credits
    1/29/21
    The objective of this rotation is to provide the student with an opportunity to evaluate gastroenterologic problems in the pediatric age group, including specific diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, brush border enzyme deficiencies, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, neonatal hepatitis and chronic liver disease.
  • PED 831 Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The purpose of the rotation in pediatric infectious diseases is to provide an opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of infectious diseases that occur in children.
  • PED 834 Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, 4 credits
    10/19/22
    This rotation is designed to improve the student’s skills in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of infants and children with acute and chronic pulmonary disease.
  • PED 890 Course At Other University, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The goal of this rotation is to give students an opportunity to take an elective in pediatrics at a university of their choosing, to either study a pediatric subspecialty area that is not available in Buffalo or to participate in a department that they are considering for pediatric residency training.
  • PED 950 Research in Pediatrics, 4 credits
    3/6/20
    The objectives of the course are to give fourth-year students an opportunity to participate in an ongoing research program or perhaps initiate a research project of their own to be completed during the academic year.