PED 806 Pediatric Dermatology – Allergy – Clinical Immunology, 4 credits

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 as well as allergic and immunologic diseases. 

The students will attend three pediatric dermatology clinics per week. (Monday morning, Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon). This portion of the rotation will give students an opportunity to learn the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of outpatients with pediatric dermatologic diseases. During this elective, the student will:

  1. Become familiar with the anatomy of the skin, adnexal structures, general function, and pathological processes
  2. Learn to describe skin lesions by morphology and distribution
  3. Learn to recognize common and some uncommon skin disorders and understand diagnostic methods and treatment
  4. Understand the contributions of the dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and the dermatologic surgeon in the care of skin disorders.

The students will also attend three pediatric allergy/immunology clinics each week. Particular attention will be devoted to common allergic diseases, asthma and allergies, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and angioedema, hymenoptera sensitivity, food and drug reactions, immune deficiency, and pediatric autoimmune diseases. They will also attend weekly didactic sessions, journal club, and research seminars. Upon completion of this rotation, students will have learned how to take an appropriately detailed history regarding allergic and immunological diseases, to perform appropriate physical examinations, and to perform skin tests and pulmonary function testing. History, physical, and laboratory information should provide an adequate diagnosis and interpretation of the patient’s problem and establish an appropriate program of environmental control, pharmacotherapy, and possible immunotherapy with allergic diseases, and replacement immunoglobulin therapy in patients with immunodeficiency disorders.

Prerequisites: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700.

Modules: A-K  Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 1

Course Instructors: Heather Lehman, MD; Ilene Rothman, MD

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk