MSU CHM - Flint Campus

1) Neonatology

2) Pediatric Endocrine & Metabolism

3) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

4) Pediatric Infectious Disease

5) Pediatric Neurology


Students will learn the principles of neonatal resuscitation including physical techniques and pharmacologic aspects in regard to the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and meningitis and other common medical problems of neonates. Students will learn initial diagnosis management, and stabilization of the most common surgical emergencies in the newborn and basic knowledge of neonatal physiology, nutrition and growth as related to the premature and term infant.

Comments from students who chose this elective:

  • "Very knowledgeable and excited about teaching. If you are half smart and hard working, you get lots of responsibility and experience. Gives opportunity for some procedures with lots of support."
Pediatric Endocrine & Metabolism

Students will study the processes of normal growth, be able to assess growth in all pediatric age groups, and be familiar with the evaluation and treatment of growth disorders. Students will learn about Endocrine disorders of newborns, the treatment and long term care of these disorders, and how to work with parents of children identified by the screening program to allay fears and help them understand the necessary care for their infants.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Students will evaluate and manage pediatric patients with hematological and oncological disorders and read peripheral blood slides from actual clinical cases at hand. Students will work up the process of anemia, thrombocytopenis, and bleeding problems and participate in all clinical phases of managing oncology patients, including chemotherapy, management of fever in neutropenic patients, management of terminally ill patients, and experiencing late effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Comments from students who chose this elective:

  • "Excellent lectures, always on top of basic science and clinical knowledge."
  • "One on one interactions. I was given a lot of responsibility, much like a resident."
Pediatric Infectious Disease

This elective will provide students with a variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences in pediatric infectious diseases. The student will develop knowledge of anti-infective therapy and develop diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for common clinical syndromes.

Pediatric Neurology

The student will perform history and physical examinations on pediatric patients with neurological problems, develop diagnostic and treatment plans, and discuss them in detail with the faculty member. Special emphasis will be given to history taking and the diagnostic procedures necessary to solve pediatric patient problems. Introductory experience will be provided in interpretation of some basic diagnostic procedures such as EEG, EMG, cerebral angiography, computerized tomography, radionuclide brain scan and cisternogram.