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Pediatric Surgery Elective

This elective provides experience in management of congenital and acquired pediatric surgical problems.


Edward Shlasko


To become familiar with differential diagnosis of neonatal surgical emergencies and the medical and surgical management of the more common problems of pediatric and adolescent patients, including the care of children with malignant tumors and trauma victims. There is also exposure to a full range of endoscopic, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical procedures.

Learning Experience

To participate in the evaluation of all patients; attend ward rounds, teaching conferences and consultations; and assist and observe in the operating rooms. At all times, students will be supervised by the resident in pediatric surgery as well as the surgical attending staff.

Feedback and Evaluation

Daily interaction. Evaluation at the completion of the elective.