Pediatrics Rotation

Filed Under (Rotations) by Dave on 07-03-2010

So I actually have some free time…so I thought I would update the site with a few post about my past few rotations.

So at the beginning of this year, 2010, I did my Pediatric rotation with Dr. Renew of Augusta Georgia.

I have to admit that I was really unsure about my Pediatrics rotation.  This being so because I was not sure how well I would be around kids.  See, i’m an only child so dealing with small children is something new for me.

Little did I know that I would end up liking the rotation as much as I did.  And i’m sure a lot of that has to do with having such a great Doctor to work with.

One of the first things that I noticed was that the children did not cry nearly as much as I had anticipated.  Actually the Doctor pointed out how none of her patients were crying or misbehaving while I was in the room.  Be it a tall man figure in the room or whatever…it was nice to have them not cry and to be calm.

If I remember right, one parent noticed how well her child was being and stated to me “well you know children can sense how kind of a person or how caring a person you are and they respond according.” I think that may actually be quite true.

No on to the material of the rotation.

Pediatrics is like another world.  I really had to remember how to use all of my physical exam skills, especially auscultation.  I really got a good idea of how to listen for pneumonia and different heart murmurs.

I will agree that you do get your runny noses and common child injuries a lot, but you also get cool things every once in a while.

All and all Pediatrics was quite fun and I really enjoyed it.

I am actually thinking about looking for a pediatric surgery job.  So if you know anyone in Savannah GA looking for a new PA let me know!

I want to end by talking about which text books were the best for this rotation, as I just took the end of rotation test this past week.

1) Pediatrics Blueprints- this book was just great.  Had everything in an easy to read format and was straight to the point.

2)Pediatric Lange- Ok, this book is huge and has way too much Info, but it did come in handy when I saw something during the rotation and wanted to read more about it.  It also had the information that was asked of me, not really pimped, during my rotation

Have you done your Pediatrics rotation?

When? Where?  How was it? What books helped you?

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