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Pediatric Adolescent Medicine Elective at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

The Adolescent Medicine elective will introduce the student to the unique medical and emotional problems of this age group within the framework of normal adolescent growth and development. The student will acquire skills in history-taking and the physical examination of adolescents and become familiar with modes of intervention for diverse pathology by a multidisciplinary team who see patients in both out-patient and in-patient settings. The student will be exposed to a range of issues including eating disorders, substance use, growth and developmental problems, behavioral concerns and gynecologic issues.

The student will have the opportunity to care for adolescents at community sites, such as schools, school based health clinics, the Merchant Marine Academy and residential programs for high risk youth. Students will work directly with Attendings, House Staff and Adolescent Medicine Fellows. Regularly scheduled rounds, conferences and individual tutorials will allow the student to achieve the goals of the elective with emphasis on normal adolescent development, common health risks, aberrant behaviors, health maintenance and promotion, as well as pathology encountered in general pediatric practice. The program may be individualized towards particular student interests by prior arrangement with a faculty member of the Division.

More details about each clerkship offered can be found here.

Department Contact

Jeanette Camilleri
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Room 102
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (718) 470-3204
E-Mail: jcamiller@lij.edu 


Martin Fisher, MD, Chief
I. Ronald Shenker, MD, Chief Emeritus
Eric Weiselberg, MD
Ronald Feinstein, MD
Linda Levin Carmine, MD

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