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Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Elective at LIJMC

We offer a clinical elective for third- or fourth-year medical students in Development and Behavioral Pediatrics. The elective is designed to increase the student's understanding of normal and variation in child development and learning and to gain an understanding of the pediatrician's role in monitoring a child's development. Students will participate in the evaluation of infants and toddlers with suspected delays in cognitive, language, social or motor development and of school-aged children who are experiencing problems of school performance. Students will learn how to assess premature and term babies for early signs of developmental delay and/or motor impairment. Students will also learn about available interventions and therapies for children with learning disorders. This will involve some travel to schools and programs on Long Island in which children with developmental disabilities are enrolled.

  • The elective experience is generally confined to office hours (9 am to 5 or 6 pm), except that the student will be required to read in the evenings). There is no call requirement.
  • Availability of the elective varies month to month, depending on the number of pediatric residents assigned to the Division for their required rotation.
  • Interested students should contact us well in advance to determine availability.

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

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