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ELECT EPEDM2 - Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Director(s): David Kaufman, M.D. Phone: 318.675.7625
Administrative Contact: Shirley Turner
Duration: 2 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: 2-10
Course Code: EPEDM2
NOTE: Must have permission from department to enroll
2 Credits


  1. Focusing histories, physicals, and oral and written communication appropriately.
  2. Sharing information effectively with a patient and family.
  3. Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.
  4. Continuing to think about and re-assess the patient during the course of their disease.
  5. Functioning as a “team player” with residents, attendings, nurses, ancillary staff and all others involved in the care of the patient.

Patient Care

Obtains a complete history and physical exam

Demonstrates basic understanding of commonly used allergy and immunology diagnostic tests and procedures.

Recognizes basic treatments for common allergic and immunologic disorders. Identifies patient outcomes and adverse events associated with specific treatments

Medical Knowledge

Demonstrates basic knowledge of the cellular and humoral components of the immune system

Demonstrates knowledge of clinical presentations for common immunologic and allergic conditions

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Provide education and patient instructions to patients and families, using written or visual methods, taking into account their health literacy level.

Write organized, appropriately focused, and accurate patient notes.



Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity, compassion, respect, altruism, and empathy when interacting with all members of the health care team, patients and their families, in order to provide the best patient care.

Demonstrate punctuality and ability to complete patient care tasks efficiently.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Demonstrates how to access and use available evidence, and incorporate patient preferences and values in order to care for a routine patient

Accepts responsibility for personal and professional development by establishing goals. Identifies the factors contributing to gaps between expectations and actual performance

Systems-Based Practice

Demonstrates knowledge of common patient safety events. Demonstrates knowledge of how to report patient safety events. Demonstrates knowledge of basic quality improvement methodologies and metrics

Demonstrates knowledge of care coordination

Specific Duties of Senior Students:

•   Read reviews and chapters on common allergic and immunologic disorders.

•   Attend all educational conferences of the A/I program and selected grand rounds.

•  Attend all assigned outpatient clinics of the A/I program

•  Joins the A/I fellows in rendering in-patient consultations as arranged with A/I faculty.

Reading Assignments:

  • Primer on Allergic and Immunologic Diseases. (A copy will be provided free)
  • Selected textbook chapters on common allergic and immunologic disorders.
  • Selected review articles on allergy and immunology topics.

Offered: 2-10