The Internal Medicine-Pediatric residents attend the Pediatric Core Conferences twice a week and the Medicine Core Conferences twice a week. Med/Peds Board Review is held on Fridays. Core conferences include case reports presented by residents and led by faculty on the designated department. Board review consists of integrated medicine and pediatrics topics discussed via questions and presentations. This conference schedule allows for an optimal combined educational experience and provides a chance for camaraderie among the Med/Peds residents. Our Friday noon conference also allows us the opportunity to have lectures specifically applicable to Med/Peds training.
Dr. Fatima Sukhera presenting at noon conference.
MP-2,3: Pediatric Noon Case Report
MP-2,3,4: Internal Medicine House staff Conference (30 minutes)
MP-2,3,4: Internal Medicine Noon Case Report
The University of Oklahoma has numerous faculty members actively involved in both basic science and clinical research. Residents are encouraged to pair with a mentor in their particular interest to facilitate research projects and eventual publications.
Global Health Opportunities
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma works together with our colleagues using a multi-disciplinary, multi-college approach to address issues of Global Health. We work with the Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine to provide didactic global health education for interested residents in all departments. Recently, we have also entered a partnership with the Hudson College of Public Health to engage in population health research together with the international communities in which we work.
In addition to a commitment to provide excellent care for global populations residing in our community, our department has multiple faculty with experience working outside of the United States. We currently engaged in active projects in both Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In March 2019 a group of residents and faculty traveled to Gulu, Uganda to begin to build a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at Gulu University and the Department of Pediatrics at OUHSC. Residents engaged in didactic and ward teaching and clinical care alongside their Ugandan counterparts for a robust bidirectional cultural exchange and educational experience from which all participants benefitted. Faculty is returning this fall with members of the College of Public Health to initiate a collaborative project examining birth asphyxia in Northern Uganda, and resident involvement is planned for a return visit in early 2020.
Additionally, our psychology faculty is working in conjunction with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a project in the Dominican Republic examining the psychological effects of intra-community violence. We are exploring site opportunities to participate for residents fluent in Spanish.
Project in the Dominican Republic
Dr. Melson examining his patient in the Sooner Pediatrics Clinic.
Dr. Travis and Dr. Samannan discussing a patient in Internal Medicine Clinic.
Resident continuity clinic is held one half day per week, currently Tuesday afternoons. Clinics are completed on the OU Health Science Center campus alternating weeks between Internal Medicine Clinic located at OUMC and Pediatrics Clinic located in OU Children's Physicians Building.
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