Rural Community Pediatrics
LOCATION: University Town Center, Morgantown, WV and/or Approved Community of Choice
PRECEPTOR: Linda Nield, MD and Emily Nease, MD
DURATION: 4 Weeks
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 (only open to Pediatric Rural Scholars)
Students will conduct a needs assessment within the approved rural community of their choice. Student will design a project and conduct a review of the scientific literature. Projects will be designed to contribute to the medical literature regarding rural health or to promote rural health/service to community. Students will work with community physicians, health care professionals and health agencies to learn about their community.
METHODS to ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES
Students will work in a team to improve community health. They must advocate for rural health populations and try to improve the quality of care in a rural community setting. Active, self-directed learning in a rural community setting. Development of a rural community project. Weekly meeting with mentor. Identify a rural community need and develop a research or community service based project. Daily journal entries. Attendance at community meetings, involvement in community based resource groups and online research.
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Formal Assessment: Critique of a formal, detailed, written proposal, needs assessment, literature research, evidence-based support of project. Project methods outlined and results as well as preceptor evaluation and feedback.
Summative Assessment: Meeting with preceptor prior to start of rotation. Submit journal with daily log. Completion of project proposal, literature review, project design and results.