Medical students

  • Guide to teaching and learning - General Medicine

    Students at RCH are allocated to Gen Med team A, B, C or D, Adolescent Medicine, Short Stay Unit (Dolphin Ward), Developmental Medicine and Respiratory Medicine for up to 4 weeks.

    During this clinical attachment, students are expected to become part of the team to which they are attached, to attend all unit activities including outpatient clinics, unit meetings and educational activities.

    Students should make time with their unit - on the first day of their attachment - to ensure there is a common understanding of these expectations between them and their clinical team.

    The learning objectives are:

    At the end of the general paediatric rotation the student should be able to:

    • complete a thorough admission for a paediatric inpatient and demonstrate their capacity to assess patients, work through an appropriate differential diagnosis and management plan with the help of senior colleagues
    • understand how children respond to treatment, the process of reassessment and how to work through a differential diagnosis
    • appreciate how patients and their families experience hospitalization
    • appreciate the role of patient and carer education plays in the management of childhood illness and development
    • appreciate the importance of and skills required to work with the multidisciplinary paediatric team (medical, nursing, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, social work teaching).

    Click below to learn more about your time with the RCH General Medical teams

    1. Expectations and tips for learning
    2. Ward rounds and other activities
    3. On call and handover