Student Endocrinology Exposure Development (SEED) program – NEW
SEED is a novel interactive session series being hosted by the Pediatric Endocrine Society that aims to enhance clinical learning for medical students and increase their exposure to pediatric endocrinology.
‘Hypocalcemia – a Practical Approach’
This session of the SEED program was held virtually via Zoom on May 25, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern time. A Q&A session during which members of the student and resident subcommittee addressed questions from students related to research opportunities, residency and fellowship applications (what to look for in programs, tips for application, etc.), and advocacy followed by an interactive case discussion to achieve the objectives below.
- The differential diagnosis of hypocalcemia
- Pathophysiology of hypocalcemia
- Management pearl
“8 Day Old Female with Lethargy and Poor Feeding”
The third session of the program titled was held virtually via Zoom on February 12, 2021 from 4-5 PM EDT. The speakers were Rob Benjamin (from Lenox Baker Hospital and Duke University) and Sara DiVall (from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington).
- Understand normal synthesis and actions of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids
- Identify disorders in synthesis and actions of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids
- Have a better a understanding of a career in pediatric endocrinology
‘My Baby Has A Blood Sugar Problem’
This session was held virtually via Zoom on November 13 from 4-5 PM EDT. There will be a Q/A session during which members of the student and resident subcommittee will address questions from students related to research opportunities, residency and fellowship applications (what to look for in programs, tips for application, etc.), and advocacy followed by an interactive case discussion to achieve the following educational objectives.
- Identify the signs, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and classification of diabetes in the pediatric population.
- Recognize how mutations in one of several genes involved in the normal development and function of pancreatic beta cells can lead to the development of neonatal diabetes or congenital hyperinsulinism
- Interpret key elements of a history and laboratory workup and understand how this can direct further evaluation and therapy in pediatric disorders of insulin production
The inaugural session of the program was held virtually via Zoom on August 14, 2020 from 4-5 PM EDT. Dr. Marissa Kilberg from the student and resident subcommittee of the PES Education council discussed HYPERTHYROIDISM: WORK-UP, DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL PEARLS.