Medical Students

Lita Aeder, MD – Preceptor and Pediatric Site Director for medical student clerkship

Ratna Basak, MD, FRCPCH(UK) – Preceptor and Associate Site Director for medical students

Kristina Ericksen, DO – Preceptor

Dorina Spinel – Medical Student Administrator

Melanie Lafaurie – GME Medical Student Coordinator

Student education is a significant part of the didactic program in the Pediatrics department.  There are students from several medical schools (Downstate Medical Center, NYIT, and SABA University) that rotate through all the clinical divisions including the pediatric floor, the nursery, the pediatric emergency room, the general pediatric and the specialty clinics.  They participate in all  educational sessions of the department and attend  lecture series designed specifically for them once a week.  The  preceptors guides them through all their medical schools assignments on a weekly basis throughout the duration of their rotation.  Residents work closely with students and teach them on a regular basis including hands on techniques. All senior residents are required to deliver a lecture to the medical students under the supervision of the medical student site director.

We also have sub- interns from Downstate Medical School who rotate with us for one month. They use the EMR, work closely with the residents and floor Attending’s to get excellent exposures to hands on care for admitted patients.