Pediatrics Basics

Social History Taking (Part 2)

This episode is part 2 of a two part series on social history taking in the pediatric population. Objectives for this podcast are to recognize the importance of taking a detailed social history, to learn the ITHELLPS framework as a guide to social history taking and to identify strategies to intervene for families identified as having social challenges. This podcast was developed by Laura Kerr, a medical student at Dalhousie University, with the support of Dr. Sarah Gander, a General Pediatrician at the Saint John Regional Hospital.


Care for Pediatric LGBTQ Patients

This podcast discusses an approach to care for LGBTQ or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, patients in pediatrics. It was written by Jocelyn Andruko and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Jocelyn is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and Professor at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital. 


Pediatric History Taking

The episode presents an approach to pediatric history taking for medical students. This podcast includes a basic framework for a pediatric history as well as tips and tricks from various Pediatricians. 


Pediatric Surgery

This episode is an introduction to pediatric surgery for medical students. In this podcast, we will review the process of a surgical referral, the consultation, the operation as well as post-op and follow-up considerations from the perspective of a pediatric surgeon and a general pediatrician. This podcast was developed by Amarjot Padda, Chris Novak, Dr. Melanie Lewis, and Dr. Bryan Dicken. Amarjot and Chris are medical students at the University of Alberta. Dr. Melanie Lewis is a General Pediatrician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr.