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Cycle 5: TeleECHO Clinic Session 17

Tuesday, January 15, 2019           12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Clinical Pearls Didactic Title: Somatization or Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Identification and Management

Presenter: Dr. Kathi Pajer, M.D., M.P.H.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the most common presentations of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) for young children and older adolescents.
  • Explain how stress is involved in MUS.
  • Discuss why close primary care provider-patient alliance is helpful in MUS.
  • Describe a cost-effective way to evaluate suspected MUS.
  • Name two psychopharmacologic treatments useful in ameliorating MUS.

Zoom Information:

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 652-143-635
password: 3246



Parent/Caregiver Resources:

Patient Resources:

PCP Resources (MUS):

Case Presentation:

Rachel Farah, NP, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Scarborough (Central East) ECHO ID: 5011517

The TeleECHO virtual clinic session is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit per session.
All other professional groups can use the certificate provided at the end of each TeleECHO™ clinic session evaluation for their certificate of attendance.


Archived materials:

Didactic Presentation Slides

Didactic Recording:

Case Discussion Summary:
ECHO ID: 5011517