PED 3001: Pediatrics Core

The Pediatrics Clerkship will provide clinical exposure to various aspects of pediatric issues. Students will gain knowledge, experience, and competency in the diagnosis and management from birth to adolescent patients. Students will also become competent in the complexities of working with minors who, in most jurisdictions, cannot make decisions for themselves. Prerequisite: successful completion of all pre-clinical (Year 1 and Year 2) coursework.

It is critical to note that the clinical clerkship experience is not intended to teach the student everything on the subject of Pediatrics nor provide the student with clinical experience in every aspect of the discipline. The Clerkship Director and the assigned Preceptor may provide educational guidance, but it is each student’s individual responsibility to learn the subject content. Lifelong self-learning is the ultimate goal and is expected in this core clinical clerkship. Students must show that adequate direct patient care experience has been achieved by demonstrating adequate patient log support of an average of at least 4 outpatients or 2 inpatients per day.

PED 4001: Pediatric Elective

General clerkship focused on the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. 

PED 4120: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective

Pediatric emergency medicine is a medical subspecialty of both pediatrics and emergency medicine. It involves the care of undifferentiated, unscheduled children with acute illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.

PED 4140: Pediatric Internal Medicine Elective

Pediatric internal medicine is a medical specialty in which doctors train to be board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Med-peds physicians are given more training in order to become more proficient at treating and diagnosing more complex diseases, including more emphasis on critical care medicine.

PED 4150: Pediatric Neurology Elective

Pediatric neurology or child neurology refers to a specialized branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in neonates (newborns), infants, children, and adolescents. The discipline of child neurology encompasses diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles, and blood vessels that affect individuals in these age groups.

PED 4160: Pediatric Pathology Elective

Pediatric pathology is a sub-specialty of surgical pathology that deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of children.

PED 4170: Pediatric Psychiatric Elective

Pediatric psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families.

PED 4190: Pediatric Urology Elective

Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children's genitourinary systems. Pediatric urologists provide care for both boys and girls ranging from birth to early adult age. The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination, reproductive organs, and testes.

PED 4200: Pediatric Cardiology Elective

A pediatric cardiologist is a pediatrician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating children's cardiac problems. Evaluation and treatment may begin with the fetus since heart problems can now be detected before birth.

PED 4220: Pediatric Developmental Elective

Developmental Pediatrics allows for the opportunity to become familiar with typical and abnormal development in childhood, behavior management techniques, various aspects of developmental assessment, and referral sources/patterns in the community for children with developmental disabilities.

PED 4240: Pediatric Endocrinology Elective

Pediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty dealing with disorders of the endocrine glands, such as variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, diabetes, and many more.

PED 4250: Pediatric Gastroenterology Elective

Pediatric gastroenterology developed as a sub-specialty of pediatrics and gastroenterology. It is concerned with treating the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas of children from infancy until age eighteen.

PED 4270: Pediatric Infectious Disease Elective

The focus during a Pediatric Infectious Disease externship is providing medical care for recurring or persistent disease caused by an infectious agent such as bacteria, a fungus, a parasite, or other rare infection in children from birth through the teen years.

PED 4280: Pediatric Intensive Care Elective

Pediatric Intensive Care focuses on the treatment of very sick and injured infants and children with a wide range of health problems, including congenital heart defects, trauma, childhood cancer, medical emergencies, and post-operative care following complex operations (such as a kidney transplant).

PED 4290: Pediatric Neonatal Elective

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).