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.