PED 7801

Acting Internship in Subspecialty Pediatrics


Alexandra Behrend
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

Completion of all MS3 core clerkships


Catalog Description: 

The Advanced Selective in Subspecialty Pediatrics is an opportunity for students to serve patients with a subspecialty exposure focus including Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and/or Emergency Pediatrics. This rotation also includes a variety of phases of care including Emergency Room, Night Coverage (admissions and cross cover), and daily inpatient setting with a subspecialty/complex patient focus. Students will take on the responsibility of an acting intern in these various care settings. They will collaborate with pediatric interns and medical students in their foundational training. They will be supervised by pediatric senior residents and faculty attendings.



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Site Code

Site Name


MF-1056 (FU)

M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital


Required session attendance: Orientation

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Days, nights, and weekends, 60 hours per week

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: By the end of the course, students will be able to provide comprehensive care to children and families in a general pediatric inpatient setting, specifically:

  • Provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, physical examination, and the use of laboratory data, imaging, and other tests
  • Organize and prioritize responsibilities to provide care that is safe, effective, and efficient
  • Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment
  • Interpret laboratory data, imaging studies, and other tests required for the area of practice
  • Develop and carry out patient management plans
  • Counsel and educate patients and their families to empower them to participate in their care and enable shared decision making
  • Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic approach to clinical situations Identify and perform learning activities that address one's gaps in knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patients' health problems
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals
  • Incorporate feedback into daily practice

Graded Components: 

Clinical assessment by faculty using the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Allow up to 2 repetition(s) totaling up to 8.0 credit(s).

Course equivalency: PED 7800