PED 7501

Pediatric Clerkship


Alexandra Behrend 
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: The Pediatric 7501 clerkship is designed to provide basic pediatric skills and knowledge necessary for all students, no matter what field of medicine they select. Students will develop a basic understanding of normal growth and development, the influence of the environment on health, the impact of hospitalization on the child/family unit, and basic principles of common diseases affecting children. Students will be assigned patients on wards and, at some sites, newborn nurseries. Teaching rounds and conferences will review work-ups, discuss problems, and evaluate progress.

Canvas Site     Syllabus 

Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


A summary description of each site can be found linked here.

View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code

Site Name



Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center



St. Cloud Hospital

CentraCare Plaza Clinic Pediatrics

Students go to both locations


Hennepin County Medical Center



HYBRID at Hennepin County Medical Center



M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital



Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis Hospital



Children's Minnesota - St. Paul Hospital


Required session attendance: Orientation, Chief Block Education (unless noted by sites)

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Daily shifts of 10-12 hours; night call is site dependent

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling 

Course Objectives: To enable the student to:

  • learn a body of medical information about infants, children and adolescents which will provide a foundation for their medical careers;
  • foster the development of sound professional attitudes, including integrity, a commitment to patients/families, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to stimulate a commitment to continuing education;
  • observe skillfully and analyze the behavior of children and their families; and
  • develop differential diagnoses and clinical decision-making based on accurate history and physical examination.

Grading Scale: P/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: INMD 7206 (RPAP), INMD 7219 (MetroPAP), INMD 7417 (EPAC), INMD 7356 (HeLIX), INMD 7713 (FLIIC)