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.

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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)