PED 7550

Pediatric Ethics Elective


Alison Chandler
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

All MS3 core required clerkships


Catalog Description:  Clinical ethics is an integral part of the practice of medicine – medicine by definition is an ethical practice. Taking the time to understand how the ethical principles work in day to day clinical decision making is paramount to the development of ethically astute clinicians. In order to provide students with an immersive experience in clinical ethics this elective has been created for those who seek more directive knowledge on how ethics affects patient care.


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Site Code

Site Name



Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis Hospital

Children's Minnesota - St. Paul Hospital

Students go to both sites

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Rounding, case conference, individual learning, committee meetings, personal research time.

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling):  Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to…

  • articulate and recognize clinical ethics dilemmas that affect patient care
  • address basic pediatric specific ethics issues, and
  • understand how to think through clinical ethics consultations.

Graded Components:  Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


Course Personnel:  GME Coordinator: Corinne Wilcox-Schowalter; corinne.wilcox-schowalter

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation:  MedHub