Clerkship Overview

The Department of Pediatrics considers the Pediatrics clerkship to be the most valuable introductory Pediatric experience for students.

Under staff supervision, students will have responsibility for the full spectrum of patient care, including interview of the patient or parent, physical examination and diagnostic synthesis. Experience in major areas of the field of pediatrics will be gained through interaction with patients and families and through attendance of conferences.

Each student will be assigned patients in wards, newborn nurseries and clinics. They will be expected to attend lectures, teaching rounds and conferences. Throughout the course there will be many opportunities to review work-up, discuss problems, and evaluate progress with staff.

Clerkship Faculty & Staff

Mitzi Scotten, M.D.
Course Director
Room 2006 Miller Building
Phone: 913-588-6203
Pager: 913-917-1249
E-mail: mscotten@kumc.edu


Debra Heisler
Course Coordinator
Room 4008 Miller Building
Phone: 913-588-6310
Pager: 913-917-0402
E-mail: dheisler@kumc.edu

Last modified: Mar 19, 2013
Clinical sites

The clerkship duration is six weeks with a maximum enrollment of 15 students, who will care for patients at these locations:

• University of Kansas Medical Center
• Wyandotte County Health Department
• KU Pediatrics Prairie Village clinic
• Community practices in Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Paola

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