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.
Mitzi Scotten, M.D.