Core Clerkship Pediatrics
Credits: 6.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Directors: Chiang, Vincent W.; Growdon, Amanda Sarah; Harper, Beth Dolinsky; O'Donnell, Katherine Ann; Pingree, Elizabeth Welsh
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Dept. Med. Conf. Room, Hunnewell Bldg. Room 352.
Night Call: Every 4th night.
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
The course is a basic introduction to clinical pediatrics which will provide first-hand experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of disease in children. Major emphasis will be on development of basic assessment skills, integration of basic science knowledge with clinical data and exposure to a variety of pediatric problems. Students will spend the majority of their rotation on one of the inpatient pediatric services (general pediatric and/or subspecialty) at Children's Hospital. All students will also rotate through one of the newborn nurseries at Brigham & Women's Hospital or Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as the Pediatric Health Associates Clinic, the Primary Care Clinic at Children's Hospital. Students meet with faculty preceptors daily both to review current clinical cases as well as for problem-based case discussions covering areas of normal growth and development, pediatric pathophysiology, organ specific diseases and preventive medicine. Students participate in a variety of hospital educational activities such as the core lecture series, grand rounds and case conferences. All core clerkships in pediatrics also now participate in a common lecture series during Friday afternoons of the rotation. These lectures will take place at either the MEC or MGH.