Core Clerkship Pediatrics

Credits: 6 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: MGH
Director(s): Thomas Kinane, Ann Murray
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Working with children provides opportunities for observing the natural growth process, leading to maturation. Students can familiarize themselves with indicators of health and disease by becoming involved in the clinical management of infants, children and adolescents. Students will participate in all aspects of patient care - work rounds, visit rounds, admissions, as well as in various educational offerings. This clerkship ordinarily includes 4 weeks of pediatric wards and 2 weeks in the pediatric emergency room, general pediatric outpatient settings, and newborn nursery. Acquisition of clinical skills and approaches to patient management are emphasized. 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.