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The core pediatric clerkship is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the approach to the care of children and their families. In addition, you will explore the range of reasons children seek medical care, from well child visits to acute medical problems in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and the ongoing management of chronic illnesses. Each clerkship site is unique in the setting, faculty and patients seen.
The information and core materials for your clerkship are detailed below in the following links and attachments:
- Required Problem Set Exercises
- Volume Depletion
- Maintenance Fluids
- Medication Ordering
- Growth Charts Problem Set
- Required Ethics Assignment - All Pediatric patient care students are required to do an ethics assignment. Your site directors may have a process for you to complete this requirement. Please discuss expectations with them. Otherwise, you may review the video linked here: Ethical Decision-making in Pediatrics.
- Optional video - Pediatric Palliative Care
- Clinical Encounters - SOM Instructions on how to log Clinical Encounters in EValue
- Clinical Encounters - Recommended Pediatric clinical encounters and links to associated Aquifer cases
- Final Exam
- The Pediatric Clerkship final exam is produced by Aquifer and is solely based on the Aquifer Pediatrics online cases.
- The exam is 100 multiple-choice, single-answer questions.
- The standard exam length is 2.5 hours.
- Aquifer does not provide a table of normal lab values for the exam. By doing the Aquifer cases you will learn to recognize lab values used in an exam question as normal or abnormal.
- UWSOM Clerkship Grading Policy
- UWSOM Academic Grading Policy
- UWSOM Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Policy
- The UWSOM Academic Policy Manual and M.D. Program Handbook can be found here: https://sites.uw.edu/medevalu/clerkship-policies/. This site also houses the following policies and more:
- Clerkship Absentee Policy
- Clerkship Communication Policy and Guidelines
- Clerkship Examination Policies & Guidelines
- Clerkship Grading & Evaluation Policies
- EHR Policy
- Professional Behavior & Conduct
Please review all policies so you understand your roles and responsibilities.
Pediatric Physical Exam Videos
Additional Materials for Learning
- Communication Skills Learning Exercise & Associated Checklist
- Observed Communication Skills Checklist
- "Blueprints in Pediatrics" USMLE by Marino/Snead/McMillan
- Pediatric Clerkship Guide by J. Woodhead/Mosby
- Saint-Frances Guide to Pediatrics by Migita/Christakis
- Essentials of Pediatrics by Behrman & Kliegman
- Oski's Essential Pediatrics by Johnson & Oski
- Pediatrics by Brown & Miller
Reporting Mistreatment or a Serious Concern:
Students who wish to report mistreatment or a serious concern that doesn’t require immediate response are encouraged to use the Learning Environment Feedback Tool by clicking on the button below. In the tool, you will be able to provide a description of your concern and indicate your follow-up preference and how you would like your feedback shared. You will have the option of reporting completely anonymously and indicating how you want your identity and the identity of anyone else involved in the situation to be shared. More information about the Learning Environment can be found here: http://blogs.uw.edu/esom/learning-environment/
We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a good rotation. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Jordan Symons, MD, Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, University of Washington School of Medicine
Pediatric Medical Student Program: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org