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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
- Fluid Management
- Medication Ordering
- Growth Charts Problem Set - associated article linked here
- Aquifer Pediatrics cases (https://aquifer.org/) - ALL are recommended. The following are REQUIRED:
- Case 4
- Case 5
- Case 8
- Case 25
- Case 28
- 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 - NBME Pediatrics Subject Exam
- 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
NBME Shelf exam studying resources
- NBME practice test
- Aquifer cases
- Case Files Pediatrics by Toy et al.
- PreTest Pediatrics by Yetman and Hormann
- Academic Support Studying Resources
- Shelf Exams Academic Support
- UWSOM Tutoring Services- 1 free hour weekly, including for NMBE shelf exams
- UW Health Sciences Library Clerkship Rotation Resources
Pediatric Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award
This award is given to faculty providing a substantial contribution to medical education within the Pediatric Clerkship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Staff and faculty within the Pediatric Student Programs office review the nominations. Three regional faculty members and one UW Department of Pediatrics faculty will receive the award and be presented with a certificate for their achievement. Winners will be announced here in May 2023.
The nomination deadline for the 2022-2023 Academic Year is 4/14/23.
Students: Use this form to nominate faculty or scan the QR code below.
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.
Rebekah Burns, MD, Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, University of Washington School of Medicine
Pediatric Medical Student Program: mailto:email@example.com