This is an eight-week experience where students spend six weeks in an ambulatory clinical site and two weeks in an inpatient rotation during which they participate in the the care of ambulatory and hospitalized pediatric patients. Students will complete the rotation at one of the following sites: Saint Barnabas Hospital Health System (Bronx, NY), Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island, NY).

Pediatrics Clerkship Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an accurate and age appropriate medical history from pediatric patients or their caregivers, including newborns, children, and adolescents

  • Perform an accurate physical examination on pediatric patients, including newborns, children, and adolescents

  • dentify appropriate diagnostic tests in the evaluation of pediatric patients with common presenting symptoms or signs

  • Utilize the data from the medical interview and physical examination as well as supporting evidence to formulate a differential diagnosis for pediatric patients.

  • Complete a write up of a pediatric patient that includes clinical information from the medical interview and physical examination, a differential diagnosis, and appropriate initial treatment plan.

  • Identify an appropriate approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating children with common pediatric conditions¬†

  • Engage in self-directed learning

  • Respond appropriately to feedback

  • Prepare effective patient write-ups

  • Deliver effective oral presentations

  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other members of the health care team

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

  • Demonstrate respect and compassion in the care of all patients

  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all professional activities

  • Describe the resources in the health care setting and in the community that would provide optimal care for patients.

  • Recognize approaches to collaborative and team-based care for patients.

  • Recognize the impact of social determinants of health on an individual patient