The Department of Pediatrics considers the Pediatrics clerkship to be the most valuable introductory Pediatric experience for students.
Under staff supervision, students will have responsibility for the full spectrum of patient care, including an interview of the patient or parent, physical examination, and diagnostic synthesis. Experience in major areas of the field of pediatrics will be gained through interaction with patients and families and through attendance of conferences.
Each student will be assigned patients in wards, newborn nursery, and/or clinics. They will be expected to attend lectures, teaching rounds, and conferences. Throughout the course, there will be many opportunities to review work-up, discuss problems, and evaluate progress with staff.
The Pediatric Clerkship spans eight weeks. Students are attending on-campus educational experiences during Week 1 and Week 8. Weeks 2-7 are devoted almost exclusively to clinical experiences. During those six weeks, students will rotate through a variety of weeklong inpatient and outpatient experiences. Student assignments involve patient care at:
- University of Kansas Medical Center
- KU Pediatrics Prairie Village clinic
- KU Pediatrics MedWest clinic
- Children's Mercy Hospital Adele Hall (main campus)
- CMH Kansas Emergency Medicine
- CMH Urgent Care (Blue Valley, East, Northland)
- CMH PCC Broadway Clinic
- The University of Kansas Health System - Marillac Campus
- Rural rotations (requested through the Rural Medical Education Office)
Clerkship Faculty & Staff
Rob Breeden, M.D.
Clerkship Assistant Director
April Gray, M.A.