Pediatrics Clerkship

Overview

During the six week Pediatrics clerkship, students will spend three weeks on the Blank Children's Hospital (BCH) inpatient teaching service, one week on the newborn nursery teaching service, and two weeks in outpatient clinics. During the student's outpatient clinic weeks, one week will be spent with a general pediatrician in the community and the other week will be spent in pediatric subspecialty clinics.

To hear first hand about this core clerkship  from prior students, watch  their feedback 
here.

Resources:

  • Pediatrics Clerkship Survival Guide
  • A binder for the rotation will be provided on the first day of your orientation.
  • Health Sciences Library: Students have 24-hour access 7 days per week to the IMMC Health Sciences library. A UnityPoint - Des Moines picture ID badge will be needed for after-hours entry. Internet and photocopying is available. Students may call the Health Sciences librarians for assistance at 515-241-6490.
  • The Clinical Pediatrics web site on ICON has links to numerous pediatric electronic references.

Conferences:

  • Morning Report:  Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30 - 8:00 am in Hill Auditorium, BCH 1
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds:  Friday from 12:15-1:15pm in Hill Auditorium, BCH 1 (September through June).
  • Pediatric Noon Conference:  12:15 - 1:00 pm Monday through Friday in Bierring Dining Room off of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center (IMMC) main cafeteria.  See monthly schedule for more detailed information.
  • Student Conference:  Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in Fisk Library on BCH 5.

Evaluations:

  • Students should look on the ICON website for an explanation of the pediatric clerkship evaluation policy.  This will be reviewed and further discussed during clerkship orientation.

Final grading:

  • Students should look on the ICON website for an explanation of the pediatric clerkship evaluation policy.  This will be reviewed and further discussed during clerkship orientation. 

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