Our evaluation of you during your pediatric rotation is based 66% on performance on the wards and in clinics. This clinical performance grade consists of the ward residents’ and ward attendings’ evaluations, your main outpatient preceptor(s) evaluations, your inpatient write-ups, your outpatient notes and presentations and your oral presentations. The remaining 33% of your grade depends on your final exam score.
The final exam is given on the last day of the rotation. It is a NBME shelf exam and consists of 100 questions. You will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.
Required Course Content: CLIPP Cases
CLIPP is a set of online simulated patient encounters. CLIPP is designed to teach you the core knowledge content of the pediatric clerkship curriculum through interactive multimedia cases that will require you to make decisions about diagnoses and clinical management. Throughout the cases you will be provided with support from pediatric experts.
We have selected a number of important journal articles to further educate you on critical topics in Pediatrics.
Additional Required Readings
- Cognitive Development
- Motor Development
- Social-Emotional Development
- Primary Prevention of Child Abuse
Pediatric textbooks that may be useful for in-depth reading:
- Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics
- Oski’s Principles and Practces of Pediatrics
- Rudolph’s Pediatrics
- Hoekelman’s Primary Pediatric Care
- Avery and First’s Pediatric Medicine
- Zaoutis and Chang’s Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Pediatric handbooks that may be useful for a first look at a topic. These offer a briefer topic synopsis than the information found in the above listed texts and are intended to be a quick reference with encapsulated information.
- Behrman et al: Nelson’s Essentials of Pediatrics
- Bernstein and Shelov: Pediatrics for Medical Students
- Crocetti and Barone: Oski’s Essential Pediatrics
- Harriet Lane Handbook
- Rudolph et al: Rudolph’s Fundamentals of Pediatrics
- Woodhead: Pediatric Clerkship Guide
The following are texts that may be useful for understanding the approach to the pediatric differential diagnosis based on abnormalities in the history or physical exam:
- Athreya and Silverman: Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
- Barness: Manual of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
- Tunnesen: Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics
- Zitelli and Davis: Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
Suggested Supplemental Readings
- Breast Feeding and the Use of Human Milk
- Recommendations for Preventative Health Care
- Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media
- Management of Children with Common Syndromes and Birth Defects
- Approach to Children with Congenital Anomalies
- Viral Croup
- Treatment of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis
- Group A Streptococcal Infections