Fourth-Year Medical Students

Contact Information

knackers [at] (Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD)
Clerkship Director
(608) 263-8560

meriel.rongstad [at] (Meriel Rongstad, MD)
Associate Clerkship Director
(608) 265-7740

pjpeebles [at] (Patrick Peebles, MD)
Rotation Director

cmnicholson [at] (Cindy M. Nicholson)
Education Coordinator
(608) 262-1966

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The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to offer a wide variety of elective courses and active internship experiences for fourth-year medical students.

Pediatric Inpatient Acting Internships are designed to provide a more in depth inpatient clinical experience for those students interested in pediatrics, med/peds, family medicine or emergency medicine, however, any interested student is welcome to enroll.

Pediatric fourth-year specialty electives are outpatient-based electives with a focus on subspecialty pediatrics. These electives offer an excellent clinical exposure to subspecialty medicine. These electives afford significant opportunity for one on one interaction with pediatric faculty in caring for young patients with a wide range of conditions. The majority of the student’s time is spent in the outpatient specialty clinic with some time spent on inpatient consults.

General Pediatric fourth-year electives are designed to increase a student’s exposure to general pediatrics in broader range of patient care settings.

Independent Reading and Research electives are available for students with a special interest in completing a research project in pediatrics. This course may be taken for a minimum of 2 weeks or a maximum of 8 weeks. Students are expected to identify a pediatric faculty member to serve as project advisor.