Second Year

During your second year of medical school is a great time to explore whether you like caring for children.  You can do this through a preceptorship or participation in the Pediatric Interest Group.

We also have a description of each 3rd year clerkship site for your third year rotation for you to explore as you schedule your core clerkships.

We are always happy to talk to people informally as well.

Useful links:

The AAP: http://www.pediatrics.org

Pediatric Clerkship Goals (All Sites)

  • exposure to major childhood diseases/disorders across age spectrum
  • triangular history
  • physical examination skills for newborns, infants/toddlers, school age children, adolescents
  • growth and development
  • uniqueness of pediatrics (not “little adults”)
  • 25 core cases (20 online)
  • ethics assignment
  • required text (Blueprints 6th Edition)
  • mini-CEX
  • 75 % clinical performance evaluations
  • 25% final examination, ethics essay, group discussions

Site

Structure

Teachers

# of Students

Seattle, WA

  • 3 wks. inpatient at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • 3 wks. outpatient at HMC, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic or Roosevelt Clinic

residents, fellows, subspecialists, hospitalists

10 students

Mary Bridge, Tacoma, WA

  • 4 wks. inpatient at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • 2 wks. outpatient practices, subspecialty clinics

FM residents, subspecialists, hospitalists

4 students

Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient clinics mix

Pediatric residents, fellows, subspecialists

2 students (none Summer Quarter)

Spokane, WA

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient practices mix

FM residents, subspecialists, hospitalists

2-3 students

Anchorage, AK

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient practices mix

FM residents, subspecialists

2-3 students

Pocatello, ID

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient single practice

Pediatric resident

2 students

Great Falls, MT

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient single practice

subspecialists

2-3 students

Cheyenne, WY

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient single practice

FM residents, subspecialists

1 student

Billings, MT

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient practices mix

FM residents, subspecialists

1 student

Boise, ID

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient practices mix

FM residents, subspecialists

1 student

Missoula, MT

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient practices mix

subspecialists, hospitalists

1 student

Wenatchee, WA

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient single practice

subspecialists

1 student

Jackson, WY

6 wks. inpatient/outpatient single practice

subspecialists

1 student