Patient Care Phase

The core pediatric clerkship is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the approach to the care of children and their families. In addition, you will explore the range of reasons children seek medical care, from well child visits to acute medical problems in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and the ongoing management of chronic illnesses. Each clerkship site is unique in the setting, faculty and patients seen.

 The information and core materials for your clerkship are detailed below in the following links and attachments:

Orientation Information

Clerkship orientation video
Clerkship Manual

Core Materials

  • Physical Exam Overview
  • Pediatric Neurology Exam
    Additional Materials for Learning
    Communication Skills Learning Exercise & Associated Checklist
    Observed Communication Skills Checklist
    "Blueprints in Pediatrics" USMLE by Marino/Snead/McMillan
    Pediatric Clerkship Guide by J. Woodhead/Mosby
    Saint-Frances Guide to Pediatrics by Migita/Christakis
    Essentials of Pediatrics by Behrman & Kliegman
    Oski's Essential Pediatrics by Johnson & Oski
    Pediatrics by Brown & Miller
    Reporting Mistreatment or a Serious Concern:
    Students who wish to report mistreatment or a serious concern that doesn’t require immediate response are encouraged to use the Learning Environment Feedback Tool by clicking on the button below. In the tool, you will be able to provide a description of your concern and indicate your follow-up preference and how you would like your feedback shared. You will have the option of reporting completely anonymously and indicating how you want your identity and the identity of anyone else involved in the situation to be shared. More information about the Learning Environment can be found here:
    We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a good rotation. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
    Jordan Symons, MD, Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, University of Washington School of Medicine
    Pediatric Medical Student Program: