The clinical clerkship in pediatrics is made up of four different experiences. Each student will have a slightly different schedule, including:
-2 weeks caring for inpatient general pediatric patients
-2 weeks of “selective” either on a sub-specialty inpatient rotation, in the ED, or additional time on general pediatrics
-1 week in outpatient clinic
-1 week in the newborn nursery
On the Inpatient services (both general pediatric and sub-specialty), hours are typically 6:20am-5:00pm. Students will rotate through a block of 2-3 nights, 5:30pm-7:30am.
While weekend and holiday responsibilities will be rare, there will be some weekend nights and ED shifts.
The nursery and outpatient weeks are call-free without weekend responsibilities. Hours are typically 8:00am-5:00pm.
The weekend after the shelf is off for all students.