The Pediatrics elective clerkship is a didactic and practical experience
in a primary care pediatrics practice. In most cases, the student will accompany the pediatrician on hospital rounds in addition to the ambulatory experience.
Learning opportunities should be provided in the form of observation, discussion and graduated degrees of performance under direct supervision, at the discretion of the preceptor. Objectives for the rotation should be established and understood between the student and the preceptor on or before the first day of the rotation. The rotation should be oriented toward the following:
- Observation and/or supervised experience in health maintenance of the infant, child and adolescent
- Observation and/or supervised experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of common medical disorders in the pediatric patient
- Didactic exposure and evaluation covering the full spectrum of outpatient care of the pediatric patient
- Development and expansion of clinical skills, including interviewing, examination and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as available and appropriate
- Application of osteopathic principles and procedures, as appropriate