Pediatric Clerkship Goals

  • Understand concepts of Growth and Child Development from birth through adolescence
  • Develop communication skills which facilitate clinical interaction with children, adolescents and their families
  • Develop written communication skills
  • Develop competency in the physical examination of infants, children and adolescents
  • Acquisition of knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and initial management of common acute and chronic illnesses
  • Develop clinical problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of the influence of family, community and society on the child in health and disease
  • Develop strategies for health promotion as well as disease and injury prevention
  • Develop attitudes and professional behaviors appropriate for clinical practice
  • Develop an understanding of the approach of pediatricians to the health care of children and adolescents