The main objective of the pediatric clerkship is to provide medical students with the knowledge and clinical experience necessary to develop basic skills in the evaluation and management of the health and disease in infants, children and adolescents. Our goal is to help students become comfortable with examining and treating children in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. We aim to provide a broad exposure to the field of pediatrics including the issues unique to childhood and adolescence such as normal growth and development, the impact of family and community on childhood health and disease, and the role of prevention and health supervision. Students will gain an understanding of the anatomic, developmental, physiologic, and psychological differences of children as they progress from the neonatal period through adolescence.

The pediatric clerkship is a five or six-week rotation designed to give students a well-rounded experience that is focused on general pediatrics. Students actively care for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings; specifically on the pediatric floor, ambulatory site, well-baby nursery and emergency department. In addition, there is time devoted to sub-specialty pediatrics, and the pediatric intensive care unit. In addition to clinical experience we incorporate a lecture schedule that includes lectures from a variety of disciplines within the field of pediatrics as well as a shelf review series.

We believe that learning is always best accomplished by taking an active part, therefore students in their assigned areas will take an active role in caring for their patients. In order to be successful in the rotation students must learn to balance clinical activities with self-directed learning through reading and study.

We are excited to have you with us and look forward to a rich learning experience for all involved!

  Aisha Bobb-Semple, MD

Questions? Please Contact:

Medical Education Secretary


Phone: (718) 960-1417