Last Revision: March 13
M3 Pediatric Clerkship: INPATIENT Intended Learning Objectives
The overall goals for the third year Pediatric Clerkship are listed on the Overall Intended Learning Objectives. Additional specific ILO’s for the general pediatric inpatient experience are listed below and are mapped to the UMMS Competencies and Associated Objectives.
Medical Knowledge: Students will describe:
- Common acute and chronic pediatric conditions and the importance of age on their manifestations and treatment (MK5). Relevant inpatient topics include:
- Fluid management, electrolytes, nutrition
- Respiratory infections/pneumonias
- Urinary tract infections
- Failure to thrive
- Apparent Life Threatening Events
- CXR interpretations
- Fever work-up
- To assess development on all patients as part of the inpatient evaluation.
- Principles of physiology applicable to children from birth through adulthood, especially age-related changes (e.g. interpret variations in vital signs based on age) (MK1).
- Principles of pharmacology applicable to children (e.g. appropriate drug dose calculations in children) (MK3).
- The progression and treatment of pediatric illnesses in hospitalized children (MK5).
- Approaches to chronic illness and disability (MK5).
Patient Care: Students will demonstrate competence in:
- History Taking: Obtain thorough pediatric history including complete history of present illness, past medical and surgical history, medications, allergies, family history, social history, developmental, immunizations, diet and complete review of systems (PC1).
- Skills in physical examination of infants, children and adolescents, adapting appropriately to the age of the patient (PC2).
- Clinical Problem Solving: Interpret data from history, physical, labs and studies to define problems, develop a differential diagnosis and patient management plan and identify associated risks (PC4,PC5,PC6,PC7)
- Verbal Presentations skills and written documentation: Organize a case presentation to accurately reflect the reason for the evaluation, the chronology of the history, the details of physical findings, the differential diagnosis and the suggested initial evaluation. Include age specific information and precise description of physical findings. Justify the thought process that led to the diagnostic and therapeutic plan (PC4,PC5,PC6,PC7).
Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate
- Competence in interacting effectively and sensitively with families, patients, and health care team members during family centered rounds.
- Effective communication about the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and family, avoiding vague terms and jargon.
Professionalism: Students are expected to:
- Demonstrate ownership, initiative and individual responsibility when taking care of patients (P4).
- Complete all responsibilities and requirements promptly (P4).
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Students will actively take responsibility for self-education and feedback (PBLI3).
Systems-Based Practice: Students will understand the role of multi-disciplinary teams in the care of hospitalized patients (SBP1, SBP2).
Return to Pediatric Clerkship Home Page