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Department of Pediatrics Medical Education - Student Program

Department of Pediatrics, UCSOM
 

Electives and Sub-internships


 

Welcome to Pediatrics

The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics is proud to offer 25 sub-internship and elective courses for fourth year medical students interested in Pediatric clinical experiences. Our courses are generally four weeks in length and are structured to gauge a student's clinical abilities based on six core competencies. These courses are appropriate for students who are interested in Pediatrics and supplemental to students who are pursuing other specialties.

Our courses provide students with exposure to all aspects of pediatrics including general academic pediatrics, sub-specialized care, inpatient medicine, emergency and intensive care, along with research courses and scholarly activities. Each course has its own course director who oversees the development and implementation of the curriculum for their course. Many of our courses are open to visiting students who are currently enrolled in an accredited student program. We hope the information provided in the ensuing paragraphs is informative and helpful for students who are planning their 4th year of medical school.


Below is a list of the Pediatric Fourth Year Courses

COURSE ID #

COURSE TITLE

# OF WEEKS OFFERED

PED8000

Pediatric Sub-Internship

4 weeks

PED8004

Pediatric Cardiology

4 weeks

PED8006

Immunology and Allergy

4 weeks & 2 weeks

PED8007

Child Abuse and Neglect

4 weeks

PED8008

Birth Defects/Genetics

4 weeks

PED8009

Pediatric Infectious Disease

4 & 2 weeks

PED8011

Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

4 & 2 weeks

PED8012

Pediatric Neurology

4 weeks

PED8013

Pediatric Endocrinology

4 & 2 weeks

PED8015

Neonatology Sub-Internship

4 weeks

PED8018

General Academic

4 & 2 weeks

PED8020

Adolescent Medicine

4 weeks

PED8022

Pediatric Gastroenterology

4 & 2 weeks

PED8024

Child Development & Behavior

4 & 2 weeks

PED8025

Pediatric Emergency Medicine at CHCO

4 & 2 weeks

PED8026

Pediatric Nephrology

4 weeks

PED8027

Pediatric Intensive Care

4 weeks

PED8030

Vaccinations in Pediatrics

4 & 2 weeks

PED8031

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

4 & 2 weeks

PED8032

Pediatric Radiology

4 & 2 weeks

PED8100

Pediatric Course Away

4 & 2 weeks

PED8600

Research in Pediatrics

12, 8 ,4 & 2 weeks

PED8630

Pediatric Research Away

8, 4, 2 weeks


Are you Interested in One of Our Courses?

For more detailed information about each of the courses we offer, please view the School of Medicine Course Book (pdf). You can also visit the Office of the Registrar's website to learn how to register. Any specific questions about registering for a course should be directed to the University of Colorado School of Medicine Student Life Registrar:

 

Our fourth year student program welcomes students from over 130 LCME accredited medical schools across the U.S.. Like most medical schools, we use the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), which is an online application service developed by the AAMC for senior "away" electives. Please check with your institution to see if they use this service. In order to register for a rotation with our program, you will need to submit a request through VSAS. It is important to know that VSAS will not open for registration until March of each academic year.

 

Osteopathic or international medical students who are interested in registering for one of our pediatric courses should review the University of Colorado Visiting Student webpage for a more detailed information about the application requirements. For additional information, please contact the University of Colorado School of Medicine Visiting Student Coordinator:

 

For any additional questions about our pediatric courses, please contact the Pediatric 4th Year Medical Student Coordinator:


Are you Interested in Pediatrics?

The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics is committed to advising any medical student who is considering a career in Pediatrics or Med/Peds. Dr. Jennifer Soep is the Clerkship Director for Infant Child and Adolescent Care and the Pediatric Phase IV Medical Student Director. She is happy to meet with any University of Colorado medical student who is contemplating a career in pediatrics.

Dr. Soep can assist students with questions about career exploration, fourth-year scheduling, residency applications and specific information about residency programs. Students who are fully committed to a career in pediatrics are encouraged to meet with the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Stephen Daniels.


Curious About our Pediatric Residency Programs?

We are proud to have one of the top pediatric residency programs in the U.S.. Detailed information about the our residency program can be found on the University of Colorado Pediatric Residency Program webpage. We also offer pediatric focused residency positions in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Child Neurology.


Planning Your Fourth Year?

In August of each year, the Department of Pediatrics hosts an evening meeting for all senior students interested in pediatrics. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions about selecting a residency program, preparing a CV, writing a personal statement and interviewing for a pediatric residency position. At this meeting, we provide students with a copy of the University of Colorado Pediatric Residency Preparation Manual.

Additional websites that may be helpful for students considering a career in pediatrics:

  • FREIDA
  • COMSEP
  • APP Becoming A Pediatrician
  • Prospective pediatric residents are encouraged to contact our current residents directly regarding the pediatric residency program at the medical school they have attended. A photograph of the current housestaff with a list of their names and the medical schools they have attended can be found on the “Who We Are” link.
  • Students are also encouraged to contact our pediatric fellows by clicking the hyperlink below for a list of our fellowship programs. On each fellowship webpage you will find a "current fellows" tab. This is where you will see a list of fellows for each of our sub-specialties, along with the name of the medical school and the residency program they have completed.

Best wishes and good luck!