The 6-week Infant, Child and Adolescent Care
Clerkship (ICAC) will provide clinical and educational experiences to allow
students to achieve defined competencies in the medical care of children,
ranging in age from newborn to adolescence. All students will have experiences
in newborn, outpatient and inpatient/urgent care settings. They will be exposed
to well child care and development, acute care and the management of
hospitalized patients and those with chronic diseases.
Core Clinical Conditions
- Gather a history and perform a complete physical exam on a pediatric patient.
- Develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and select a working diagnosis following a patient encounter.
- Recommend and interpret common diagnostic tests.
- Provide complete, well-organized documentation of a clinical encounter.
- Provide a complete, well-organized oral presentation of a pediatric patient.
- Recognize a pediatric patient requiring urgent or emergent care and seek help appropriately.
- Communicate and interact effectively with patients, families, and other health care providers.
- Demonstrate professionalism by showing compassion, integrity and respect for others, responsiveness to patient needs and accountability to course requirements.
- Demonstrate the medical knowledge necessary to care for common pediatric conditions.