Clerkship in Pediatrics

The Pediatric clerkship is a 6 week rotation based out of the department of pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Students spend 3 weeks on one of the inpatient teams at Hasbro, 2 weeks at an outpatient practice site, and one week in the newborn nursery and NICU at Women and Infants Hospital. During that week students also spend half days in the pediatric emergency department and a few subspecialty clinics.

Mission Statement

To expose students to the broad range of issues relevant to the care of children both healthy and sick.

Educational Goals

  1. The student will develop effective communication skills, oral and written, with peers on their medical team, parents, attendings as well as oral presentations skills in a variety of settings such as work rounds, patient consultations, family meetings, etc. 
  2. The student will learn how to obtain a pediatric history from the parent and when appropriate from the child. In addition, the student will learn how to perform a complete physical examination on patients from infancy through adolescence. 
  3. The student will be able to develop a clinical assessment and plan, demonstrating critical thinking skills and integration of previous basic science and clinical knowledge into management of pediatric problems. 

Required Projects

Medical narrative, journal club assignment, oral presentation of outpatient case with presentation on the problem illustrated by that case.

Clerkship Sites

Key Personnel

Clerkship Director
Randy Rockney, MD

Associate Clerkship Director
Brian Alverson,  MD

Clerkship Coordinator
Helene Felici