The six-week pediatric clerkship is open to third-year medical students at UB who have successfully completed their first and second years and have passed Step 1 exam of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
If you are assigned to Oishei Children’s Hospital, you will spend three weeks on one of the pediatric inpatient floors, where you will be a member of a team that provides care to hospitalized infants, children or adolescents.
The remainder of your rotation will take place in a variety of other locations, including the newborn nursery, community health clinics, and private practitioners’ offices.
The goal of the clerkship is to provide students with a comprehensive experience in the field of pediatrics that will allow them to consider it as a possible career choice.
Objectives include helping students to:
The Department of Pediatrics also offers month-long electives in all pediatric subspecialties for fourth-year students.
While a majority of the inpatient teaching is done by members of the Division of General Pediatrics, members of all divisions in the Department of Pediatrics contribute to the weekly core lecture series and provide consultation services for patients.
In order to gain outpatient experience, you also may be assigned to the office of a volunteer community pediatrician.