Ambulatory Pediatrics

In an unopposed clinical environment you’ll care for patients with pediatric conditions commonly seen in office practice, as well as inpatients.

You will manage sick and well visits in addition to chronic medical conditions at a busy, hospital-based outpatient practice. During patient visits you’ll guide families about matters related to feeding, accident prevention and immunization.

Your unopposed experience extends across the hospital as you care for pediatric patients in the newborn nursery, emergency room and inpatient unit.

In addition to your clinical duties, you’ll present weekly at faculty-organized conferences.

Procedures Learned

You’ll become proficient in the following techniques and procedures:

  • audiogram interpretation
  • bladder catheterization
  • burn care
  • establishing IV access to administer fluids, blood or medication
  • foreign body removal from ears, nose and skin
  • injections (SQ, IM)
  • laceration repair, including suturing and stapling
  • pediatric phlebotomy and heel sticks
  • pneumatic otoscopy
  • tympanogram interpretation
  • wound debridement

You’ll also become familiar with nasal packing for epistaxis and intraosseous infusion.

Conditions Seen

You’ll diagnose and treat pediatric patients with acute and chronic conditions including:

  • ADHD
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • autism
  • cancer
  • eczema
  • fractures
  • heart murmur
  • impetigo
  • learning disabilities
  • malabsorption, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders
  • otitis media
  • pharyngitis
  • seborrhea
  • seizures
  • urinary tract infections
  • viral exanthems
  • viral, bacterial, parasitic and rickettsial infections

You’ll recognize the presenting symptoms and signs of neoplastic disease, learn how to diagnose and treat common poisonings and toxicities, and learn how to treat children who have been physically and sexually abused.

You may also diagnose, manage and refer children with common conditions related to the respiratory, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, renal, metabolic, endocrine, neuromuscular and central nervous systems.

Clinical Site

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

4 weeks