Welcome to the Faculty Information section of the Pediatrics Clerkship Web Site!
This section is intended to provide residents and faculty members with information that will allow them to become better teachers for third year medical students. In order to be an effective teacher, it is critical that you introduce yourself to each student and discuss your expectations with the student. An Intern-Student Orientation Checklist and a Teaching Resident-Student Orientation Checklist have been provided to help facilitate this initial conversation. Primary Care Mentors can find a copy of the Mentor Manual in both HTML and pdf format.
Students are given a list of Goals & Objectives at the beginning of the Clerkship. Logistical details and expectations of the students can be found in the Schedule and Clerkship sections of the web site.
All effective clinical teachers regularly provide each student with clear and detailed feedback about the student's performance. If you have not already done so, please read Jack Ende's article on "Feedback in Medical Education." Copies of the narrative and checkbox feedback forms can be found online. In addition, the narrative and checkbox feedback forms can be completed online and submitted electronically to Dr. Miller. Make sure that you share your comments directly with your students after you fill out the feedback forms so that you can discuss strategies for improving problem areas. A Palm version of the feedback form is currently in development.
Information about student evaluations (note that there is a distinction between feedback and evaluation) is also available in this section of the site. These documents include the Guidelines for Student Evaluation, the Student Evaluation Form, and the Overall Clerkship Evaluation Form.
It is important for clinical teachers to discuss pediatric patients and illnesses with students in order to develop the student's knowledge base. While discussion of hospitalized patients provides a convenient way to discuss clinical illness, a five week clerkship will not expose students to the variety of cases they are expected to understand. The Clinical Problems Supplement provides discussion questions which cover a range of pediatric topic areas including Nutrition, Growth and Development, Issues Unique to the Newborn, and Congenital Malformations. Students are expected understand all of the Pediatric Core Cases by the end of their clerkship (Note: This is separate from the Clinical Problems Supplement.).
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