Pediatrics Thread

Pediatric Thread

Thread Description

The Pediatric Thread curriculum will allow medical students to:

  • Participate in the care of patients of all ages in order to gain a foundational understanding of pediatric health and disease processes.
  • Experience pediatric conditions embedded into the basic science curriculum.
  • Gain exposure to children of various ages and their families to enhance communication and physical exam skills.

Components of the thread will include integrating pediatric content into basic science didactics, introduction of pediatric history and clinical skills, communication with caregivers /families and introduction to preventive and community pediatrics.  Pre-clerkship activities will be planned utilizing:

  • Recorded virtual lectures
  • Videos or podcasts
  • Self-study assignments
  • Integration of pediatric content into existing PBL, doctoring cases and LACE.
  • Use of standardized patients via telemedicine
  • Integration of pediatric clinical skills into existing clinical skills curriculum

Thread Contacts

Adwoa Osei, MD - Curriculum Director

Lauren Valko - Clerkship Coordinator