Internships

Pediatric Medical Student Education

MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides an important resource for the education of medical students. Students come for their core clerkship in pediatrics, sub-internship in pediatrics and electives in pediatric subspecialties. All education experiences are coordinated under the guidance of Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School Core Clerkship in Pediatrics

MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides an important resource for the education of medical students. Students come for their core clerkship in pediatrics, sub-internship in pediatrics and electives in pediatric subspecialties. All education experiences are coordinated under the guidance of Harvard Medical School.

Core Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Number: IN550M.3BWorking with children provides many opportunities for observing the natural process of growth and maturation. By becoming involved in the clinical management of infants, children and adolescents, students familiarize themselves with indicators of health, strategies for disease and injury prevention, and treatment of medical conditions affecting children. Acquisition of clinical skills and a critical approach to clinical decision-making are emphasized. The clerkship includes three weeks of pediatric wards and one week each in the pediatric emergency room, newborn nursery and general pediatric outpatient settings. In each of these settings, students participate in all aspects of patient care under the supervision of residents and attendings. In addition to participating in work rounds, teaching attending rounds and daily case conferences, students attend a core lecture series on Friday afternoons. These lectures are attended by students in all core pediatric rotations and take place at both Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. This course is a component of the Core Clinical Clerkship in Women's and Children's Health. For more information, see the Harvard Medical School Course Listings.

Program Director:
T. Bernard Kinane, MD

Associate Director:
Lindsay Carter, MD

Assistant Director:
Jill Kasper, MD

Clerkship Coordinator:
Teresa Ureña

Contact:
E-mail MGHfC Student Programs: MGHstudentprograms@partners.org

Harvard Medical School Elective Advanced Clerkship in Pediatrics

Course Number: PD501.M.3This is an advanced pediatric clerkship designed for students who have completed their Core Clerkship in Pediatrics and who desire a more intensive experience with increased responsibility in the management of pediatric patients. The goal of this clerkship is to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen skills in the evaluation and management of pediatric patients. To achieve this goal, students are offered some flexibility in choosing inpatient and outpatient experiences that match their individual interests and educational goals. Students who choose to spend time on the general inpatient wards admit and manage patients as part of the ward team under the supervision of senior residents and attending physicians, as well as attend daily teaching conferences with their ward team. Experiences can also be arranged in a variety of subspecialty inpatient and outpatient settings, including but not limited to pediatric emergency medicine, adolescent medicine, pediatric radiology and pediatric hematology/oncology. For more information, see the Harvard Medical School Course Listings.

Program Director:
T. Bernard Kinane, MD

Associate Director:
Lindsay Carter, MD

Clerkship Coordinator:
Teresa Ureña

Contact:
E-mail MGHfC Student Programs: MGHstudentprograms@partners.org

Electives

Multiple electives are available in Pediatrics. Electives at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are controlled by Harvard Medical School through their Registrar's office. You can obtain an application at the following website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/registrar/app.html. Then migrate to (http://www.medcatalog.harvard.edu/courselist.aspx?cl=elective&group=73&subject=Pediatrics) to get all of the choices.

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