Pediatric Clerkship Overview
The Pediatric Core Rotation is an eight (8) week rotation held at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. The rotation is divided into:
- Wards – 2 weeks on J4Medicine
- Clinic block – 2 weeks of clinics
- Neonatology – 2 weeks spent on 5NB with healthy newborns
- Emergency – 2 weeks spent in the Janeway ER
There is an option to do the Ward/clinic block in a peripheral community hospital (currently Grand Falls-Windsor) depending on availability of time slots and factors at the discretion of the discipline. Those interested should indicate this option.
Another option is to do the entire pediatrics rotation (8 week block) in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Overall Clinical evaluation:
- Ward – 4 clinic cards are compiled in ITAR (in training assessment report)
- Expectation is to have a clinic card from one staff and one resident per week
- Clinics – clinic cards are compiled in ITAR (in training assessment report)
- Expectation is to have one clinic card per clinic (typically 18)
- Neonates – ITAR (in training assessment report) completed
- No clinic cards expected
- ER - clinic cards are compiled in ITAR (in training assessment report)
- Expectation is to have one clinic card per shift
Mini Clinical evaluation:
- 2 mini CEX's will need to be completed. One during the first four weeks that will be formative and can be completed by staff or senior resident and the other during the last four weeks that will be summative and has to be completed by staff.
Health Advocacy Essay Assignment
- The essay assignment will be a personal experience with the CanMeds role of health advocate. This will need to be 2 pages, typed, single spaced, 12 point font. Please email your assignment to Ms. Elaine Hendry on Friday of the 5th week of your rotation.
- Clerks are required to complete at least 50 T-Clerk experiences during their eight weeks.
Students should realize that their attitude and professionalism will have an impact on assessment. Students who exercise unprofessional behavior in their interactions with patients, nursing staff, administrative staff and other personnel at the School of Medicine while on their pediatric clerkship rotation are performing below expectations.
- Completion of 8 interactive computer cases (CLIPP*) and MID TERM assignment. Students will have to complete a preset number of interactive computer based cases (Mandatory cases are: four of Case 10, 12, 13, 14, 27 and four of your choice)
- Midterm assignment, which will be emailed during week five
For more information about the Pediatrics Clerkship, visit One 45.