Pediatric Clerkship Objectives:

The core objectives of the pediatric clerkship are for the student to:

1. Learn the importance of growth and development and its clinical application from birth through adolescence
    (physical, physiologic and psychosocial).

2. Understand the influence of family, community, and society on the child during health and disease.

3. Develop strategies for disease and injury prevention and health promotion.

4. Develop clinical problem solving skills for pediatric care.

5. Develop the communication skills needed to care for children, adolescents and their families.

6. Demonstrate competency in examining children and adolescents.

7. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and initial management of common acute and chronic illnesses.

8. Develop attitudes appropriate for clinical practice.

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