These Goals & Objectives are based on the current COMSEP Curriculum Outline
By the completion of the Pediatric Clerkship our overarching goals include that students will:
- Summarize basic knowledge of growth and development (physical, physiologic, and
psychosocial) and of its clinical application from birth through adolescence
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and initial management of
common acute and chronic pediatric illnesses.
- Recognize pediatric specific presenting symptoms and problems as listed in the patient encounter
- Analyze the approach of pediatricians to the health care of children and adolescents.
- Evaluate the influence of family, community, and society on the child in health and disease.
- Develop communication skills that will facilitate clinical interactions with children, adolescents and
their families and thus ensure that complete, accurate data are obtained.
- Demonstrate competency in the physical examination of infants, children, and adolescents.
Apply pediatric specific history and physical examination skills under direct observation
- Demonstrate clinical problem-solving skills necessary for appropriate evaluate of common
pediatric presenting symptoms
- Recommend strategies for health promotion as well as disease and injury prevention.
- Develop the attitudes and professional behaviors necessary for successful clinical practice