The Pediatrics Clerkship is administered at four clinical sites: UNC Hospitals (Chapel Hill, NC), WakeMed Hospitals (Raleigh, NC), Moses Cone Hospital (Greensboro, NC) and Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC). At each site, the clerkship consists of three weeks of inpatient pediatrics, up to one week in the newborn nursery and at least two weeks in ambulatory settings. A variety of pediatric problems will be encountered in these settings. In addition, there will be opportunities to explore those aspects of preventive medicine and psycho-social-environmental factors that relate directly to infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
The final assessment for the Pediatric Clerkship consists of a Pediatric Departmental Examination and the NBME Pediatric Examination (Shelf exam). The Pediatric Departmental Examination is administered the last Thursday of the clerkship and the NBME Pediatric Examination is administered the last Friday of the clerkship.