Medical Student Rotations at Seattle Children's

UWSOM PEDS Explore and Focus Rotation Orientation Information

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Pediatric Medical Student Program

  • Jordan Symons, MD, Director, Pediatric Medical Student Program
  • Rebekah Burns, MD, Associate Program Director and Seattle Clerkship Outpatient Site Director
  • Esther Chung, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director for Explore & Focus Advanced Patient Care Clerkships and Sub-Internships
  • Abena Knight, MD, Associate Program Director and Seattle Clerkship Inpatient Site Director
  • Emily Myers, MD, Associate Program Director for Explore and Focus Electives
  • Sara Fear is the Medical Student Program Coordinator
  • We are located in OC.7.830
  • Please feel free to contact us for anything!

Final Grades

  • Final grades are determined by each division and are completed and submitted using the EValue system (for UWSOM students).
  • The Medical Student Program works very hard to process all grades within one month of your rotation.

Survival Guide Downloadable PDF

A PDF of the Seattle Children’s Graduate Medical Education Survival Guide here: You can download the PDF to your smart phone or other device, though it can be viewed at the above link without downloading. The file is embedded with bookmarks to each section and clickable links to each topic in the table of contents. It works well in phone apps such as Adobe Reader and iBooks, (instructions for the latter if needed.)

If you do not have a pager that works in the Hospital and you need a pager, you may be able to borrow one from the Medical Student Office.

Computer Problems

  • You can avoid password problems by logging yourself off of computers when you are finished and always doing a fresh login when you sit down at a computer for the first time.  Your login and password are set up with your specific permissions and you should never use someone else’s login information.
  • For help with Network or CIS problems, please contact the Children’s Help Desk at 987-1111


  • The Department of Pediatrics follows the UWSOM Attendance Policy, found in the student handbook.
  • If you are ill or otherwise unable to come in for your rotation, it is your responsibility to contact your inpatient team or clinic preceptor. In addition, YOU MUST contact the Medical Student Office at 206-987-2008 or


  • The Seattle Children’s Resident Lounge is off-limits to medical students for activities other than teaching sessions.
  • Do NOT take food at Noon Conference unless you are staying for the conference. Please take food ONLY for yourself.

Goals, Objectives and Expectations:

Chief Resident Teaching Sessions

During the course of your rotation, please don’t hesitate to contact the Chief Residents with any questions or concerns: 987-2009

Regular Teaching Conferences. You will receive a weekly conference schedule with specific topics and locations.

  • M/W/F 8:00A Morning Report
  • M/Tu/W/F 12:30P Lunchtime Conference
  • Th 8A Grand Rounds
  • Alternate Tu 8A Mock Codes OR induction
  • Th 2:00P Teaching Conference with Chief Residents (If you don’t hear from the Chiefs about this session, give them a call at the number above;  they want you to be there!)

UWSOM PEDS Explore and Focus Rotations

PEDS 613 Gastroenterology
PEDS 625 Emergency Medicine
PEDS 669 and PEDS 687 Neonatal Clerkship
PEDS 670 Infectious Diseases
PEDS 671 and PEDS 696 Endocrinology
PEDS 675 Complementary Alternative Medicine
PEDS 677 Pediatric Intensive Care
PEDS 681 Medical Genetics


PEDS 683 Nephrology
PEDS 684 Pulmonary Medicine
PEDS 685 and PEDS 695 Hematology and Oncology
PEDS 686 Cardiology
PEDS 688 Pediatric Rheumatology
PEDS 691 Advanced Pediatric Clerkship
PEDS 694 Adolescent Medicine
PEDS 698 Pediatric Boot Camp


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