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Welcome to WWAMI Pediatrics

On this website, you will find information about what to expect before your time at your WWAMI site, pre-rotation instructions and requirements, first day instructions and general information. We hope you find it useful!

Pediatric Clerkship Information – WWAMI Region

Welcome to Your WWAMI Region Pediatric Clerkship!

We hope to make this page helpful to you in preparing for your upcoming clerkship. Below are items that you will need to act upon immediately and items that are here to help you to prepare for your first day on your rotation. 



READ to the bottom of the page, BEFORE clicking on any links.

Credentialing Information

As you are beginning your medical career, you will find that you need credentailing for each place you will be working. Each training site has it's own pre-rotation requirements and deadlines. To help you complete these requirements in a timely manner and begin your rotation on time, you will need to read each instruction carefully, noting the due date, routing and timing of your paperwork and along with any submission requirements.  If you do not meet these deadlines, you may need to drop the rotation.

Read, respond and follow-up if needed to ensure you have an easy transition to start your rotations.

Letter of Good Standing – If your site requires a Letter of Good Standing, You can get it from your E-Value account and give it to your site!

BIOGRAPHY – Each student is required to complete a student biography page that will be used and may be displayedat your teaching site.  Your E-Value photo will be linked to your final document, so please ensure your photo is in the E-Value system.  

TRAINING SITE REQUIREMENTS – Click here to find your clinical rotation site for credentialing and other information.

Drug Screen Requirement – Do you need it?


To learn if your rotation requires Drug testing, check the current UWSOM listing of sites that require drug testing at https://www.uwmedicine.org/education/Documents/md-program/Drug%20Test%20Sites%20July%202018.pdf

If your site requires drug testing, it is your responsibility to know how to get the standard 6 panel drug test through the SOM process.  See how to order a drug test through the SOM at https://www.uwmedicine.org/education/Pages/Drug-Testing-for-Select-Clerkship-Rotations.aspx  

After your done with any Credentialing Requirements

Prior to your orientation Day at your site

Please preview the Pediatric Clerkship Clinical Phase web page before arriving at your clerkship site. Suggested items to review are below.

Note: link some of these shortcuts on your smart phone for easy access and reference later during your clerkship.

  1. Pediatric Clerkship Orientation video – You will likely watch this on your first day at orientation.  If you want a preview, you may watch it now.
  2. Online PDF Clerkship Manual – Review the manual PRIOR to orientation. This will leave you better prepared for your first day and you will get more out of the orientation. Come prepared with questions—we expect them!
  3. Aquifer Pediatrics Cases (Computer-Based Curriculum) – You will receive instructions about these cases during your on-site orientation. Prior to starting your clerkship you need to obtain a login and password, to obtain your password/login click the link above and follow the instructions that follow; Click on the "Need to Register?" button. Enter your Institutional (UW) email and click enter. NOTE: You have to use your UW email account to sign up (the program won't recognize domains like gmail or hotmail). Login instructions will then be sent to your UW email address. Once you get the login and password, you will be able to modify the password to something you can remember. 
  4. Pediatric Therapeutics Exercises – To facilitate learning, we have developed a series of assignments and corresponding didactic sessions. To help you prepare for didactics, we created the following website. You will need your UW login to access the site.  
  5. Pediatric Tracker – Includes required forms, assignment completion tracker and upload document area.
  6. Survival Guide (downloadable PDF)You can download a PDF version of the Seattle Children’s Graduate Medical Education Survival Guide 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.)
  7. Topic of the Week (TOW) – This is a link to the University of Washington Pediatric Residency website – Topic of the Week .  It is a weekly teaching topic for continutity clinics and student have found this to be helpful for reference and learning.

Pediatric Clerkship Exam

Pediatric clerkship exams are held on the last Thursday of a required clerkship.  The exam will be administered and proctored at the clerkship site. Students, you are to be at the time and place designated by each site for your exam.  You may be instructed to go to a track or regional office, depending on where your site is and what thier protocol is.  If you have any questions about where and when you exam takes place, please contact your site director or student coordinator for your site. 


The Department of Pediatrics and the School of Medicine Clerkship Policies:

UWSOM WEB blog for Medical student Academic Policy Manual and M.D. Program Handbook and a link to specific policies below and more can be found at:  http://blogs.uw.edu/medevalu/clerkship-policies/

  • Clerkship Communication Policy and Guidelines
  • Work hours and Attendance Policy
  • Clerkship Grading Policy
  • Required Clerkship Exam Schedule Guidelines
  • Duty Hours Policy
  • EHR Policy
  • Exam Environment Policy
  • Professional Behavior & Conduct

Please review all policies so you understand your roles and responsibilities.

HIPAA Reminder

Medical students are not allowed to take any medical records or anything with patient information out of the hospital.  This includes but is not limited to patient medical records, H&Ps with identifying information, patient sign-outs, or records from other hospitals.  If you have been given access to the EMR, remember that you are legally only allowed to access the patient information for patients in your direct care.  If you have any doubts or questions, please contact your site adminstrator, site director, attending or call the WWAMI Pediatric Program office at 206-987-2063.

Additional Reading Materials

Recommendations for additional reading are listed below but are not mandatory for the pediatric clerkship:

"Blueprints in Pediatrics" USMLE by Marino/Snead/McMillan 5th or 6th edition.
Pediatric Clerkship Guide by J. Woodhead/Mosby
Saint-Frances Guide to Pediatrics by Migita/Christakis
Essentials of Pediatrics by Behrman & Kliegman
Oski's Essential Pediatrics by Johnson & Oski
Pediatrics by Brown & Miller

Thank you and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the Pediatric Medical Student Office, Pediatric WWAMI Coordinator at 206-987-2063 or by e-mail at medical.students@seattlechildrens.org.


Learning Environment Feedback Tool

Reporting Mistreatment or a Serious Concern:

Students who wish to report mistreatment or a serious concern that doesn’t require immediate response are encouraged to use the Learning Environment Feedback Tool by clicking on the button below. In the tool, you will be able to provide a description of your concern and indicate your follow-up preference and how you would like your feedback shared. You will have the option of reporting completely anonymously and indicating how you want your identity and the identity of anyone else involved in the situation to be shared.


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