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PEDS 643 – Pediatric Clerkship Spokane, WA – Kaiser Permanente

About Spokane:

As the second largest city in Washington State, Spokane is a hotbed of technological and higher education growth and development. A hip, urban culture has embraced Spokane creating an eclectic and unique entertainment scene. From the Best of Broadway and the Spokane Symphony, to a burgeoning wine industry and scintillating sports, virtually any night of the week you can find Spokane alive with great things to do.

Countless outdoor opportunities are right outside your door in Spokane. Raft raging whitewater, trek through a myriad of state and local parks, bike the Centennial Trail or golf more than seven beautiful courses all within a few minutes’ drive from downtown. A thriving business community, eclectic entertainment and outrageous outdoors, it is no wonder people are so excited to say that Spokane is Near nature. Near perfect.

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Spokane Pediatrics WWAMI Clerkship!

We have designed a clinical experience to help augment knowledge, sharpen skills and foster professional growth in the medical field. Your rotation will focus on normal and abnormal growth and development along with recognition, diagnosis and treatment of common disorders of infants, children and adolescents. In the next 6 weeks, you will spend time with our pediatricians who work as inpatient hospitalists and outpatient primary care physicians for our group. To give a more wholesome pediatric experience, you will also rotate with some of out community subspecialists allowing field exposure to ancillary service partners, developmental assessments with required therapies and care coordination with pediatric specialists.

6wks inpatient and outpatient mix
Instructors: Pediatricians and Subspecialists
Students per rotation:  1 student

Kaiser Compliance information can be found on the Regional Canvas site using your UW Net ID.

You will be contacted by the Spokane Regional Office about required forms to complete and return 6-8 weeks before your rotation. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact Kelly Juarez at kellyj13@uw.edu.

Site Directors:
Tanisha Morton, MD  
Email: Tanisha.K.Morton@kp.org  

Cicely White, MD  
Email: whitec8@uw.edu

Spencer Piper,   Kaiser Permanente
Email: Spencer.d.piper@kp.org
Office: (509) 241-2834  

Information on the Spokane housing is found on the Spokane Clinical Experiences Canvas page found here: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1143833/assignments/3613491 
To submit your request for housing, fill out the form found on Canvas.

Contact the Spokane Regional Office with any questions at uwsomspk@uw.edu

In general, public transportation in Spokane is inadequate, so having a car is required.


Clinic Schedule:
A brief orientation on the 1st day of the rotation. Daily clerkship schedule and site locations will be distributed on that day.

Call Schedule:
In order to maximize your pediatric clerkship exposure, you will be expected to be on call with an attending preceptor. You will also have a minimum of 2-3 call weekends. Clinical hours will be shifted to ensure compliance with LCME weekly work hour restrictions.

Pediatric Grand Rounds:
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds attendance is required. Please see you pediatric schedule for location and time.

Required Materials:

White Coat
Otoscope/Ophthalmoscope typically available in both outpatient and inpatient settings; however, it might be helpful to bring your own.

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