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Patient Care Phase Courses in Pediatrics

Welcome to your Patient Care Phase Clerkship!

This page is for you! It contains links to your site, credentialing and how to prepare to start your pediatric rotation. These links, directions and deadlines that are very important to your success. Read each step carefully and follow each direction in detail. There are also references that will help you during your rotation. Ask questions if you have doubts, we want this to be a fun, learning opportunity.

Read ALL SECTIONS on this page, BEFORE clicking any links.

Preparing for the Clerkship: Requirements and Links

Required Prior to Your Orientation Day – Complete the following steps

REQUIRED before starting the clerkship: 

Pediatric Clerkship Clinical Phase web page – Link this page, source for clerkship requirements.

Pediatric Clerkship Orientation videoWatch and bring questions to your orientation.

Online PDF Clerkship ManualReview the manual PRIOR to orientation. Come prepared with questions to the orientation—we expect them!

Aquifer Pediatrics Cases (Computer-Based Curriculum) – Get your login and password. Click the above link and follow these directions: 
1.) Click on “Need to Register?” button.
2.) Enter your UW email (required) and click enter.
Login instructions will then be sent to your UW email address.

Pediatric Assignment Tracker – UW Net Id is required.
Read and mark 1st requirement completed, prior to first day.

Clinical Encounters – Pediatrics has 8 required domains to complete. Only one of each required encounter must be logged during your clerkship rotation.



Survival Guide – (downloadable PDF) a valuable resource guide for referencing. The Seattle Children’s Graduate Medical Education Survival Guide resource can be downloaded 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.)

Topic of the Week (TOW) – A link to the University of Washington Pediatric Residency website – a weekly teaching topic for continuity clinics. Student have found this to be helpful for reference and learning.

Advance work: Required Credentialing and Site Information

IMPORTANT:  It is your responsibility to complete credentialing at your training sites. Failure to do so, could result in requiring you to drop the rotation!

Read carefully, respond timely and follow-up on deadlines. Ask questions if you are unsure!


Complete the questionnaire for use at your training site.  Note: E-Value photo will be used for final document.

Required Drug Testing (check here)
If your site requires drug testing, it is your responsibility to get the drug test through the SOM process.

Letter of Good Standing
If your site instructions requires a Letter of Good Standing, it will be placed in your E-Value portfolio. It is your responsibility to forward this per the instructions on your sites credentialing requirements.

Find your site, read all instructions and follow directions.

Pediatric Clerkship Exam

The Pediatric Exam is held on the last Thursday of the clerkship.

  • The exam time is set by each site for the exam.
  • The exam is administered and proctored at the clerkship site. You may be instructed to go to a track or regional office, based on your sites exam protocol.

If you have any questions about where and when you exam takes place, contact your site director or student coordinator for your site.

Recommended Reading

Recommendations for additional reading resources 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, contact the Pediatric Medical Student Office, Pediatric WWAMI Coordinator at 206-987-2063 or e-mail at medical.students@seattlechildrens.org.

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