IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 02KI721 — PEDIATRICS


The purpose of this elective is to provide the senior student with an opportunity to work closely with a pediatrician in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care of infants and children in a busy pediatric office practice. The student will be an active participant in daily in-patient rounds, use of diagnostic skills, and therapeutic applications. The student will find the rotation unique in that there are sub-specialties in one group - Dr. Steven Cohen in Nephrology, and Dr. David Rusk in the Pediatric Diabetic Clinic.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: David Rusk, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Pediatric Associates (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform age-appropriate histories and physicals (PC1)
  • 2) Evaluate patients with common pediatric illnesses and accidents (PC2)
  • 3) Provide age-appropriate anticipatory guidance (PC4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observed by preceptor)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 32-36

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224. or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731.. Enrollment needs director's approval   

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None