IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 45KX703 — PEDIATRICS


In a "one-to-one" relationship with board-certified pediatricians, students will have experiences in the private office, Children and Youth Clinic, as well as some specialty clinics such as Crippled Children's Clinic, Pediatric Cardiology, and as scheduled Pediatric Endocrinology. Additionally teaching on the inpatient service is included via daily rounds in the newborn nursery and pediatric unit with the staff pediatricians. In the office and the Children and Youth Clinic, the focus is toward well-child care, immunizations, and preventative pediatric care. Diagnosis and management of the more commonly encountered pediatric illness is emphasized. The student will see at least three patients during each half-day clinic. Goals: 1. Gain exposure to patients with common pediatric illnesses and accidents. 2. Gain experience in pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Douglas Barthelemy, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Methodist Hospitals (Gary & Merrillville)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) State the guidelines of pediatric immunizations (MK6)
  • 2) Apply and expand knowledge of normal growth and development (MK1)
  • 3) Perform age-appropriate history and physical exam (PC1)
  • 4) Provide age-appropriate anticipatory guidance (PC4)
  • 5) Order age-appropriate immunizations (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessment will include direct observation by preceptor/course director as well as discussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

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

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None