IU School of Medicine



The elective will provide students first-hand experience with general pediatrics in an inpatient environment. Learners will see patients in the inpatient setting gathering appropriate patient history, completing the physical examination and developing patient care plans. Cases will be staffed with pediatric teaching faculty and/or pediatric or family medicine residents. The experience will also include daily inpatient morning reports and noon conferences.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: Donald Miller, D.O.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St.Vincent

Other Faculty: Dr. Cheryl Klein, Dr. D. Zipes, Dr. Lauren Brankle, Dr. C. Demetris, Dr. Kahn Sorrano, Dr. Daniel Miller, Dr. L. Shea, Dr. K. Vonderau, Dr. Dodson

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate patients with common pediatric illnesses and accidents requiring hospitalization (PC2)
  • 2) Evaluate the role of normal growth and development parameters in the evaluation of pediatric patients (MK1)
  • 3) Develop care plans for inpatient pediatric patients (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Perfromance; Objective exam).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 75% Clinical; 15% Lecture; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: To check availability, contact Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org). We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None