IU School of Medicine



The elective will provide students first-hand experience with general pediatrics in a community outpatient clinic. Learners will see patients from birth to adolescence in the outpatient setting gathering appropriate patient history, completing the physical examination and developing patient care plans. Cases will be staffed with pediatric teaching faculty. The experience will also include: a) daily inpatient morning reports, b)daily noon conferences and c) outpatient lectures.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Meaghan Keller, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincetn

Other Faculty: Dr. S. Jain, Dr. L. Brown-Jones, Dr. F. Farahan, Dr. S. Stewart, Dr. D. Rifai, Dr. D. Zancanaro

Learning Objectives

  • 1)Evaluate patients with common pediatric illnesses and accidents (PC2)
  • 2) Apply guidelines to pediatric patients regarding appropriate immunizations (MK6)
  • 3) Summarize age-appropriate anticipatory guidance (PC6)
  • 4) Evaluate the role of normal growth and development parameters in the evaluation of pediatric patients (MK1)
  • 5) Develop care plans for pediatric patients (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status (Can do as 3rd year elective in second half of the year if interested in pediatrics (case-by-case basis)

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50 hours / week

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? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None