IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 71KX703 — INPATIENT PEDIATRICS


Training in inpatient pediatrics will consist of hands-on clinical instruction and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of infancy and childhood. The student, with assistance of residents and hospitalist attendings, will be expected to follow patients throughout their hospitalization, performing detailed H&Ps, formulating treatment plans, monitoring and documenting daily progress, and coordinating discharges. Where appropriate, students will perform common pediatric procedures, such as lumbar punctures. Student will also complete a short, informal presentation during morning rounds on a subject of their choice relevant to a patient they have helped manage during the elective. Average Duty Hours: Monday through Friday, 7a - 4p 1 afternoon/evening call shift per week (until 10pm). Saturday morning rounds until noon, Sunday off.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Lindsay Kramer, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Memorial Children's Hospital (South Bend)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Diagnose and treat common inpatient pediatric illnesses (PC2)
  • 2) Employ appropriate communication skills required for safe handoff of pediatric patients in inpatient care (PC6)
  • 3) Provide pediatric inpatient care, i)e) calculating medication dosages, necessary intake requirements for weight gain, etc (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation by course director or course faculty).

Enrollment Information

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

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None