IU School of Medicine



This fourth year elective course will meet in February only. Classes will be held Monday through Friday. The course will have the following general format: 8:00 - 9:00 am: Pediatric Grand Rounds or Morning Report 9:15 - 11:45 am: Morning Teaching Sessions Noon- 1:00 pm: Noon Pediatric Conference 1:15 - 4:00 pm: Afternoon Educational Sessions Morning teaching sessions will include a variety of lectures and case discussions on selected pediatric topics. Topics and cases will be distributed at the beginning of the course. Afternoon sessions will include some lectures and cases, but will also include interactive sessions with parents, patients, simulated patient cases, as well as computer assisted educational program and library time. All students will complete (for certification) the American Academy of Pediatrics approved courses in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Dr. Tara Harris (tdubay@iu.edu)

Director: Tara L. Harris, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize and expand their clinical skills and knowledge base of selected pediatric problems (PC2)
  • 2) Develop advanced levels of competence in communication skills and basic clinical skills (ISC1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Daily attendance will be tracked. Students must document successful completion of PALS and NRP).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35

Time Distribution: 80% Lecture/Seminar; 20% Library

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Dr. Tara Harris (tdubay@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None