IU School of Medicine



The student will have the opportunity to participate with the faculty in the following clinics: Newborn Follow-Up Clinic, Developmental Pediatrics Clinic, Myelomeningocele Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic, International Adoption Clinic, Infant CP Clinic, Feeding Team Clinic, and Cerebral Palsy Clinic. Additionally, the student will participate in our consult service, assisting other services in the hospital in the care of children with feeding problems and other developmental challenges. This elective (93KI770) is principally an outpatient elective. If the student desires inpatient experience as an acting intern and desires experience in the evaluation and care of infants with congenital anomalies, developmental impairment or failure to thrive, the student should take the Developmental Pediatrics Ward Elective 93KI810.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Tricia Guffey (tguffey@iu.edu)

Director: Debbie Hamby, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

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

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Take an expanded medical history including neurodevelopmental history with infants and children of all ages and ability (PC1)
  • 2) Perform a pediatric physical exam including neurodevelopmental with infants and children of all ages (PC1)
  • 3) Document, using correct terminology, the history and findings of the pediatric encounter(ISC5)
  • 4) Identify resources to assist a family with a child with neurodevelopmental disabilities (SBP5)
  • 5) Formulate a problem list for the medically fragile child (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation. Students will be asked to participate in case in journal club and other neurodevelopmental conferences).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 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: Tricia Guffey (tguffey@iu.edu) This elective is recommended for students who plan a career in pediatrics, combined pediatrics/INTERNAL MEDICINE, family practice, pediatric neurology, rehabilitation or the care of chronically ill infants and children.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Students have the opportunity to work with social work and nurse practitioners in clinic.

Service Learning Included: None