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UTMB 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship (outpatient portion)

Every third year medical student at UTMB is required to take the Pediatric Clerkship. UTMB places approximately 230 UTMB third year medical students with preceptors across the state each year for this course. The entire 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship is eight weeks. The inpatient portion is four weeks, the nursery portion is one week, and the outpatient portion (with a volunteer community teaching physician) is three weeks.

Preceptor Qualifications

  • MD or DO

  • Board certified in Pediatrics (generalists only...no specialists)

  • Current license to practice in Texas

  • No disparaging marks on the Texas State Medical Board

Community Teaching Physician commitment per student
4.5 days each week for 3 weeks

2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Term 1 schedules sent:  05/19/2014

Term 2 schedules sent:  07/14/2014

Term 3 schedules sent:  09/08/2014

Return schedules:  06/16/2014 Return schedules:  08/11/2014 Return schedules:  10/06/2014
Period 01:  06/30/14 - 07/25/14 Period 03:  08/25/14 - 09/19/14 Period 05:  10/20/14 - 11/14/14
Period 02:  07/28/14 - 08/22/14 Period 04:  09/22/14 - 10/17/14 Period 06:  11/17/14 - 12/12/14
Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Term 4 schedules sent:  12/01/2014

Term 5 schedules sent:  01/26/2015

Term 6 schedules sent:  03/23/2015

Return schedules:  12/29/2014 Return schedules:  02/23/2015 Return schedules:  04/20/2015
Period 07:  01/12/15 - 02/06/15 Period 09:  03/09/15 - 04/03/15 Period 11:  05/04/15 - 05/29/15
Period 08:  02/09/15 - 03/06/15 Period 10:  04/06/15 - 05/01/15 Period 12:  06/01/15 - 06/26/15

Each Period listed above is 4 weeks long, but the student will only be at the preceptor's location for three of those four weeks. The student will spend one of those four weeks completing their nursery requirement.

Course Links
UTMB Pediatric Clerkship website
UTMB Pediatric Clerkship syllabus
Course goals & objectives (syllabus extract)
Syllabus supplement for Austin-based students

Student Evaluation Form
Completed student evaluations should be returned to UTMB Pediatric Clerkship Coordinator, Tiffany Swain. Evaluations may be submitted via fax to (
409) 747-0721 or via e-mail.

Course Contacts

Clerkship Director (Galveston) Gayani Silva, MD
Clerkship Director (Austin) Valli Annamalai, MD
Clerkship Coordinator (Galveston) Tiffany Swain
Clerkship Coordinator (Austin) Candice Russell
Outpatient Coordinator (Galveston) Brian Sullivan


If you are interested in teaching medical students for the UTMB 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship, please contact Brian Sullivan.

 

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