1. To demonstrate a basic understanding of the practice of pediatrics in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
2. To demonstrate a basic comprehension of common childhood and adolescent diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.
3. To demonstrate a basic knowledge of the most frequent clinical, laboratory, radiologic and pathologic manifestations of common pediatric diseases.
4. To understand the normal process of growth and development in children and adolescents and to recognize substantial deviations there from.
5. To perform a reasonable and complete, age appropriate history and physical examination in children of all ages.
6. To perform and interpret a Denver Developmental Screening exam.
7. To have a basic understanding of the more common principles of pediatric health maintenance.
8. To demonstrate a basic knowledge about common risk factors that contribute to the development of pediatric disease and injury.
9. To utilize common disease and injury prevention practices, including patient and family education, in reducing the incidence of pediatric disease and injury.
10. To communicate effectively with pediatric and adolescent patients as well as with their parents or guardians.
11. To demonstrate a basic knowledge on the more common principles of cost effective pediatric health care management.
12. To demonstrate compassion and empathy in caring for pediatric patients.
13. To demonstrate respect for the privacy of pediatric patients and for their dignity as persons.
14. To demonstrate integrity and honesty in all personal and professional activities.