Education

Pediatrics Undergraduate Education

Pediatrics offers four rotations focusing on different aspects of pediatric care.

Pediatric inpatient sub-internship

This rotation for 4th-year medical students is designed to cultivate the skills necessary to manage admission and consults on the floor of a community hospital. Overnight call is highly encouraged. The student will experience an academic community hospital with a small pediatric floor and a variety of typical pediatric patients plus some pediatric trauma consults.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200, KarWatson@christianacare.org
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 4 weeks
Students 2

Pediatric and newborn inpatient elective

This elective is designed for the needs of 3rd-year medical students and may count toward your core curricula if it fits the description of what your core curriculum requires. Overnight call is highly encouraged but not required. The rotation is usually divided into a two-week inpatient experience, a one-week nursery experience and a one-week delivery-room experience, but can be modified based on student volume and the student’s particular interests or needs.

The pediatric and newborn inpatient elective is open to medical students in their 3rd or 4th year, physician assistant students in their final year and nurse practitioner students doing their clinical training.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200, KarWatson@christianacare.org
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 2-6 weeks
Students 2

Neonatal intensive care sub-internship

This sub-internship is designed to expose students to the neonatal intensive care unit and teach the skills necessary to diagnose, manage and resuscitate newborns who are premature or critically ill. Students will experience an academic community hospital with a large neonatology service and a diverse group of patients. The rotation includes no overnight call unless approved by the director in advance.
This rotation is for 4th-year medical students only, unless prior approval is given by the NICU rotation director.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Marcie Snapp: 302-733-2168, msnapp@christianacare.org
Location Christiana Hospital NICU
Duration 2-6 weeks
Students 2

Pediatric outpatient sub-internship

This rotation is designed to expose students to a diverse range of pediatric outpatient sick visits. Students will cultivate an ability to identify a child who needs increased support or care and students will learn to be comfortable with diagnosis and management of common pediatric complaints. Sub-interns will experience a resident-run clinic that operates from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Students will be expected to write detailed notes in the computer and will be supervised by either a resident and an attending or just an attending.
This rotation is for 4th year medical students only unless prior approval is given.

Director Shirley Klein, M.D.
Location Wilmington Hospital
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200, KarWatson@christianacare.org
Duration 2-4 weeks
Students 1