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UTMB 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship
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.
- MD or DO
- Board certified in Pediatrics
- Preceptors must be licensed and working in the state of Texas
- Must be a Pediatric generalist working in an ambulatory setting
- No disparaging board orders on the Texas State Medical Board
- Preceptor must go through UTMB appointment benefits and process before accepting students
Community Teaching Physician Commitment per Student
Minimum: 4.5 days each week for 4 weeks (36 hours in clinic each week)
Maximum: 45 hours each week for 4 weeks (students need time to study for their shelf exam at the end of this rotation)
Preceptors may ask a student to round with them in the hospital after regular clinic hours. They may also ask the student to work during Saturday clinic hours. Both of these teaching opportunities are acceptable as long as that time does not exceed the 45 hour work week maximum for the student.
2017-2018 Academic Calendar
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Term 1 Schedules sent: 05/22/2017||Term 2 Schedules sent: 07/17/2017||Term 3 Schedules sent: 9/11/2017|
|Return Schedules: 6/19/2017||Return Schedules: 8/14/2017||Return Schedules: 10/09/2017|
|Period 01: 07/03/17 - 07/28/17||Period 03: 08/28/17 - 09/22/17||Period 05: 10/23/17 - 11/17/17|
|Period 02: 07/31/17 - 08/25/17||Period 04: 09/25/17 - 10/20/17||Period 06: 11/20/17 - 12/15/17|
|Term 4||Term 5||Term 6|
|Term 4 Schedules sent: 12/04/2017||Term 5 Schedules sent: 1/29/2018||Term 6 Schedules sent: 3/26/2018|
|Return Schedules: 1/1/2018||Return Schedules: 02/26/2018||Return Schedules: 04/23/2018|
|Period 07: 01/15/18 - 02/09/18||Period 09: 03/12/18 - 04/06/18||Period 11: 05/07/18 - 06/01/18|
|Period 08: 02/12/18 - 03/09/18||Period 10: 04/09/18 - 05/04/18||Period 12: 06/04/18 - 06/29/18|
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.
UTMB Pediatric Clerkship Website
UTMB Pediatric Clerkship Syllabus
Course Goals & Objectives (syllabus extract)
Pediatric Clerkship Case Logger
Syllabus Supplement for Austin-based Students
Student Evaluation Form (DOC)
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.
If you are interested in teaching medical students for the UTMB 3rd Year
Pediatric Clerkship, please contact Brian Sullivan.