Policies & Procedures
Students are expected to be present for assigned clinical duties.
Students in Charlottesville are expected to attend the lectures, which are held in the Pediatric Conference Room #3906, located on the 3rd floor of the Old Medical School building, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 (NOON) until 1 PM. Email reminders with changes or cancellations will be sent out weekly. On days when there are no scheduled lectures, students are invited to attend the noon lectures given for the pediatric house staff. Attendance at Pediatric Grand Rounds is also expected; Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Thursday in the McKim Auditorium 8AM-9AM (not during July and August).
All students are required to attend the Pediatric Clinical Skills Workshops. Each workshop will teach discreet skills that are important for your pediatric clinical knowledge. This is a hands-on opportunity offered to you during your rotation.
Illnesses and Abscences
Students who are ill during the clerkship should notify the resident or attending with whom they are working on that day or rotation. Absences for other reasons must be cleared with the Pediatric Education Office. Prolonged absences (more than 3 days) may need to be approved by the Student Affairs Office. Students who are away from the clerkship for an excessive period of time may need to make up the time missed before they can receive a final clerkship grade
Dress & Decorum
Students are expected to dress neatly at all times. T-shirts and jeans are not acceptable. Men should always wear socks and ties. Patients and their families deserve the courtesy and respect of having their physician neat and clean.
Students should always present themselves as medical students, not doctors. Keep in mind that you are representing not only yourselves, but the University, the School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, and your chosen profession.
Please remember that patients and families have serious concerns about their illnesses. Joking and laughing on rounds may be misinterpreted as being directed toward them personally. Adults should never be addressed by their first names. There are usually many visitors, family members, etc. on the pediatric inpatient units. Discussions of patients and their problems should be conducted in a confidential manner. Try to think of how you would want yourself or a relative to be treated, were you in a similar situation.
“Professional behaviors”, including attendance, participation, responsibility, professional interactions with colleagues and supervisors, and attitudes will be considered when determining grades on the clinical rotations.
Problems & Feedback
Please feel free to contact Dr. Wilson when dilemmas transpire or if there is a suggestion to be made relating to the teaching program.
Dr. Wilson's office is located on the 1st floor of the Old Medical School, room #1766. Contact him at 924-2665 (4-2665) or email@example.com if there are any questions.
If a student does not feel that a given evaluation or the final grade accurately reflects their performance on the clerkship, the student should first talk with the course director about these concerns. The student will be asked to write a letter to the course director, after which the specific questions or problem areas will be reviewed. This may include asking attendings or residents to re-evaluate a student, or soliciting additional evaluations from other faculty or housestaff. Further appeals may be made to the Pediatric Education Council or the Dean of Student Affairs.