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Pediatric Subinternship

LOCATION: WVU Children's Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Kathy Moffett-Bradford, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for an Inpatient Subinternship.


To provide an educational experience in the management of children with various illnesses and diseases requiring inpatient hospital evaluation and care.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

To serve as a subintern with responsibilities, under supervision, for the total care of the patient. This includes increasing experience in history taking, physical examination, formulation of a list of problems, and plans to solve these problems, and the execution of diagnostic measures and treatment measures. To gain experience working with the children and their families in a complete physician's sense, as well as to gain experience in working with peers and colleagues and allied health personnel. By becoming a part of the educational team concerned with the MSIII Clerks, further knowledge will be gained.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

The student will be evaluated separately by each attending and upper level pediatric resident having contact with the student for greater than or equal to 5 working days. All of the above responsibilities will impact the performance evaluation. The teaching attending may solicit input from the other faculty having contact with the subintern in the capacity of a patient care attending. These evaluations will be submitted to the clerkship coordinator who will compile all evaluations obtained about the student, and who will then assign a grade and compose a narrative summary of the student's performance. Only the composite evaluation by the coordinator will be submitted. This will serve as the official department evaluation of the student's performance.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Ms. Chris Rea two weeks prior to rotation start date. chrea@hsc.wvu.edu