ICM Pediatric Clinical Experience
Each student will spend one session during the year seeing pediatric patients with a member of the faculty and/or
housestaff of the Department of Pediatrics.
The objectives of this exercise are:
- To see an experienced pediatrician examine infants, children, or adolescents
- To recognize the differences in history taking and physical examination between an adult patient and a pediatric patient
- To gain an appreciation for the approach to examining a pediatric patient
The pediatric clinical experience will take place at Arkansas Childrenís Hospital. You may trade scheduled days as long as you provide the ICM office with the trade signed by both students in advance.
At Arkansas Childrenís Hospital, you will need to park in the North or South Shuttle Lots on Marshall Street between 11th and 13th Streets (map attached). Attach the parking permit to your rearview mirror (we will pass out ACH parking permits later). If you park in any other lot or if you donít have the parking permit, you are liable to be towed!! Come to the emergency department in the main hospital building (well marked with signs on the front of the hospital). In the emergency department, ask the staff in the front entrance of the ER for directions to the emergency department conference room (at the east end of the main hallway) where you will meet with Dr. Grahamís secretary, Jo Hintergardt. She will make assignments about which clinic you will attend.
Please wear professional attire and be on time. This is a required clinical experience. See the course attendance policy for information about excused absences if you must miss. There is no written assignment for the pediatric experience; you get your 10 points by your attendance.
ICM UAMS ED Experience
Each student will spend one evening in the UAMS ED during the year. The objectives for this experience are: 1) to
observe physician-patient communication in a real clinical setting, 2) to observe how the portions of the history and physical examination are used to arrive at a diagnostic impression, and 3) to
You should arrive at the UAMS Emergency Department by 7 pm and plan to stay until 10 pm. You should wear professional attire and your ID badge. Take your stethoscope with you. When you arrive, ask to speak to the attending physician. They will assign you to a resident or intern to shadow.
When you have completed the ED experience, complete the written assignment and return it to the ICM office by Monday of the week following your time in the ER.