PEDI661KM.01 (Reno)
Pediatric Forensic Medicine

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Pediatric Forensic Medicine
  • Short Name: PEDI661KM.01 Pedi Forensic Med
  • Course Number: PEDI661KM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Pediatrics
  • Department Contact: Ginger Fenwick
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 1 - 2 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Ellen G.I. Clark, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Pediatrics to verify elective availability.


  • The student should acquire basic knowledge of the functions of the forensic pathologist by becoming familiar with definitions and terms, diagnostic process, consultative practice and daily procedures utilized in forensic medicine.

Description of Rotation

In this course, the student will acquire an understanding of the role of forensic pathology in medicine, recognize characteristics and clinical findings in cases of physical child abuse, become familiar with the interface of medicine in the legal system in regards to child abuse investigation and prosecution. Student will attend forensic autopsies and/or clinical consultations, review case reports and literature on forensic medicine in child abuse diagnosis and attend pertinent court proceedings.


Provided by Dr. Clark

  • Child Abuse Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Robert M. Reece, Lee and Febiger (Pub.) Forensic Pathology, DiMaio and DiMaio, Elsevier (Pub.)

Evaluation Method

Standard pediatric clerkship evaluation form.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives