Pediatrics PEDS 651M: LV

Las Vegas - 6 weeks

Clerkship Director: Mario Gaspar de Alba, M.D.

Clerkship Department Assistant: Virginia Slywka

Number of Weeks:

  • Inpatient Setting 3
  • Outpatient Setting 3


  • UMC Inpatient Wards (2 weeks) - taking care of acutely ill children
  • UMC Nursery (1 week) - seeing well newborns
  • Lied Outpatient Clinic (2 weeks) - seeing well checks and sick visits
  • KHC subspecialty clinics (1 week) - Allergy/Immunology, Developmental Pediatrics, Genetics, Pulmonology, Infectious Disease and Gastroenterology

Call Requirements: 3 calls on wards - Friday to 10 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m. - 6 a.m., Sunday 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Assessment methods: Your performance in the Pediatrics clerkship will be determined using your attending evaluations, patient logs, subject exam, and a professionalism score.

Grading System: Final grades will be honors, high pass or pass.

Special advice from the Clerkship Director: Time off requests need to be submitted 2weeksprior to starting clerkship, unless illness or emergency.

Required Text: Nelson's Essentials. Provided by department.

Email to request a copy of the current syllabus.