PEDI661JM.01 (Reno)
Pediatric Endocrinology

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Short Name: PEDI661JM.01 Endocrinology
  • Course Number: PEDI661JM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Pediatrics
  • Department Contact: Krysti Hippert
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Kathy Eckert, M.D.
    • Kathleen O’Connor, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Pediatrics to verify elective availability.


  • To familiarize the student with normal and abnormal growth patterns, disorders of puberty, adrenal gland disorders, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism,Types I, II and MODY diabetes and general endocrine physiology.

Description of Rotation

The rotation consists of endocrine and diabetes clinics in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Students are expected to see patients independently and perform write-ups of new patients. Inpatient exposure to diabetic ketoacidosis and management issues associated with diabetes as well as other key endocrine problems such as panhypopituitarism, failure to thrive, etc. will be part of the rotation. Knowledge of the newborn screening program in Nevada and relevance to pediatric endocrinology will be emphasized. Extensive discussion and review of diabetes logbooks as a learning tool will be utilized.

Didactic sessions and discussions will occur throughout the rotation. The student is expected to prepare a presentation on a topic of interest and present to the faculty.

Assigned reading through textbooks and articles (provided) is expected. Prior to starting the rotation the student should have a good understanding of endocrine physiology.


  • Kaplan - Pediatric Endocrine and Endocrine Physiology (provided).
  • Extensive file of articles is available for use

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