Children's Mercy Hospital is the
host site for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Medicine Pediatric Clerkship. Clerkship students also rotate
through the NICU at Truman Medical Center. Course instructors are Clerkship Director Mohamed Radhi, MD; and Associate Directors Maria Dycoco, MD, and Bobby Riss, MD.
Clerkship Program Highlights
- Competencies of our program align with the six competencies of
the school of medicine.
- Teaching methods include: orientation, patient presentations on
rounds, progress notes, role modeling, observation, student
presentations, CLIPP cases, conferences, chief resident report,
teaching sessions, formal observation of H&Ps and workshops.
- Assessment methods include: written assessment, daily feedback
forms, formative assessment by residents and faculty after direct
observation, NBME exam, CLEX journal and review of medical student
written patient documentation.
The Pediatric Core Rotation is
divided into the following three blocks:
Inpatient Pediatrics at
Children's Mercy Hospital
The Inpatient block consists of two
parts: a three-week daytime inpatient team experience and one- week
evening/overnight Owl team experience.
Duration: 4 weeks
Newborn Nursery at Truman
The Nursery block is organized by
Nursery Director Beth Simpson, MD, and Associate Director Lori
Duration: 2 weeks
- 7 a.m. arrival, examine and gather patient history
- Team rounds with the attending and residents
- Teaching sessions with the attending residents
- Afternoons spent working up new admissions, planning discharges, attending
deliveries and observing circumcisions
- Finish work at roughly 4 p.m.
- During the Nursery block, students take two twelve-hour shifts
in the NICU from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Students will have an average of one NICU shift per week.
students are expected to attend deliveries during their shift.
Pediatrics at the Pediatric Care Center (PCC) at CMH (2
The Outpatient block of the
clerkship takes place in the Children's Mercy Hospital Pediatric
Care Clinic (PCC) at 31st and Broadway. It is
organized by Clerkship Associate Director Maria Dycoco, MD.
Types of Teaching Clinics
- Teaching FPC – Students can work directly with
an attending in their faculty practice clinic.
- PCC Ill Child Clinics – Students can interact directly with pediatric patients.
- Well Child Workshop – three-hour preventive medicine workshop
- Docent Continuing Care Clinic – one day a week throughout pediatric