Pediatric Medical Student Opportunities
Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC)
The University of Utah School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics participate in an exciting, innovative pilot project in medical education, Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC). The continuum is the educational journey through medical school, residency, and into a professional career. We are one of four medical Schools (Universities of California-San Francisco, Minnesota, Colorado, and Utah) that are collaborating with several national organizations, including the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), to test the feasibility of advancing medical students and residents based on competency. EPAC's vision is to create a new model of education that seamlessly spans these educational experiences and uses competency-based methods, rather than time, to measure student progress.
Each year 1-3 EPAC participants are selected during their second year at the University of Utah School of Medicine. As these students advance through their undergraduate and graduate medical education, using a competency-based rather than time-based process.
Underrepresented in Medicine in Pediatrics
The University of Utah Pediatric Residency Program is offering an away elective to fourth-year medical students applying to Pediatrics. Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to providing healthcare to marginalized communities, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latine, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, West Asian/North African, LGBTQI+, refugee, or low-income populations.
Pediatric Neurology Medical Student Opportunities
NEURO 7970 - Child Neurology Sub-Internship for URIM Visiting Students
A funded 4-week rotation that prepares fourth-year medical students for a wide breadth of pediatric neurology care with dedicated exposure to inpatient/intensive care neurology, neonatal neurology, pediatric neuromuscular, and pediatric epilepsy. Clinical responsibilities will build on those acquired during the third-year neurology clerkship, focusing on increasing levels of independence and responsibility. The student will develop his/her communication skills through daily interactions with patients, families, and health care team members. The sub-internship will foster lifelong learning skills through self-directed study and feedback. All students are open to apply.
Pediatric Neurology Elective
This four-week clinical rotation provides the opportunity for the student to become familiar with the techniques required for evaluation of the pediatric patient with neurological disease. Students are assigned to the child neurology unit at Primary Children's Medical Center. Activities include direct patient care, daily ward rounds, procedures, and participation in clinical conferences, brain-cutting sessions, and the child neurology outpatient clinics under the supervision of the child neurology staff. Fulfills Neurology requirement.
NEURO 7900 - Pediatric Neurology Clerkship
The Neurology Clerkship is a 4-week immersive clinical course in which students gain important team-based experience and knowledge in caring for patients with medical problems core to the neurology specialty. Clinical experiences are complemented by a discussion-based didactic (and simulation curriculum).