PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Pediatrics


PURPOSE: The Pediatric Development elective will provide comprehensive clinical experience in primary and consultative pediatric development.

Upon completion of the elective the student will be able to:

  •  Perform an accurate and complete history and physical exam, with the primary focus being Pediatric Development
  • Learn to develop and execute a management plan for patients, including diagnostic workup and specific treatment options in the field of Pediatric Development for both acute and chronic disorders
  • Learn to assess and manage patients with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Syndromes, Craniofacial Abnormalities, Trisomy 21, Digeorge Disease, Spina Bifida, ADHD, Fragile X Disease, and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Be able to retrieve and assimilate specific evidence and knowledge into their patient care activities
  •  Be able to effectively interact in a consistently professional and empathetic manner with patient’s familes and medical personnel
  •  Understand how to partner with health care managers, social workers, and other providers to assess, coordinate, and improve overall quality of health care
  •  All competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice will be consistently addressed by meeting the above learning objectives.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: The student will receive ongoing daily bedside teaching with daily rounds and outpatient clinic:

  • four didactic lectures/week
  • one conference/week
  • daily case reviews
  • weekly literature reviews

ASSESSMENT:  Performance is reviewed by the attending physician on the Developmental service.


Program Number: ELEC 261
Location: Advocate Christ – Hope Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Development
Program Director: Sonali Mehta, M.D., FAAP
Program Coordinator: Tammi Bauske
Telephone: 708-684-5682
Duration: 4 weeks (Only 4 week experiences can serve as Medical Selectives.)
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1  Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
Laboratory: 1
Independent Study: 3
Outpatient: 30
Inpatient: 10
Total Hours/Week: 40

Please review this website prior to your first day.

Updated:  7/1/16