PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkships in Pediatrics and Surgery.

PURPOSE: This rotation will give the students a basic introduction to common problems in pediatric surgery.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: During this rotation, students will have the opportunity to examine, evaluate, and participate in the management of pediatric surgical outpatients and inpatients. They will be primarily responsible for the management of patients assigned to them. They will participate in the operating room and post-operative management. The weekly schedule consists of two days in the operating room, two days in the clinic, a weekly review of patients managed by the service, and a weekly lecture on common pediatric surgical topics. Students will not be expected to take call but they will be expected to follow-up on all their patients. Students will come into contact with approximately 5-7 outpatients every week and will follow the management of 1-2 inpatients every week.


Program Number: ELEC 657
Location: UI Health
Program Directors: Thom Lobe, MD, Nathaniel Koo, MD, and Thomas Sims, MD
Coordinator: TBA
Email: TBA
For Scheduling Elective Contact:  Tricia Harvat
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 3
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 15
Inpatient: 20
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:

One week before the start of your rotation, please call Kim O’Dowd, RN, MS, CPNP, at 312-413-9091. She will provide you with the name and page number of the current senior resident who will give reporting instructions for the day you begin your rotation.

Updated: 6/5/17