Geisinger department of pediatrics offers excellent educational opportunities for third and fourth year medical students. The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital is a freestanding 88-bed nationally recognized facility with a level one NICU, high acuity PICU and two pediatric wards. Outpatient facilities include several general pediatrics clinics as well as subspecialty clinics representing most pediatric subspecialties. The third-year clerkship is in conjunction with Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
With the goal of developing a strong base in general pediatrics, the student’s time is divided between our outpatient clinics, inpatient floors and the newborn nursery. Students enjoy strong didactics including morning reports, noon conferences, grand rounds and a conference designed specifically for medical student education. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of those issues unique to pediatrics including physical examination, preventative skills and exposure to diseases unique to children.
Fourth-year opportunities include sub-intern experiences in general inpatient pediatrics, NICU, and PICU. These are designed for a more in depth experience in inpatient pediatrics and to prepare the motivated senior medical student for their intern year.
Affiliated and visiting students are strongly encouraged to consider one of the many electives that our department offers which are available to third and fourth year students. These include several of our subspecialty clinics and are given on a first come, first serve basis.
All elective applications must be submitted through VSAS.
Michele Neff Bulger, DO
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