Medical Students at CT Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the main teaching hospital for pediatrics for the University of Connecticut medical students. Pediatric residents have the opportunity to participate in the supervision and education of a variety of medical student trainees in different settings throughout residency.

Core Pediatric rotations are offered only to University of Connecticut students and Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac students. UConn medical students are required to complete a 3 week inpatient clerkship rotation at CT Children’s Medical Center in the third year. There is a 5 week pediatric ambulatory clerkship, during which students are placed either at a hospital-based clinic or private practice. During this ambulatory clerkship, one half day per week is in one of the Pediatric subspecialty clinics, observing and working with pediatric subspecialists. Netter students have a pediatric clerkship with the pediatric surgeons or at the community hospital site in their third year, and therefore have limited interaction with the pediatric residents.

In the fourth year, UConn medical students can choose to complete an Advanced Inpatient Experience, commonly known as a sub-internship rotation. This four week rotation builds on the skills and knowledge obtained during the third year. The role approximates that of a first year Pediatric resident, with close monitoring and supervision.

There is also a required intensive care rotation in the fourth year of medical school. Students can choose to do a rotation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), an 18-bed Medical/Surgical unit where approximately 850 critically ill children per year receive care and treatment. Students work as part of the healthcare team to care for children with critical care issues.

In addition to the above, UConn medical students can choose to do four week elective experiences in pediatric subspecialties. During these rotations, students become an integral part of the specialty team in caring for pediatric patients in both the inpatient and clinic settings.

Medical students from other schools can arrange fourth-year electives through the Medical School. If you are interested in arranging a fourth-year elective rotation as a visiting medical student, please refer to the following link for information:

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106