Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
Pediatric Undergraduate Medicine
The Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Program strives to provide a supportive learning environment that enables medical students to appreciate and understand the unique features of infant, child and adolescent medicine. By teaching the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for pediatric medicine, students will have a solid foundation for providing competent child care both inside and outside of Pediatrics.
In Pre-Clerkship (Year 1 and 2), pediatrics is integrated into various teaching blocks, including the body system themes. The goals and objectives of Pre-Clerkship are met through lectures, interactive tutorials, small group problem-based learning sessions, independent learning, bedside teaching, and clinical sessions with both actual and “standardized” patients. This preclinical education provides a framework for the intensive six-week pediatric rotation in the Clerkship years.
The six-week Clerkship rotation (Year 3) involves both ambulatory (outpatient clinic) and ward (inpatient) experiences. The ambulatory two-week block places students with pediatric preceptors in community or hospital-based general pediatric clinics, , neonatology, pediatric emergency rooms, and pediatric fast track areas (minor treat area in the pediatric emergency room). Medical students will have an additional 1-week block rotating through a pediatric subspecialty of their choice. This provides both inpatient and outpatient experience, depending on the subspecialty. The three-week ward component allows students to work as a team member of a pediatric general medical service based at the HSC-Children’s site. Students will work for 2 weeks on the inpatient service during the day (without overnight call) and will spend 1 week doing night float. Students work under close supervision of pediatric physician preceptors as well as pediatric residents in the University of Manitoba Pediatric Postgraduate Training Program. On the inpatient rotation, students will work on one of three teams: Oak – predominantly primary subspecialty patients and patients without a community pediatrician; Elm – patients with complex medical needs with a community pediatrician; and PINE (Pediatric Inner-city and Northern Experience), the team that focuses on pediatric patients who live in the Winnipeg Core or Northern areas of Manitoba. All teams care for children with common and complex medical needs providing a broad-based introduction to pediatric hospital medicine. The Pediatric Clerkship is supported by a comprehensive pediatric academic half day, pediatric noon hour tutorials, scheduled observed history and physical examinations with pediatric patients, and additional educationally-focused rounds and teaching opportunities.
Transition to Residency
In Transition to Residency (Year 4), students have the opportunity to return to pediatric ambulatory clinics and work in a general or subspecialty area for two weeks. Pediatric electives are also available to interested students by applying through the Rady College of Medicine Electives Coordinator.
Additional time in Pediatrics will be available during the elective periods. Three-week rotations in various Pediatric specialties, general pediatrics and in rural communities will be available to interested students. Contact the Rady College of Medicine Electives Coordinator or the UGME.
Maury Pinsk, MD, FRCPC (interim)
Samantha Marin, MD, FRCPC (on leave)
Pediatric Lead – Consolidation
Shamina Kassum, MD, FRCPC
Jennifer Lee Wiebe, MD, FRCPC
Maria-Elena Lautatzis, MD, FRCPC
Office Location and Hours
Room CK273 – 2nd Floor, Children’s Hospital (Blue Dr. Goodbear Zone, temporary location)
The Program Coordinator and Program Assistant are in the office Monday to Friday, 0800-1600.
Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Program
CK273 – 840 Sherbook St. (Children’s Hospital)
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1S1
Pediatric UGME Program
Absences, Call, Call Rooms and Keys
Means of Contact – Pagers and Paging
Time Off (Year 3 Clinical Clerkship)
Attendance (Year 3 Clinical Clerkship)
Requests for changes in the order of Clerkship rotations must be submitted in writing, at least six weeks in advance to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education. If the reasons are acceptable and the proposal is feasible, the submission will be forwarded to the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education for final approval. The Pediatric rotation may not be split, except in exceptional circumstances approved by the Associate Dean, the Clerkship Coordinators, and the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education.
Teaching Clinical Skills
COMSEP Faculty Development Resources – Resources for teaching on the go, clinical skills teaching and one minute preceptor tools. Also resources on providing feedback, and direct observation.
Emergency Medicine Teaching Modules
Working with Learners in Difficulty