James Powell, M.D.
James Powell, M.D., clerkship site director, Pediatrics


  • Required core rotation
  • 6 weeks in length (3 week rotations in inpatient and outpatient settings)

Inpatient Rotation (On-call 1-2 nights/week)

Outpatient General Pediatrics

  • Acute cases
  • Well-child and sports physicals
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Triaging

Outpatient Adolescent Medicine


  • Standards of normal growth and development of infants, children and adolescents
  • Principles of preventive pediatrics
  • Recognition, evaluation, and management of common presenting complaints, common chronic disorders, significant physical findings and diagnostic test results in infants, children and adolescents
  • Gain and practice pediatric history and physical exam skills
  • Recognize and appreciate the importance of the roles of the family and the community in shaping a child's future and the role of the pediatrician in the comprehensive care of children and adolescents


  • Obtain comprehensive newborn, pediatric and adolescent medical histories
  • Perform complete and accurate physical examinations in newborns, infants, children, and adolescents
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal physical and social development in infants, children, and adolescents
  • List methods of disease and injury prevention in the pediatric age group
  • Describe symptoms, physical signs, evaluation and management of the common acute and chronic diseases of childhood (as defined in the COMSEP curriculum)
  • Create an assessment, problem list, differential diagnosis, and initial evaluation and management plan for common presenting complaints in pediatric patients
  • List common disorders of the newborn infant
  • Recognize common congenital anomalies
  • Attend newborn deliveries and c-sections to learn initial assessments, newborn care and resuscitation

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