Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Pediatric ICU Clerkship

During the clerkship, students will join the pediatric ICU clinical team. They will be responsible for patient care, presenting their patients on rounds, documentation, designated procedures and reading pertinent literature. They are an integral part of the team under the direct supervision of residents, fellows and attending physicians.

Students will learn how to efficiently diagnose, evaluate and manage both common and unusual pediatric critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. They will also assume responsibility for the care of one to three critically ill patients.

Throughout the four weeks of the clerkship, students will participate in several simulation sessions and are expected to attend bi-weekly didactic lectures.

 Goals & Objectives

Detailed Goals and Objectives

Find comprehensive Pediatric ICU Clerkship Objectives.

 Grading & Evaluation

Students will be evaluated on:

  • A multiple-choice examination at the end of the clerkship; test questions come from material covered in core lectures, assigned readings and patient simulation sessions
  • Performance during a 30-minute case simulation on the final day of the clerkship
  • Regular and timely verbal feedback from the fellows and attendings during the clinical rotation; each attending physician also completes a written evaluation at the end of their week on service.

The final evaluation will be based on all of the above and will be completed by the clerkship directors. Final grades are honors, high pass, pass and fail. 

 Tools & Readings

Download the clerkship clerklog

Pediatric ICU Clerkship Course Reading is available at this link. Articles consist of original landmark publications and pertinent review articles or consensus statements.


Ranna A. Rozenfeld, MD

Meredith F. Bone, MD
Associate Director

John F. Norris
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box #73
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-227-1614
Fax: 312-227-9675