Undergraduate Medical Education
About our Program
The mission of Morehouse School of Medicine is “Leading the creation and advancement of health equity.” The Pediatrics Clerkship contributes to this mission, aiming to provide a comprehensive experience by exposing learners to a variety of subspecialties and areas of pediatrics, with a focus on underserved populations. In addition to our core faculty, who provide interactive classroom sessions and teach our students in clinical settings, we also rely on our community sites and community faculty to provide a well-rounded and in-depth educational experience.
David Levine is the Division Director and the first clerkship director for MSM Pediatrics. Through development activities and networking with other educators, the division continues to import new advances and methods in Pediatric medical education. MSM faculty are involved in cutting edge innovations, including computer-assisted instruction, clinical simulations with simulated patients and use of bedside point-of-care electronic resources.
After graduating, a significant number of our students enter training in pediatrics, child psychiatry and other child-oriented specialties.
Additionally, several former students and residents currently serve as core faculty,
with some serving in leadership roles. As these former students and residents recall
the importance of the volunteer faculty in their education, they are willing to give
back to the next generation of medical students.
Student evaluations of the course continue to be very positive. Lauded are the organization, the energy of the faculty (both core and adjunct), and our private practice experiences. Our classroom sessions are also highly rated, with input solicited from our students.
On the last day of the rotation, students sit for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject Exam in Pediatrics, a metric to compare students at MSM to other schools. Our students outperform what would be expected based on entering MCAT scores. Additional interventions to support continued exam improvement include the practice exam questions and review sessions.
We look forward to continuing the innovations in pediatric medical student education and maintaining a cutting edge, quality, and highly evaluated program, and we look forward to continuing the integration of our faculty into the overall education programs of MSM.
Program Administrative Staff
At the MSM Pediatrics Undergraduate Medical Education Program, you’ll be surrounded by award-winning faculty who genuinely want to help you excel. You’ll become a part of a group of able caregivers that advocates fiercely for our community and for each patient.