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PEDS 313A. Neonatal Intensive Care Subinternship (LPCH)

S2 Open to Visitors

Courses      Clerkships

Medical students in their third or fourth clinical year are offered the opportunity to enrich their pediatric training in the 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located on the 2nd floor of LPCH. The NICU offers an intensive experience in the management of premature and sick term neonates admitted from the delivery room, community physicians’ offices, and an active referral service that draws from throughout Northern and mid-coastal California. The rotation emphasizes delivery room attendance and newborn resuscitation skills, daily management of common newborn problems, and the special follow-up needs of NICU graduates. Exposure to advanced therapies including mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, nitric oxide therapy, and hypothermia occurs routinely. An active maternal-fetal medicine service, pediatric surgery, and various pediatric subspecialty services support the NICU. Students work under direct supervision of housestaff, nurse practitioners, fellows and faculty, and assume gradual responsibility for patient care as dictated by performance as the rotation progresses. Students must obtain approval from Meghan Stawitcke prior to registering for this clerkship. Please email requests to Additional information for visiting students: Visiting students must have completed an inpatient pediatrics rotation prior to starting this clerkship. Approval from the clerkship director at the home institution is required prior to enrollment. Please contact Meghan Stawitcke ( for information about the approval process. Website for Visiting Student:

Peds 300A and Anesthesia 306A/P.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period. NOTE: enrollment is coordinated with Anes306P and capped at no more than 2 students in the NICU per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Intensive Care Nursery (Attending Physician or on-service Fellow); Time: 8:30 am.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2 - Call is every 4th night until 11pm, no overnight call.

Lisa Charo Bain, M.D. (

Other Faculty
LPCH NICU faculty.

Meghan Stawitcke (650-724-9954).

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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