Students in the Pediatric Rotation will be able to evaluate children (infant to 18 years), write admission orders, develop an assessment including differential diagnoses and associated plan, and make daily decisions regarding a wide variety of conditions necessitating an inpatient stay and outpatient visit.

  • They will learn to present patients in a comprehensive yet succinct manner.
  • They will search the literature for evidence-based practice.
  • The student will have the opportunity to work with an attending-led resident team caring for a wide variety of general medical pediatric patients and consult with pediatric sub-specialists.
  • They will have responsibility for their patients including procedures, notes, communicating with parents and consultants.

Additional educational opportunities include weekly Tuesday afternoon conferences and weekly Grand Rounds.


Courses Offered

Pediatric Cardiology - Charlotte 4PED23
General Pediatric Inpatient AI - Charlotte 4AIM255
Pediatric Hospital Medicine AI - Charlotte 4AIM256
Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunology - Charlotte 4PED26
Pediatric Pulmonology - Charlotte 4PED21
Pediatric GI, Hepatology & Nutrition - Charlotte 4PED30
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - Charlotte 4PED32
Pediatric Rheumatology - Charlotte 4PED33
Pediatric Nephrology - Charlotte 4PED24
Pediatric Endocrinology - Charlotte 4PED31
Ambulatory Peds AI - Charlotte 4AIM257
Medical Genetics - Charlotte 4PED29

Why Choose Wake Forest?

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte is an exciting place for future and practicing healthcare professionals. Located in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities, we offer an array of innovative and well-rounded curricula backed by top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated technology and clinical research, while maintaining a tight-knit community feel. Consequently, our highly integrated, best-in-class services and medical groups are world-renowned while maintaining a community hospital feel. As a leader in healthcare, our educational programs consistently prepare clinicians for success in the evolving healthcare environment.

The clerkships at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte offer

  • One-on-one attention with attending and resident physicians
  • Top-ranked clerkships
  • High patient volume, small learner count
  • State-of-the-art simulation center, where learners practice procedures and care of the acutely ill patient
  • Diverse learning experiences
  • Organization that is dedicated to quality, community and innovation

Diversity and Inclusion

Wake Forest University School of Medicine believes that the intentional pursuit of a workforce that is both inclusive and diverse is vital in the development of the sharpest minds in medicine. We want to develop providers who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to tackle the complex world of healthcare.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education, and compassionate patient care. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated not-for-profit healthcare system with over 70,000 teammates at nearly 40 hospitals and 900 care locations. With locations throughout the Carolinas as well as Georgia, Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine.