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Contact Information

Dr. Vicky Breakey
Pediatrics Clerkship Director

McMaster University Medical Centre, Room 3N27
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 73428
Fax: 905-521-1703
Email: breakev@mcmaster.ca


Pediatric Clerkship Program

Welcome to Pediatrics

The pediatrics clerkship rotation is a six-week rotation during which students are exposed to both ambulatory and inpatient pediatric care. The student inpatient experience often focuses on children with more severe or chronic diseases. Education about health maintenance; disease prevention; common illnesses; focused interviewing; and clinical problem-solving; as well as knowledge of community resources is provided by using community-based general pediatrics office experiences. Subspecialty clinics provide a unique opportunity to gain an intimate understanding of complex childhood conditions.

General orientation on Day 1 of the rotation will re-introduce the student to important aspects of clinical skills in pediatrics. Resource sessions consisting of 15 faculty-led teaching sessions will occur weekly. During the six-week rotation, a series of 20 comprehensive e-learning modules cover core objectives in pediatrics.

Contact Information

Waterloo Regional

Dr. Kathy Hoegler
Phone: 519-804-9234
Email: khoegler@sympatico.ca

Leeza Riediger
Phone: 519-885-5426, ext. 21143
Email: riedigl@mcmaster.ca

Niagara Regional REL

Dr. Rocio Monroy
Phone: 905-378-4647
Email: monroyr@mcmaster.ca

Tammy Keeler
Phone: 905-378-5717 x6410
keeler@mcmaster.ca

What's New

Get the PedsClerk App!

The beta version of the new McMaster PedsClerk web-based app has launched! The app provides clinical teachers with quick and easy access to the 26 core clinical presentations and their corresponding key conditions, as well as related foundational knowledge and associated resources.

Start using the PedsClerk app.


Pediatric Clerkship Director

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics are pleased to announce that Dr. Vicky Breakey has been appointed Pediatric Clerkship Director, effective January 1, 2017.

Dr. Breakey takes over the directorship from Dr. Andrew Latchman who has made significant and long lasting contributions to the program.

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