Student Resources

Sub-Internship/Elective Resources

We've compiled some resources for you as you embark on your Sub-I, things that you might find useful as you go along.  These are not required reading of you, they're simply a collection of things that might be a helpful learning resource for you.

Feel free to review them, and if you come across an educational resource that you think would be helpful to add on here, please let us know!  We want to make this as valuable for students as possible, so please share anything you come across like apps, websites, handouts, manuals, videos, etc!

If you find issues with any of the links below, or if you find other resources that are helpful, please let us know!

Also note, some of these resources are institutional dependent and as such you may find things are done at U of C differently.  This is the art of medicine!  So if you aren't clear on why we may do things differently, ask your team! 

Thanks for contributing to the learning of your peers and best of luck on your Sub-I!


  • U of C Peds Hospital Medicine Wonderful resources for Gen Peds stuff with high-yield handouts on common gen peds issues like bronchiolitis or fever in the neonate.
  • Inpatient Asthma Management Guidelines - Includes scoring tools, decision making tools and care management aides.
  • UChicago Peds ER Website - Regardless of your Sub-I, this is a fantastic resource that includes helpful things like clinical guidelines for commonly seen issues, procedural instructions, student guidelines & expectations, and more!

Family-Center Rounds

Family-Centered Rounds are an important part of what we do in pediatrics, and during your clerkship you'll be able to take part in leading those rounds.  The purpose of family-centered rounds is not to rehash everything that is in the medical record, rather it's to get the team and families up to speed on the child's overall course, diagnosis, and plan for the day.  It's an opportunity for both sides to ask questions, clarify information, and generate a plan of shared decision making and understanding.

Since this is likely the first time you've taken part in family-centered rounds, we've put together some resources to help you along.  Note, each team may have different expectations for rounds, so please ask what those are and use that as your lead, however this should be a good starting point for reference:


  • Bedside PFCC Rounds Observation Checklist: There is also a nice concise checklist of to-do items during rounds available below.  The checklist comes from the Improving Patient Rounds:  Patient- and Family-Centered Care "Takes On" Academic Bedside Rounds by the ACGME and Picker Institute.

If you find additional helpful resources on family-centered rounds, please pass them on!