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Clinical Rotations

The following is a summary of experiences residents will have over the course of 3 years in pediatric training at Staten Island University Hospital. The program allows for flexibility as long as training requirements are fulfilled.

The PL-1 Year

In the first year (PL-1) of training, a foundation of basic knowledge in pediatrics is established. Under supervision, residents have direct responsibility for the care of all of the patients, including the initial history and physical, progress notes, all procedures, diagnostic information, all orders and communication with parents.

Residents learn the characteristics of normal growth, development, health maintenance, anticipatory guidance as well as variations of normal. With a broad experience in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics and neonatology, residents learn the characteristics and management of the more common illnesses encountered in neonates, infants, children and adolescents. In addition, first year residents directly supervise third and fourth year medical students assigned to them.

The following is the curriculum for the year

Term Newborn 8 weeks
Neonatal ICU 4 weeks
Pediatrics Inpatient (Junior Resident) 24-28 weeks
Subspecialty Experience 8-12 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

The PL-2 Year

During the second year of training, residents have greater exposure to pediatric subspecialties. They learn the pathophysiology and management of the more complex conditions encountered in pediatrics. In addition, residents learn to understand and manage multiple system disease and more serious, life threatening conditions during their various ICU rotations. With this advancement in knowledge and demonstrated clinical competence, residents are given greater supervisory responsibilities as seniors over first year residents and also care for the most critically ill patients.

The following is the curriculum for the year

Neonatal ICU (Senior Resident) 4 weeks
Pediatric ICU (Senior Resident) 4 weeks at Cohen's Children Hospital
Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine 12 weeks
Subspecialty Experience 8 weeks
Required Subspecialty 8 weeks
Pediatrics Inpatient (Senior Resident) 8 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

The PL-3 Year

The third year of training is one in which the pediatric experience is rounded out. Third year residents rotate with additional subspecialty services and expound on subjects briefly considered before. During this year residents improve and refine their clinical skills and judgment. Third year residents assume a still greater role as the supervising senior in the hospital. With their greater fund of knowledge they are expected to be educators of other residents, medical students, and ancillary personnel. Having formed a very solid foundation in general pediatrics, residents can now pursue their postgraduate plans with the assistance and advice of the chairman, program director and faculty mentors.

The following is the curriculum for the year

Neonatal ICU (Senior Resident) 4 weeks
Pediatric ICU (Senior Resident) 4 weeks at Cohen's Children Hospital
Adolescent Medicine 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine 8 weeks
Subspecialty Experience 8 weeks
Required Subspecialty 8 weeks
Pediatrics Inpatient (Senior Resident) 8 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

In addition, during all three years of training, residents will have half-day continuity clinic sessions once a week.

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