The pediatric residency program is designed as a continuing and progressive educational experience. While bedside teaching and learning is of the essence, a core of didactic and interactive conferences form the basis to solidify the educational experience.
These include the following:
(1) Daily Work Rounds on the inpatient service are supervised by the senior and chief residents. The focus of discussion is patient progress and management plans.
(2) Daily Inpatient, NICU and PICU Attending Teaching Rounds
(3) Daily Core Lectures on a wide variety of topics presented by many different faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics
(4) Morning Report
(5) Weekly Grand Rounds
Residents attend weekly Grand Rounds throughout the academic year of which two conferences per year are dedicated to unusual pediatric case presentations by residents.
(6) Weekly Pediatric Board Review (PREP) conference
Under the supervision of the chief resident, topics and PREP questions are reviewed in preparation for the pediatric boards.
(7) Daily Radiology Rounds/Conference
This is a daily conference for residents, interns, students and attendings to discuss the radiologic studies on their patients with a board certified pediatric radiologist.
(8) Monthly Journal Club
Important clinical questions will be proposed and residents will be required to review important and timely publications of clinical trials and to provide critical analyses of such trials in a systematic fashion. They will be encouraged to apply this evidence-based approach to the medical literature and also to the care of patients
(9) Monthly Neonatal Teleconferences
(10) Performance Improvement/Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
(11) Clinical Pathologic Conference
Residents choose cases which are presented under the supervision and guidance of pediatric and pathology faculty to provide a valuable experience in the importance of pathology when diagnosing and treating pediatric diseases
(12) Sim lab courses
A state of the art sim lab provides training for procedural skills such as IV insertion, LP and intraosseous placement in addition to the clnical scenario simulator courses provided.
Various individualized conferences are also held in continuity clinic settings, outpatient rotations, and on subspecialty services. At the beginning of each academic year, there is also a series of orientation and review conferences for the incoming and present pediatric residents.
In addition to the above structured didactics, pediatric residents will be taught and guided through venues such as Online modules for GME Competencies, PREP Self-assessment exams, Individualized Learning Plans, various Resuscitation Courses and Human Patient Simulator Courses.