Overview

Our 3-year program offers an intensive curriculum in general pediatrics as well as hands-on experience with all of the core pediatric sub-specialties. Our trainees work closely with outstanding faculty who are dedicated to providing excellent clinical care and to serving as teachers and mentors to our residents. Our objective is to cultivate confident and experienced pediatricians who will be leaders in their community and their field. Our program is designed to emphasize a different set of skills and learning objectives for each year of training, allowing our trainees to incorporate those skills into the next level of their practice of pediatrics.

Objectives by Year

Training during the first year emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the acquisition of basic skills in technical procedures. Residents have the opportunity to serve as a child’s primary care physician and advocate for children’s health needs. They also gain and early exposure to intensive care and complex subspecialty patients.

Second-year residents transition to supervisors on the pediatric wards and responsible for overseeing inpatient admissions for both general pediatrics and subspecialties. Elective opportunities allow additional career exploration and training through subspecialty experiences in the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center.

Third-year residents have inpatient and outpatient supervisory roles, abundant elective time, and take on primary teaching responsibilities for medical students. PGY-3s serve as the student supervisor in the outpatient clinic, take call in the PICU, and serve as the overnight ward / inpatient supervisor.

Resident Schedule

Our residents spend approximately 50% of their time in inpatient rotations and 50% in ambulatory settings and electives over the course of their 3 years. Since the majority of our electives are outpatient based, we are able to offer our residents significant outpatient time compared to X+Y models. We build our schedules to limit back-to-back inpatient months and give residents significant flexibility in accommodating elective and vacation requests. In addition to protecting resident wellness, this schedule design allows our residents to experience the full scope of clinical practice for both specialty and general pediatrics as they consider their future careers. For residents with interests in inpatient, procedural, or global health medicine, electives can easily be tailored to incorporate more of these experiences.

 

Residency Tracks

The first year schedule is designed to give a wide exposure to clinical areas in pediatrics including neonatal and pediatric critical care. After the first year of residency, residents choose one of three tracks based on their career interests. With a wide range of elective options and significant flexibility in scheduling, these tracks provide a suggested guideline that allows residents to truly individualize their educational experience and curriculum to match their career goals.

  • Primary care track
  • Subspecialty track
  • Procedure-based/inpatient track