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Pediatric Residency Program Educational Experience
Pediatric Residency Program Educational Experience


Morning Report

  • Occurs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7-7:30 a.m.
  • Residents on inpatient rotation discuss interesting cases and pose clinical questions that have been presented
  • Faculty members participate and give guidance on clinical reasoning and management
  • The chief residents moderate and provide follow-up via e-mail regarding the morning's discussion with evidence-based literature

Grand Rounds

  • Occurs every Thursday from 8-9 a.m.
  • Local and national leaders present pediatric topics in their area of specialty
  • Attended by faculty, residents, medical students and the hospital community

Continuity Clinic Conference

  • Occurs weekly on Fridays from 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Primary care providers present topics related to well-child care and outpatient general pediatrics

Surgery Conference

  • Occurs monthly on a Friday from 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Pediatric surgeons present surgical topics commonly managed by general pediatricians

Professor Rounds

  • One of our favorite weekly conferences!
  • Occurs every Monday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch provided
  • Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, a second- or third-year resident prepares and presents a case followed by a review of the disease process and relevant literature
  • The format is interactive with faculty, residents, and medical students participating in the development of the differential diagnosis and the evaluation of the patient
  • Seniors gain invaluable experience in searching the literature and presenting a conference to the medical staff

Evidence Based Practice Conference

  • Occurs weekly on a Tuesday from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Faculty present a variety of pediatric topics with review of evidence-based literature

Journal Club

  • Occurs bi-monthly on a Tuesday from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Evaluation and critique of a recent and pertinent article
  • The goal is to review key points of evidence-based medicine 
  • Articles are read during the session and broken down in a PowerPoint lecture format

Noon Conference

  • Occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Faculty present important topics for general pediatric knowledge and/or board review purposes

Morbidity and Mortality

  • Occurs monthly on a Wednesday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
  • The chief residents present cases in a peer review-protected format that identifies opportunity for system-based improvement and provide educational value for the entire department of pediatrics

Primary Care Conference

  • Occurs monthly on a Thursday from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Faculty present topics geared towards primary care general pediatrics

Chief's Conference

  • Occurs bimonthly on a Thursday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
  • Chief residents provide a fun, interactive, board-review conference that utilizes an audience response system

Academic Scholarship Conference

  • Occurs monthly on a Friday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
  • A hospital-wide effort to showcase areas of research and achievement within all departments of the hospital

Advocacy Conference

  • Occurs monthly on a Friday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
  • Exposure to inspirational community and hospital speakers and child advocates
  • Topics range from addressing social determinants of health to practicing legislative advocacy on a state or national level

Core Curriculum Didactics

  • Occurs monthly for each class as protected educational time on a Friday from 1-5 p.m.
  • First and second year didactics focus on evaluation and management of commonly encountered pediatric disease processes
  • Third year didactics consist of board review sessions with lecture-based and question-based formats

Business Meetings

  • Housestaff Meeting
    • Occurs every other Friday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
    • This conference is informal and is an opportunity for the chief residents and program directors to present relevant updates and announcements and discuss any current issues
  • Roundtable
    • Occurs quarterly for each class on a Friday from Noon-1 p.m. with lunch served
    • This conference provides an opportunity for the residents to meet with the program directors to discuss current issues or concerns, with the intent of implementing change and improving the quality of the resident service and educational experiences
Additional Educational Sessions

Visiting Professors

  • We host three to four nationally known speakers per academic year who have excelled in general or subspecialty pediatrics to serve as clinical role models and to help keep us current on advancements in our field

Simulation Center

  • Our state-of-the-art patient simulation center allows residents to gain additional experience with common procedures and resuscitation skills
  • The simulation center hosts Code Blue Workshops and Emergency Department Procedure Workshops for residents throughout residency
  • The Center for Excellence in Pediatric Resuscitation provides multiple educational sessions throughput residency including code blue workshops, simulation and Neonatal Resuscitation Programs 

Individual Rotation Didactics

  • Residents attend specialty-specific lectures and conferences on individual rotations


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