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Pediatric Residency, Royal Oak

Curriculum

Curriculum

The Pediatric Residency Program curriculum provides residents with in-depth clinical experience in Pediatrics and its subspecialties. It fully meets the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pediatrics, with an excellent balance between ambulatory and inpatient components, as well as primary care and tertiary care components. The program provides outstanding didactic activities designed to enhance the assimilation of medical knowledge to prepare residents to become superb, board-certified pediatricians.

Beaumont Pediatrics Yearly Rotation Schedule
 PGY - 1PGY - 2PGY -3
Impatient Ward4 months3 months2 months
Newborn1 month1 month1 month
NICU1 month1 month1 month
Acute Care Clinic1 month1 month1 month
Behavioral/Development1 month  
Adolescent Medicine1 month  
Community Health/Advocacy1 month  
Emergency Pediatrics 1 month1 month
PICU 1 month1 month
RRC List 1 Sub-specialty1 month (Heme-Onc)1 month1 month
RRC List 1 or 2 Sub-specialty1 month  
Individual Curriculum/Elective 3 months*3 months*
* 1 month must also be an RRC List 1 or List 2 sub-specialty 

SUBS-PECIALTY - Residents take at least seven months of subspecialty rotations. At least four of the subspecialty months will be taken at Beaumont Hospital.
Within the seven subspecialty months, each resident must complete a minimum of four different one-month block rotations from the following list of pediatric subspecialties.The additional three months may consist of subspecialties from List 1, List 2, or combinations of subspecialties. 
List 1
Child Abuse
Medical Genetics
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Pulmonary
Pediatric Rheumatology
List 2
Child Psychiatry
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Radiology
Pediatric Surgery
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine

Individualized Curriculum/Elective Rotations

The pediatric residency program provides residents with six educational units (months) of individualized curriculum.  The individual curriculum is determined by the learning needs and career plans of each resident and developed through the guidance of the resident’s faculty advisor. These months may include additional subspecialty rotations, as well office rotations, research months, hospital medicine, healthcare disparities, global health, fellow-level NICU, and many others. 
  • Robust quality improvement curriculum 
    • “Your Role in Promoting Patient Safety,” “Beaumont QI: Introduction to Quality Behaviors,” and “Safe Transitions of Care” courses provided during orientation
    • Kaizen – a cutting edge program which provides two full days of intensive, hands-on quality improvement scheduled during intern year
    • group quality improvement projects with mentorship from faculty
    • opportunities to participate in hospital-wide quality committees
    • longitudinal ambulatory Health Care Disparities and Quality Improvement activities
    • regional and national Quality Improvement Initiatives (through AAP, APA, NIPIN)
    • Current Resident Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Projects»
  •  Innovative pediatric advocacy 
    • community health and advocacy rotation affords residents the opportunity to work directly with community agencies
    • MIAPP pediatric advocacy elective
    • resident representatives attend Pediatric Advocacy Day and GME Advocacy Day in Lansing
    • active resident involvement in the AAP resident section

Didactics

Morning Conferences
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Morning Report:

Conducted by the Director of Student and Resident Education with contributions by designated teaching faculty. This dynamic conference, which promotes interaction between our residents and invited faculty, provides an in-depth discussion of a variety of fundamental and rare interesting cases. An evidence-based approach with Socratic teaching is used to enhance the development of our residents’ critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

All senior residents are required to prepare and moderate two morning report sessions per year. 

Medical Jeopardy:

This monthly team building session is a very fun and interactive way of learning, always a favorite. Jeopardy categories cover the educational content of the American Board of Pediatrics, and also incorporate topics such as Medical History and facts about faculty and resident colleagues. 


Didactics - Jeopardy

Professionalism and Ethics Conference:

An introductory session focuses on a discussion of the components of professionalism and Ethics. Following the introductory discussion, vignettes on professionalism and ethics are used as teaching tools to facilitate in-depth discussions and educational lectures on all aspects of professionalism.

Residents as Teachers:

These monthly interactive sessions are aimed at improving overall teaching proficiency in a busy learning environment. Topics covered include giving feedback, communicating effectively, how to employ efficient and effective teaching strategies, among others.

Board Review:

This excellent monthly session helps residents prepare for the Pediatric Boards and teaches test taking strategies and pearls. 

Radiology Conference:

Monthly session led by our Pediatric Radiologists. These sessions not only focus on interpretation of imaging studies, but also on learning the rationale behind ordering a particular study, and clarification of interesting topics and findings.

Grand Rounds
Tuesday: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

This traditional Grand Rounds encompass a wide variety of pediatric topics by local, regional, and national experts. 

Pediatric Quality Improvement Conference
Fourth Tuesday of the month: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

This case-based conference teaches residents how to assess and improve the quality and processes of patient care. Residents learn from specific instances like near misses, serious safety events, and any other situations in which quality of care was or could have been compromised.

Noon Didactic Conferences
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

A wide variety of speakers from multiple pediatric subspecialties review and discuss current concepts based on the American Board of Pediatrics educational content. This conference series implements a 12-month rotating curriculum organized by systems and specialties. Other topics covered include: Board Review series, Journal Club, Global Health Curriculum, Keystones of Development Curriculum, Palliative Care, Financial Planning, How to Find a Job sessions, Quality Improvement series, Acute Care and Emergencies education series, etc. 

Simulation Sessions
Second Thursday of the month: 7:30 -9:00 am

This well-developed procedural skills curriculum is taught by a multidisciplinary team of instructors in the Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont, Royal Oak - one of the most advanced medical simulation facilities in North America. The educational series is led by our Pediatric Simulation Director who is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. It provides instruction to residents in the performance of procedural skills that the ACGME and the ABP consider essential for a general pediatrician, as well as mock codes which teach our residents how to approach and manage a critically ill child, communication skills and team work. 

Simulation Lab

Residency Programs

Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs
(no ACGME Accreditation)


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