The program offers a robust didactic curriculum consisting of departmental conferences, lectures, and teaching rounds.
- in-depth discussion of interesting cases recently admitted to the pediatric service
- cases from the ambulatory clinics, emergency center, and pediatricians' offices also may be presented
- held at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
- conducted by the Director of Student and Resident Education
- residents are exposed to discussions of differential diagnosis and management by the faculty
- an evidence-based approach with Socratic teaching method is used
- one session of morning report each month is devoted to a formal pediatric board review conference
- presented quarterly during Morning Report
- an introductory session focuses on a discussion of the components of professionalism
- following the introductory discussion, vignettes on professionalism are used as teaching tools to facilitate in-depth discussions and educational lectures on all aspects of professionalism
- encompass a wide variety of pediatric topics by local, regional, and national authorities
- held each Tuesday morning of the month, with the exception of the fourth, at 8:15 a.m.
Pediatric Quality Improvement Conference
- 4th Tuesday of the month at 8:15 a.m.
- cases involving specific morbidity or mortality are presented by the house staff and discussed by the appropriate faculty to emphasize areas where diagnosis and management could have been improved
- discussions are also used to implement system-wide changes that promote patient safety
- comprises a review of interesting and educational pediatric radiographs and other imaging studies
- detailed discussion conducted by one of the pediatric radiologists
- held on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m.
- pediatric specific lectures held daily at noon in the main hospital
- lectures given by pediatric faculty and attending staff, covering a complete range of pediatric topics in a systematic manner
- residents are also given the opportunity to enhance their communication and teaching skills by presenting conferences during specific rotations
- teaches residents critical analysis of medical/scientific literature, as well as evaluation of the quality of research by having them present an academic article of interest
- statistics, methodology, and research design are taught using a detailed rubric
- held monthly at noon
- held regularly on each clinical service
Example of a typical month's conference schedule »