Academic Half Day
Thursday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Academic Half Day is a protected time on Thursday afternoons for resident education. A wide variety of speakers from multiple pediatric subspecialties review and discuss current concepts based on the American Board of Pediatrics educational content.
Academic Half Day 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, professionalism and ethics conferences, etc.
Also incorporated in our AHD are case conferences. 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.
Our Quality Improvement series 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.
Medical Jeopardy is a 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.
Simulation Sessions is a procedural skills curriculum taught by a multidisciplinary team of instructors in the Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont, Royal Oak. 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 teamwork.
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.