The curriculum is an excellent balance between ambulatory and inpatient components, as well as primary care and tertiary care components. The program fully meets the ACGME program requirements for graduate medical education in pediatrics.
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 »