Curriculum

Our first-year residents serve as the child’s primary physician. Training during the first year emphasizes the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Additionally, acquisition of basic skills in technical procedures is stressed. These objectives are realized as the PGY-1 rotates through the inpatient wards, outpatient clinic, newborn nursery, Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, and the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Service. 

Second-year residents make the transition to supervisors for both medical students and first-year residents during their ward months. They are primarily responsible for emergency room consultations and overseeing inpatient admissions. Elective opportunities allow additional subspecialty experience in the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center.

The third-year resident has inpatient and outpatient senior resident roles and abundant elective time. The senior resident has primary teaching responsibilities for the medical students, while they continue to acquire more complex medical and technical skills. The PGY-3 serves as the supervisor in the outpatient clinic and takes call in the PICU, while also serving as the overnight ward (or inpatient) supervisor. 

Participation in daily teaching rounds and didactic conferences is an important component of all 3 years of residency training.

After the first year of residency, residents choose one of three tracks. These include a primary care track, subspecialty track, and procedure-based/inpatient track. Click here to view a table of the pediatric 3-year curriculum.

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