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Curriculum

The clinical curriculum has a wide breadth and diversity spanning outpatient, inpatient, and intensive care settings, general and subspecialty care, and our university and community sites. Each resident has a continuity clinic that they attend weekly throughout their residency.

Intern Year

During the PL-1 year, rotations include:

  • Inpatient pediatrics including general and subspecialty teams
  • Newborn nursery, special care nursery, and neonatal intensive care unit
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Community health and advocacy (Pediatric Links with the Community)
  • Electives

Second Year

The schedule for the PL-2 resident incorporates progressive supervisory responsibility of interns and medical students as well as a more individualized curriculum including track options and increased elective time. Rotations for PL-2s include:

  • Neonatal and pediatric intensive care units
  • Inpatient pediatrics including general and subspecialty teams
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Developmental and behavioral pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Skills block
  • Electives including track blocks

Third Year

The PL-3 resident has increased autonomy and supervisory responsibilities and spends time in the following rotations:

  • Inpatient pediatrics including Pediatric Admitting Officer (PAO)
  • Newborn nursery and special care nursery
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Electives including track blocks

Unique Required Rotations

  • Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC): Interns learn first-hand about critical factors affecting child health, while interacting with medical and non-medical providers at various community-based organizations and programs.
  • Skills Block: Second-year residents learn and practice skills in the following areas:
    • Clinical: NICU and PICU simulations, splinting, bedside skills, procedural training, difficult conversations, evidence-based medicine, handoffs, and child abuse
    • Professional: diversity, implicit bias, professionalism, clinical teaching and feedback, career options and planning, CV development, and QI project planning
    • Personal: finances, building resilience, and wellness
  • Pediatric Admitting Officer (PAO): Third-year residents, who as the most senior resident on the inpatient floors, accepts admissions on behalf of the hospitalists, responds to all rapid responses and pediatric codes, and admits patients or delegates admissions to the inpatient teams.