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Pediatric Residency Curriculum

With more than a million patient visits each year, our pediatric residents receive a well-rounded experience in the field of pediatrics. Our goals are to provide:

  • Diverse clinical and educational experiences that enable you to develop clinical expertise in pediatric medicine
  • Opportunities that ensure you understand the medical literature and apply the principles of evidence-based medicine when managing pediatric patients
  • Opportunities for you to develop and apply research skills to study the causes, treatment and management of childhood illness
  • Experiences that allow you to serve as educators to patients and families, the community and other healthcare providers
  • Mentoring opportunities to help you develop as a lifelong learner

Program Schedule

Our rotation schedule for pediatric residents includes 13 rotational blocks per academic year. Each rotation lasts 4 weeks.

Required basic rotations

  • Community pediatrics
  • Developmental-behavioral pediatrics
  • Adolescent medicine
  • NICU
  • PICU
  • Emergency medicine
  • Term newborn
  • Outpatient care

Key electives (choose minimum of 4)

  • Allergy-immunology
  • Child abuse
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology-oncology (outpatient)
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Selectives

  • Palliative care
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry

Additional electives (individualized curriculum)

  • Anesthesiology / procedural sedation
  • Global health
  • Advanced adolescent
  • Advanced development
  • Hospital medicine
  • Research
  • Delivery room
  • Pharmacology / toxicology
  • Urology
  • Primary care
  • Transport
  • Acute care: minor care in ER
  • Teaching and administrative leadership (for PL-3 associate chief residents only)
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Advanced cardiology
  • Hemo-pathology
  • Advanced hematology-oncology
  • Advanced PICU
  • Advanced sports medicine
  • Procedure rotation
  • TPN / nutrition rotation
  • Teaching rotation
  • Lactation rotation
  • Transport rotation
  • Advanced NICU
  • Amish health & genetics at New Leaf Clinic

Primary Care Track

Required rotations

  • Locust Pediatrics Group: underserved urban population, refugees and foster children

Other electives (pick 5)

  • Delivery room
  • Sports medicine
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Research
  • Global health
  • Advanced development
  • Advanced adolescent

Scholarly project

  • Highly recommended to do a community medicine project

Hospitalist Track

Required rotations

  • Delivery elective
  • Hospitalist rotation
  • Anesthesia / procedural sedation

Other electives (choose 4)

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Pharmacology / toxicology
  • Palliative care
  • Infectious disease
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Global health

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