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Pediatric Residency Program 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

The rotation schedule for Akron Children's pediatric residents includes 13 rotational blocks per academic year. Each rotation lasts 4 weeks.

In the sample Master Schedule below, the number 2 indicates two rotations on that team during the academic year.

PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
5 Inpatient floor blocks 3 Inpatient floor blocks 2 Inpatient floor blocks
2 weeks: Introduction to PICU
(day shifts only, no weekends)
1 week Elective, 1 week Developmental Pediatrics
1 PICU 1 PICU
1 Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 NICU, Akron (day shifts only) 1 NICU, MV 1 Inpatient floor float block
1 Ambulatory Pediatrics (Community Pediatrics) 1 Ambulatory Pediatrics  
1 Adolescent Medicine (Ambulatory only) 1 Developmental Pediatrics (Ambulatory only)  
1 Term Newborn (day shifts only, no weekends)    
2 Electives 5 Electives (1 must be Hematology-Oncology 8 Electives

 

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
  • Ambulatory pediatrics
  • Inpatient floor rotations
  • Hematology-Oncology 

Key electives (choose minimum of 4)

  • Allergy-immunology
  • Child abuse
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Selectives

  • Palliative care
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology/procedural sedation

Additional electives (individualized curriculum)

  • Acute care: minor care in the PED
  • Administrative leadership 
  • Advanced adolescent
  • Advanced ambulatory (urban, suburban, and rural experiences are available)
  • Advanced development
  • Advanced term newborn
  • Advanced electives in any pediatric subspecialty
  • Advocacy rotation
  • Amish health & genetics at the New Leaf Clinic (rural rotation)
  • Bioethics
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Delivery
  • Global health
  • Healthy Active Living rotation
  • Hematology-pathology
  • Hospitalist rotation - Akron campus
  • Hospitalist rotation - Community based at Wooster or the Mahoning Valley
  • Lactation rotation
  • Parenting rotation
  • Pharmacology / toxicology
  • PL 3 Board study elective in June
  • Procedure rotation
  • Quality improvement rotation
  • Research
  • Teaching rotation
  • TPN / nutrition rotation
  • Transport rotation
  • Urology

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