Curriculum

39 Clinical Rotation Blocks

The resident will satisfactorily complete these 39 rotation blocks of training.

  1. Five blocks in Ambulatory Care (General Pediatrics/Acute Care) at Robert B. Green Outpatient Facility.
  2. Three blocks in General Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at University Hospital
  3. Three blocks in General Pediatric Inpatient Medicine as Supervisory Resident/Night Float at University Hospital.
  4. Three blocks in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  5. Two blocks in Term Newborn Nursery.
  6. Two blocks in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
  7. Two blocks in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
  8. Two blocks in Hematology/Oncology.
  9. One block in Neurology/Neuroradiology.
  10. One block in Behavior and Development.
  11. One block in Adolescent Medicine
  12. Six blocks, one in each of the following subspecialty areas: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology.
  13. Eight blocks of clinical or research elective rotations.
  14. Longitudinal Resident Continuity Clinic (36 half-day sessions) at Robert B. Green Outpatient Facility.

Rotation Schedule

PL-1 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Service 2 Blocks
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 3 Blocks
  Hematology/Oncology Service 1 Block
  Pulmonary Service 1 Block
  Subspecialty Service 1 Block
  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 2 Blocks
  Term Newborn Nursery 1 Block
  Child Behavior/Development 1 Block
  Gastroenterology Service 1 Block
  Vacation 21 Days

PL-2 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Service 1 Block
  Hematology/Oncology Service 1 Block
  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Term Newborn Nursery 1 Block
  Adolescent Medicine 1 Block
  Neurology Service 1 Block
  Emergency Medicine 1 Block
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 1 Block
  Cardiology 1 Block
  Electives (Part of Individualized Resident Tracks)* 3 Blocks
  Vacation 21 Days

PL-3 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Services/Night Float 2 Blocks
  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Emergency Medicine 1 Block
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 1 Block
  Subspecialty 1 Block
  Endocrinology 1 Blocks
  Nephrology 1 Blocks
  Electives (Part of Individualized Resident Tracks)* 5 Blocks
  Vacation 21 Days
* Six (6) total months of Individualized Rotations per resident.

Didactics / Curriculum

Regularly scheduled didactic conferences which emphasize active learning are central to the residency experience. The table below lists the formal didactic offerings of the program. It does not reflect the daily teaching rounds on the inpatient services, intensive care units, newborn nursery, hematology/oncology service, or the required subspecialties nor does it list conferences associated with the required block rotations in hematology/oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, adolescent medicine, and nephrology. There are weekly or biweekly conferences on subspecialty block rotations and on the adolescent medicine service attended only by the resident(s) assigned to those services.

Conference
Frequency
Avg # of Residents / Average # of Faculty
Pediatric Grand Rounds † Weekly 25 / 30
UH Afternoon Conference †† Daily (M-Th) 5 / 1
Continuity Clinic Seminars † Daily (M-Th) 5 / 1
UH  Morning Report †† Daily (M-Th) 10 / 1-3
Morbidity/Mortality Conference † Monthly 25 / 5-6
Neonatology Faculty Lecture †† Weekly 4-5 / 1
Newborn X-Ray Conference †† Daily (M-F) 4-5 / 2
NBN Lectures †† Weekly 2-3 / 1
Hematology/Oncology Faculty Lectures †† 12 lectures / rotation 2-3 / 1
Tumor Board †† Weekly 2-3 / 7-8
Development/Behavior Lecture Series †† 12-14 lectures / rotation 1-2 / 1-2
Cardiology Faculty Lectures †† 6 lectures / rotation 1-2 / 1
Adolescent Medicine Faculty Lectures †† 8 lectures / rotation 4 / 1-2
Endocrinology Faculty Lectures †† 8 lectures / rotation 1-2 / 1
Renal Patient Care Management Conf. †† Monthly 1-2 / 2
Pediatric Renal Conference †† Bimonthly 1-2 / 4-5
Developmental Disabilities Journal Club †† Monthly 1-2 / 2
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course † Certification / Renewal  
Neonatal Resuscitation Course† Certification / Renewal  
Neonatal Procedures Workshop † Once 14-16 / 3-4
Evidence Based Medicine † Longitudinal  
Pulmonary Faculty Lectures † 8 lectures / rotation 1-2 / 1
Pediatric Radiology Conference †† Bimonthly 2 / 4
QT IPS Curriculum † Longitudinal / Quarterly  
Friday Didactics † Weekly x2 Hours 25-30 / 2-3
Advocacy Longitudinal  

† Conferences designated by this footnote are required of all residents regardless of the rotation to which they are assigned

†† Conferences designated by this footnote are required for residents on the relevant service. For example, residents assigned to the Hematology/Oncology service attend Tumor Board; residents on the Development/Behavior rotation attend the Development/Behavior Lecture series, etc.

 

Resident Evaluations

Residents are evaluated through a variety of mechanisms that allow for self-reflection and self-correction as part of practice-based learning and improvement. Evaluations are conducted by supervising faculty as a part of each rotation to ensure residents achieve competency and confidence in their clinical skills. As part of the new ACGME evaluation mandate, residents also receive constructive feedback on interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism from parents/patients and nursing/allied health personnel/office staff. Residents are given the opportunity annually to review the program and all teaching faculty. These reviews and suggestions are actively used to improve the curriculum, rotations and overall program quality.

Each resident has a faculty advisor with whom he/she is expected to meet regularly. During these formal meetings, faculty advisors discuss faculty and resident evaluations, ITE scores, general academic counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Faculty advisors provide guidance and assist with development and implementation of residents' individualized learning plan (ILP), an AAP career development and tracking tool. Residents meet with the program director on a formal basis semi-annually to discuss strengths and areas for improvement. The faculty advisors and program director maintain an "open door" policy, encouraging residents to share personal or programmatic concerns on an ad hoc basis. Residents are free to access and review the files with evaluation feedback at any time. Confidentiality of information is protected at all times.

360 Degree Resident Report