Program Curriculum and Requirements

Our program is structured to permit the physician to develop broad clinical expertise in general and primary care pediatrics as well as in-depth competence in the pediatric sub-specialties. We accomplish this by offering three progressive levels of training characterized by increasing complexity of clinical problems, increasing responsibility for patient care and increasing availability of elective time. The program mixes hands-on, bedside training, didactic sessions, one-on-one consultations, small group sessions and online learning that strives to meet all learning styles of our residents as well as getting broad exposure to specific areas that might be of interest as formal career paths.

Sample Resident Annual Schedule

Disclaimer:  The following table is a general schedule only. There will be variability from resident to resident, year to year, but each resident over their three years will meet all ACGME training requirements.

PGY - 1PGY - 2PGY - 3
Rotation# monthsRotation# monthsRotation# months
UL NICU1NCH NICU1NCH NICU1
Hem/Onc1PICU1PICU1
ED1.5ED1ED1.5
Wards3Wards2Wards2
Night Team0.5Night Team1Hem/Onc Nights0.5
Outpatient Block*3Outpatient Block*3Outpatient Block*1.5
Core Elective1Cardiology1Core Elective1
Individualized Curriculum Elective1Individualized Curriculum Elective2.5
Vacation1Vacation1Vacation1
Overall Total12Overall Total12Overall Total12

Rotations in italics include elements of the Individualized Curriculum.

* The Outpatient block contains the following experiences:

○     PGY-1: Adolescent, Newborn, Procedure, Career Exploration, Longitudinal Clinic
○     PGY-2: Ambulatory with Community Involvement, Behavior and Development, Longitudinal Clinic
○     PGY-3: Ambulatory with Community Involvement, Longitudinal Clinic

For a more detailed description of our outpatient experience, check out the Longitudinal Outpatient Experience