Program Curriculum and Requirements

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 NICU1KCH NICU1KCH NICU1
Hem/Onc1PICU1PICU1
ED1.5ED1ED1.5
Wards2Wards2Wards2
Night Team0.5Night Team1Hem/Onc Nights0.5
Newborn1Ambulatory with Community1Behavior & Development1
Procedure0.5Ambulatory with Community1
Adolescent1
Vacation1Vacation1Vacation1
Subtotal9.5Subtotal9Subtotal9
Sub-specialty Wards1Individualized Curriculum Electives2Individualized Curriculum Electives2.5
Core Elective1Core Elective1Core Elective1
Career Exploration0.5
Indiv. Curriculum Subtotal2.5Indiv. Curriculum Subtotal3Indiv. Curriculum Subtotal3
Overall Total12Overall Total12Overall Total12