- We have collaborative agreements between University of Louisville and medical schools and teaching hospitals at two sites - Ecuador and Ghana. The residents participating in the international rotation will serve as health care providers at a level similar to their training here and will train in the host teaching hospitals under the supervision of board-certified physicians from the U.S. and the host country.
The Center for Courageous Kids
- Residents from all levels may apply to complete a rotation at The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY. This world-class medical camp is designed specifically for the child living with medical challenges who cannot attend a traditional camp, all at no cost to the child.
- Residents have multiple options for choosing how this rotation fits into their overall curriculum. This one-of-a-kind opportunity allows residents to round out their program by integrating life experiences and illness into one.
Courageous Kids Experience (flash)
Nelson’s Club and Board Review Series
- The new approach to Board Study where the residents work through board review questions that pertain to a suggested reading assignment for each month. The conference is led by a Chief Resident or a Program Director with the help of a guest faculty member from the specialty of the month to help facilitate discussion and expand on the questions/explanations. Nelson’s Club occurs during noon conference time once a month. Board Review Series takes place in the evening once a month.
- UofL offers residents in good standing a “Customizable Pathway” curriculum to provide increased direction and training along a career path within the general residency training program with the goal of better positioning the resident for their next step in their pediatric career.
- Participating residents are assigned a pathway-specific mentor to guide them through the remainder of their residency with regard to career planning and building a roadmap/timeline to keep them on track.
PUSH (Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health)
- A resident-run child advocacy group that focuses on public policy and education on various issues.
Business Side of Medicine
- Monthly lectures that cover topics such as contract negotiation, what to do if you’ve been subpoenaed, malpractice coverage, and creating your CV.
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Curriculum
- With our EBM curriculum, including Journal Club and Morning Report, residents critically evaluate articles related to patient care and present them to the group.
Residents As Teachers Workshop
- Each intern participates in a one-day long workshop devoted to teaching residents methods for teaching students and peers.
Residency Program Business Meetings
- During these monthly meetings, resident issues and ideas for program improvement are discussed openly among the residents, chief residents, program director, associate program directors and office staff.
Resident Leadership Council
- Comprised of Pediatric and Med-Peds residents who are elected by their peers, the members of this council act as liaisons between the residents and the Office of Medical Education (OME). These residents meet with the chief residents monthly, where they bring feedback from their fellow residents to the attention of the chief residents and program director. They directly participate in problem solving of any issues that arise during these meetings and also help relay important information from the OME to the residents.
- Funding is available to send a limited number of highly motivated residents to national and regional meetings, such as AAP NCE, PAS, and KY Chapter of the AAP meetings, as well as subspecialty meetings. We also provide funding to send four residents to the AAP Advocacy Institute annual meeting.
Scholarly Activity Poster Session
- At the end of each academic year, senior residents showcase their Scholarly Activities in a poster presentation format for the entire Department of Pediatrics.
- Quarterly, Wards residents meet with the Chairman, Dr. Rabalais, to discuss Systems-Based Practice issues related to their current inpatients.