Global Health Program
- Yes, residents are able to go global with their training here at the University of Louisville. From incorporation of critical global health topics into core residency curriculum components such as our didactic program and our board review programs to participation in a full Global Health Certificate program, our global health experience continues to grow and evolve.
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)
- This required intern elective provides residents with a conceptual and experiential foundation in pediatric procedural medicine. The two-week elective consists of three days of didactic and simulation sessions followed by 1.5 weeks of "on call" time as the first resident paged to perform procedures.
PREP Party, Board Review Series and BESE
- 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. PREP Party occurs during noon conference time once a month. Board Review Series takes place in the evening once a month.
- Board Exam Simulation Experience (BESE) operates in two-week blocks. Each block consists of assigned reading about a specific topic followed by a 48-hour exam period when residents answer board-style questions online. Participation is voluntary but highly encouraged.
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.