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Department of Pediatrics

Program Overview

 

PL-1


Dr.'s Milbrandt, Lidel, and FrenchEmphasis is placed on the fundamentals of patient care. PL-1's strengthen their interviewing, physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, oral, and written communication skills. Focus is directed toward working as a member of a healthcare team and therapeutic management of acute illnesses. PL-1's have continuity clinic one half day a week establishing patients they will follow throughout their 3 years.

6 months Inpatient General Pediatric Wards
1 month Behavior and Development
1 month Ambulatory Pediatrics
1 month Newborn Medicine
1 month NICU
2 months  Subspecialty Electives
21 days Vacation


PL-2

Focus is directed at building skills in the diagnosis and management of complex and chronic medical problems in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as managing chronic pediatric problems. Supervisory responsibility for care on the inpatient service begins with emphasis on teaching medical students and PL-1's. Residents also gain experience in subspecialty areas.
Residents usually complete rotations in subspecialties required by the ACGME during this year and can start on completing electives of their choice. Many residents start research projects with various faculty members at this juncture. PL-2's have continuity clinic 1 half day a week.

1 month Night Shift
2 months Inpatient Pediatrics (Supervisory)
1 month Ambulatory Pediatrics
1 month PICU
1 month NICU
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month Potpourri Elective
1 month Adolescent Medicine
3 months Subspecialty electives (1 month each)
21 days Vacation


PL-3

Emphasis is placed on leadership of a health care team and autonomy as a practitioner. PL-3's supervise rotations on the inpatient unit and have responsibilities teaching residents and medical students. Residents also participate in community health programs such as Public Health Department and Juvenile Detention Center. Residents are encouraged to attend educational conferences and complete rotations in subspecialty fields that they desire. PL-3's have continuity clinic 1 half day a week.

1 month Night Shift
3 months Inpatient Pediatrics (Supervisory)
1 month Ambulatory Pediatrics
1 month NICU
1 month PICU
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month Potpourri Elective
3 months Subspecialty electives
21 days Vacation


Continuity Clinics

Residents have continuity clinic one (1) half day a week. During continuity clinic, residents maintain their own clinic practice. Each resident gains experience in a variety of patient care problems including well childcare, behavior disorders, chronic medical conditions and adolescent concerns. Residents are given the opportunity to see their own sick patients on days other than their scheduled continuity clinic day when their schedule permits. Residents carry between 150-250 patients each during their 3 years.


Call Schedule

Southern Illinois University has adopted the night float system in order to comply with ACGME guidelines. As a "night hawk" resident you work from 5pm until 7am Tuesday through Friday and 8pm Sunday until 12pm Monday. You have Saturday until Sunday at 8pm off, as the day team works the shifts during this time.  The "night hawks" are exempt from all conferences that take place during the day. Monthly call schedules are listed below:



o Day team: covers Saturdays and Sundays
o Night team: Monday thru Friday 5pm - 7am
o NICU: q4 from 7am until 9pm
o Newborn Medicine: q4-q7 in NICU from 7am until 9pm
o PICU: q7
o Electives: Many electives are call free, subspecialty elective call is at the discretion of the supervising faculty member. Interns on these electives do not take home call in accordance to ACGME guidelines.
o Ambulatory Pediatrics: Monday thru Saturday After Hours Patient Phone Triage


Advising

Each resident is paired with a pediatric faculty member who meets with the resident regularly. The advisor provides formal feedback to the resident based on the resident's monthly rotation evaluations, results of the AAP In-Training Examination (given annually in July) and observations by the residents and other faculty. Advisors meet with their residents to discuss career plans and any other concerns. All teachers, including residents are encouraged to provide timely, constructive feedback during and after each rotation. Feedback from the resident concerning experiences with rotations and attendings is solicited through a confidential survey.


Pediatric Electives Offered

Adolescent Medicine, Advocacy/Child Abuse, Allergy/Immunology, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Behavioral/Developmental, Cardiology, Child Psychiatry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, International Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Newborn Medicine, Nutrition, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Practice Management, Public Health, Pulmonology/CF, Radiology, Research, Rural Health, Sports Medicine, and Urology.