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Pediatric Residency Curriculum

PL-1

Emphasis 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.

  • 1 block of Intern Boot Camp
  • 5-6 blocks Inpatient General Pediatric Wards
  • 1 block Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • 1 block Newborn
  • 3 block Subspecialty Electives
    • Cardiology
    • Infectious Disease
    • GI
  • 1 block Individual Education

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.

  • 2-3 blocks Inpatient General Pediatric Wards (Supervisory)
  • 1 blocks Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • 1 block PICU
  • 1 block NICU
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine
  • 1 block Development and Behavior
  • 1 block Adolescent Medicine
  • 3-4 blocks Individual Education/Subspecialty Elective
  • 1 block Jeopardy/Research

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.

  • 2-3 blocks Inpatient Pediatrics (Supervisory)
  • 1 block Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • 1 block NICU
  • 1 block PICU
  • 2 blocks Emergency Medicine
  • 4-5 blocks Individual Education/Subspecialty Elective
  • 1 block Jeopardy/Research

Pediatric Electives Offered

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