Our Pediatric Residency program consists of a three year curriculum that focuses on the development of basic skills to evaluate and care for the sick infant, child, or adolescent, the comprehensive care of the child and adolescent with chronic diseases, and the care of children and adolescents in a primary ambulatory setting. A unique aspect to our program is the exposure to various subspecialties (ID, GI, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Genetics, Neurology, Chronic Care) throughout the years limiting the need to take elective time for subspecialties as well as the flexibility to individualize curriculum towards career goals.
First year emphasizes on the development of basic skills in inpatient pediatric diagnosis provided with close supervision, but enough autonomy. Residents also assemble the group of patients they will follow over their 3-4 years of residency in their outpatient weekly continuity clinics. Residents typically have their own panel of patients scheduled under them in the clinics.
Second year emphasizes on the development of leadership and independent care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting as residents transition to a supervisory role (house officers) and lead primary inpatient teams as well as supervise interns on the care and admission of patients.
Third year emphasizes on broadening their experience through supervisory roles and elective rotations. They enjoy a combination of both inpatient and outpatient experiences and collegial interaction with faculty and community-based pediatricians.
At all levels in training, elective time and flexibility is available for residents to individualize their education and future goals. Full time faculty members in all areas are primarily responsible for clinical training and supervision of clinical care. Clinical faculties are also responsible for providing supplemental teaching to fellows, residents, and medical students during the rotations.