Pediatric Residency Curriculum

Block Schedule/Continuity Clinic

The academic year has a total of thirteen 4-week blocks. The curriculum begins by setting a solid foundation for the interns followed by opportunities to hone their supervising and teaching skills as they progress in their residency. Teaching students, each other, and even faculty is encouraged and expected.

Continuity Clinic at the Pediatric Health Center, L-5 Pediatrics, or the Cooperman Barnabas Pediatric Health Center is ½ day per week. Beginning in the PGY-2 year, continuity clinic is a full day, except for inpatient rotations. PGY-3 residents may add a second ½ day to individualize their learning to future goals, such as a subspecialty clinic.

Individualized Learning Plans follow the ACGME’s recommendations and, in addition, are very flexible and almost as unique as each resident’s needs.

Overnight calls are mostly handled via the night float system, but some traditional 24 hour calls are required by PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents. The "night float" week begins on a Sunday night for a max of 5 days.

Vacation each year is split into two 2-week blocks. Requests are allowed and our chiefs strive to accommodate them to the best of the program’s ability. Residents also get 5 additional days as Paid Time Off.

Rotation Summary

Floors 6 2 2
NICU 0 2 1
PICU 0 1 1
WBN 1 0 1
Developmental* 1 0 0
Community* 0 1 0
Adolescent* 0 0 1
OPD 1 1 0
ER 1 1 1
Call Free/Research*** 0 0 1
C.A.R.E. 0 0.5 0
Elective (Subspecialty) 1 2 3
Night float - 1.5 1
Vacation 1 1 1

*1st, 2nd, or 3rd year **2nd or 3rd year ***2nd or 3rd year AND call free. Numbers for PGY-1 depend on elective/selective selections.

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