Educational Program

Academic Half-Day (aka, “School”)

Fridays 8 a.m — 12 p.m.

The core educational experience is the Academic Half Day (aka “School”) and is designed to cover the ABP content specifications over an 12-month period. It allows for interruption-free opportunities to learn utilizing a variety of methods, from traditional lecture based to QI project working sessions to small group breakouts


  • Pediatric Grand Rounds (Wednesdays)

    • Traditional lecture format with invited nationally recognized speakers, department faculty, and resident-led sessions.
  • Morning Report (Mondays and Tuesdays)
    • Varying cases with diverse approaches highlighted
      • Mock scenarios
      • Inpatient and outpatient focused discussions
      • Social determinants
      • Every 3rd Thursday (PGY-1)
  • Board Review (Thursdays)
    • Resident run and specialty specific faculty participation


  • Mock Code (Last Friday of the month)

    • Organized and run by our PEM faculty/fellows
    • Conducted in our institutional Simulation Center
  • Journal Club (Last Friday of the month)
    • Assigned articles discussed with a standardized approach to teach how to review the literature critically
  • Institutional General Competency Lecture (Wednesdays [Summer/Fall])
    • Topics presented that cross through disciplines

Scholarly Activity

  • C.A.R.E. Block (Career, Advocacy, Research/QI, Education)

    • 2-week block during PGY-2 to give dedicated time to progress in any of the above disciplines more deeply

    • Detailed curriculum and resources available via New Innovations

  • Mentor Program

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
    • Required during PGY-3 year. Faculty mentors to aid in content formulation and technical support.
  • Research
    • Opportunities to complete case reports and retrospective studies
    • Mentoring available via Scholarly Activity Committee

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 973-926-7471.