CONFERENCES

Formal and informal medical education is the crux of residency training.  An integral part of each rotation is an extensive schedule of conferences, rounds and didactic sessions.  Teaching/learning time is protected and topics are based on resident preferences and requests, and also the ABP recommended topics.

 

  Conference

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

   Attending Rounds

 

 

X

X

 

   Case Conference

X

 

 

 

 

   Core Lectures

 

X

 

 

 

   Grand Rounds

 

 

 

 

X

   Morning Report

 

 

X

X

 

   NICU Core Conference

X

 

 

 

 

   Noon Conference

X

 

X

 

X

   PICU Core Conference

 

 

 

   Radiology Rounds (inpatient)

X

X

X

X

X

   Senior Seminar

 

 

 

 

X

   Support Group

X

 

 

 

 

   Work Rounds (inpatient)

X

X

X

X

X

  Journal Club

 

 

 

 

X


Attending Rounds
 are run by both a hospital and community attending physician.  The attending discusses both primary care and hospital topics in a case based manner.  It is a great opprotunity for the residents to get to know the community pediatricians better and to see how cases can be worked up in the outpatient world and transition to inpatient care.

Support Group  is held weekly and is facilitated by a faculty member.  It is a place for residents to gather to discuss the pressures of residency, caring for ill children, balancing work and home demands, and to provide support to each other.  Everything discussed is kept confidential.

Case Conference is held each Monday morning. Chief residents review admissions from Sunday overnight and lead discussions on diagnostic and management questions in these fresh cases. Hospitalist and subspecialty attending physicians lend their expertise to these interactive and engaging discussions.

Morning Report is a clinical case mystery presented by the chief resident with audience participation and a small amount of didactic ending with a PREP question.

Core Lectures are given every Tuesday and they consist of a 2 year rotation of topics that everyone should learn in residency.  These are always led by faculty from each division and sometimes guest speakers.

Noon Conference is held three times a week, with lunch provided.  Conferences include: Morbidity & Mortality, Advocacy Conference, Journal Club, Housestaff Lunch, Palliative Care Conference, Vital Signs (residents meet with the Chair of Pediatrics), Jeopardy Board Review, Professionalism and EBM.  Each senior resident is also asked to give one noon conference per year on a topic of their choice. 

Senior Seminar is held for PL3 and PL4 (Med/Peds). Topics are geared toward preparing for life and career upon graduation (job finding, board review, financial planning, professional development, work/life balance)

Journal Club is held monthly and is a resident-run critical review of current literature. Resident teams select journal articles relevant to the practice of general pediatrics and review these with a faculty mentor and statistician. The residents then facilitate this monthly group discussion where we debate the validity and usefulness of the literature presented.

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