Curriculum

Our curriculum offers the framework needed for training the future primary care practitioner as well as the subspecialist. The broad-based curriculum enables residents to become competent in all areas of general pediatrics. This is achieved through a combination of Clinical Training in direct patient care, and a unique Didactic Education which includes lectures, interactive conferences and resident presentations. We've trimmed non-educational aspects of our program so you receive intense and essential experience.

First Year (PL-1)

The goal for the intern year is to demonstrate competency in the diagnosis, management, and follow up of acutely and chronically ill infants and children. An important aspect of this year is to learn what is normal for each age and to identify children who fall outside of this range. Working closely with senior residents, faculty, subspecialty teams, surgical teams, nurses and pharmacists, the first year residents are exposed to a wide range of pediatric care.

Second Year (PL-2)

The second year of pediatrics training provides increasing responsibility and independence in the evaluation, management, and follow-up of complex patients. This year also provides opportunity to supervise PL-1s and medical students on the inpatient service as well as greater exposure to acute care medicine and pediatric subspecialities.

Third Year (PL-3)

The third year of pediatrics training capitalizes on the residents' sharpened skills and places them in a more supervisory role. The third year resident leads teams on the inpatient floor, the pediatric intensive care unit, the outpatient department, and the hematology/oncology service. This year is balanced with the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to the residents' career goals. A call-free elective month allows residents to seek areas of study at other institutions.