PL-3: The Third Year
|General Inpatient||1 month|
|Pediatric Intensive Care Unit||1 month|
|Night Float||1 month|
|Emergency Department||1 month|
|Ambulatory Pediatrics||1 months|
|Neonatal Intensive Care||1 month|
|Hemato/Oncology Inpatient||1 month|
Our PL-3 year capitalizes on the residents' sharpened skills and places them in a more supervisory role. PL-3s serve as Assistant Chief Resident and lead the teams on the general inpatient floor, the PICU, the outpatient department, and the Hematology and Oncology service. Further enhancement of acute care skills takes place in the PICU, NICU, and emergency dept.
This year is balanced with the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to the residents' career goals. Five elective months are available for a wide range of activities, from greater exposure to the subspecialties, to community practice experiences, to clinical and basic science research opportunities. Research electives are available to all interested residents and encouraged for those pursuing academic careers. A call-free elective allows residents to seek areas of study at other institutions.
A unique and rewarding option for PL-3s is to participate in a 12-month continuity experience providing primary care for Native Americans at the Onondaga Nation Health Clinic.