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PL-2: The Second Year

Rotation Schedule
General Inpatient 2 blocks
Pediatric Intensive Care 2 blocks
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Career-focused Rotation 1 block
Inpatient Hematology/Oncology 1 block
Inpatient Subspecialty 1 block
Elective/Subspecialty 1 block
Ambulatory Pediatrics 1 block
Neonatal Intensive Care 1 block
Adolescent 1 block
Pediatric Surgery 1 block

The second year of postgraduate training expands the content of medical care and provides the opportunity to supervise interns and medical students on the inpatient service. This is in part accomplished by providing two blocks of general inpatient medicine, one of which is night shift.

The second year has greater exposure to acute care medicine. Residents spend one block in the NICU and two in the PICU, giving them the opportunity to integrate pathophysiology with recognition of physiologic deterioration and critical problem solving. One block is spent in the adolescent medicine clinic, where residents receive comprehensive training in issues specific to the care of the teenage patient, including mental health concerns, reproductive health concerns, and the care of transgender patients. Second-year residents also spend one block working with the pediatric surgeons and gain experience in the acute care and outpatient management of common surgical problems. During the two blocks in the emergency medicine department, second-year residents have increased responsibility for patient care.