Pediatrics Program Overview



The overall educational goal of the Pediatrics Residency Program is to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that will promote the development of  excellent pediatricians prepared for independent practice in a medical world that is in constant evolution.  


The  residents  are well-trained and become competent in all six ACGME Competnecy Domains such that they  may have a successful  career in either general or  subspecialty pediatrics.   This is accomplished by ensuring  a structured didactic program  taught by faculty dedicated to resident education.  The program   facilitates learning and assists our residents in acquiring information they need to  become knowledgeable pediatricians capable of optimizing  the healthcare of children.    


Regardless of their career path, our graduates will be trained to be advocates for children,  to practice with the highest ethical standards, to provide excellent medical care and to  be committed to life-long learning.




The residency program consists of 36 months of training,  During the PGY1 year the foundational rotations occur and are the same for all residents.  In the PGY2 and 3 years,  the curriculum varies depending on the future career path of the resident.



Nursery 1 month

Inpatient  4 months

Outpatient 2 months

NICU  1 month

ED  1 month

Community/advocacy 1 month

Subspecialty  2 months (pulmonary, gastroenterology, neurology)



PICU 2 months

NICU 1 month

Inpatient 3 months

Outpatient 1 months

ED 1 month

Adolescent 1 month

Developmental pediatrics 1 month

Subspecialty/individualized 2 months--selection based on career track



Inpatient supervisor 3 months

Outpatient supervisor 2 months

ED 1 month

Subspecialty/individualized 6 months --This may include more critical care rotations, creative rotations,   repeat of a subspecialty month at an advanced level or other experiences designed to prepare you for your future career.




                                                            Revised Aug 2017

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