Core teaching conferences are conducted by faculty members in the morning from 7:45-8:30am. Residents hand off their pagers to the chiefs during the conference. Conferences are scheduled by the chief residents following a curriculum to cover the complete spectrum of pediatrics over the course of the residency program.
Monday mornings are a formal morning report, lead by the Chief Residents with a PL-1 presenting a case from the in-patient team. Tuesday and Thursday morning reports are core lectures conducted by senior faculty. Wednesday mornings are reserved for our house staff meeting and includes weekly board review questions. Wednesday noon case presentations are done by senior residents during their General Inpatient, PICU and NICU months. Friday mornings are reserved for grand rounds. Monday afternoons are reserved for hands on training in the simulation lab with practical case scenarios and mock codes, under the supervision of PICU and NICU faculty members. There are occasional Friday noon conferences and monthly ethic rounds and tumor boards.
Our former chair and current Division Chief of General Pediatrics, Dr. David Nelson, leads a once a month journal club to discuss some of the latest and controversial articles in pediatrics.
All third year residents participate in a board review course at the end of their residency paid for by the program and receive the infamous, Laughing Your Way to Passing the Boards.