Our Training Program
Our training program balances a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient experiences providing residents with increasing levels of responsibility and independence. While we offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning experiences we additionally encourage residents to make choices that foster their individual career paths.
All residents are given protected time to engage in scholarly projects along any one of four longitudinal tracks. Residents choose in their first year between Clinical Research, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement, Community Pediatrics/ Advocacy and the Global Health Track. At the end of the third year residents present their scholarly findings at the Annual Pediatric Resident Research Day and are invited to submit to regional, national and international meetings as well.
Teaching rounds are conducted daily by dedicated teaching faculty on all services, and resident–to-patient ratios are kept between 1:5 and 1:10 in order to optimize resident education. In accordance with the new ACGME regulations, a work system has been structured to provide residents with a desirable balance between clinical experiences and personal time. As a result residents will only spend 4 weeks on nightfloat in each year.