Curriculum

There are thirteen four-week rotations each year. Curriculum development is guided by the Curriculum Subcommittee (within the Program Evaluation Committee) which acts by facilitating feedback from residents on curriculum issues and program direction. Its members include residents, faculty, and a community pediatrician. Curriculum changes are based on the program’s educational goals and guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Rotations

Service Period of Assignment Frequency of Night
Coverage
First Year
Inpatient Wards Days/Nights 5 rotations Shift assigned as either days (up to 12 hours) or nights
Electives 2.5 rotations None
NICU 2 rotations 1 week
Development or Adolescent 1 rotation Back-up call
Advocacy 0.5 rotation None
Cardiology Selective 1 rotation None
Newborn Nursery 1 rotation None
Second Year
Hem/Onc & Rheum/Immuno 1-2 rotations each for a total of 3 1 week
Electives 2.5 rotations None
Peds After Hours & Acute Care Clinic 2 rotations Occasional at-home call
Advocacy 0.5 rotation None
Development or Adolescent 1 rotation None
Emergency Medicine 1 rotation Balanced with day and evening shifts
Newborn Nursery 1 rotation Occasional at-home call
NICU 1 rotation 1 week
PICU 1 rotation 1 week
Third Year
Inpatient Wards – Day Supervisor 1-2 rotations None
Inpatient Wards – Night Supervisor 1-2 rotations 2 weeks
Electives 5 rotations None
Emergency Medicine 2 rotations Balanced with day and evening shifts
Peds After Hours & Acute Care Clinic 1-2 rotations Occasional at-home call
PICU 1 rotation 1 week