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Education and Conferences

ClassroomResidents have education time Monday - Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Conferences include:

  • Case Conference: Done during the PGY-3 year. The Case Conference is designed to examine, via case presentations, topics in Pediatric medicine based on current literature and evidence-based medicine. Topics can include, but are not limited to, those involving current practice guidelines, clinical or hospital practice, pathology and histology, medical-legal issues, ethical issues, advocacy, or imaging.
     
  • Chairman’s Rounds: The general format will include a brief case presentation by the resident, including chief complaint, HPI, relevant past medical, family and social histories, and physical exam. The focus will be on formulating a problem list and building a complete differential diagnosis then tailoring it with further information, including labs, consultations, and films. Residents and faculty are encouraged to participate actively. The Chief Residents will moderate discussion, track presentations, transcribe the case for reference, and will have the capabilities to project pictures and radiologic studies.
     
  • Core Curriculum Lecture Series: Select lectures are interactive, hands on, or didactic and will occur during the designated education time. Others have been developed into case-based learning modules to foster self-directed learning. The American Board of Pediatric board content specifications are covered in this series.
     
  • Grand Rounds: Weekly state-of-the-art clinical science presentations by faculty and guest speakers.
     
  • Journal Club: Done during the PGY-2 year. Objectives of this conference are: learn how to formulate a clinical question; learn techniques on searching the medical literature efficiently; learn how to efficiently read a journal article; critically appraise a variety of journal articles; apply above techniques to everyday practice and to continue lifelong learning; develop skills to apply evidence based medicine acknowledging patient and physician values and preferences; actively participate in the journal club discussion. 
     
  • Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Education series: Multidisciplinary conference discussing topics such as palliative care, psychoscial issues relating to dealing with chronic illness, receiving bad news, and death, as well as pain management and care at the end of life.
     
  • Resident Report: Weekly conference facilitated by Chief Residents where each resident presents an interesting case a few times per year. The general format includes a brief case presentation by the resident, including chief complaint, HPI, relevant past medical, family, and social histories, and physical exam. The focus is on formulating a problem list and building a complete differential diagnosis, then tailoring it with further information, including labs and imaging. The presenting resident gives clinical pearls about the diagnosis.
     
  • Academic Half-Day: Monthly Academic Half-Day instead of daily noon conference that week. During this afternoon session, all residents are excused from outpatient and inpatient duties and fellows/faculty provide coverage. Each half-day is a case-based session focused on ABP content for the pediatric board exam and consists of short lectures, small group activities, procedural sills, and board prep questions. Pediatrics faculty as well as faculty from other specialties such as Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Dermatology, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine present at these sessions.
     
  • Frontiers in Pediatric Research: State-of-the-art research science presentations by faculty and guest speakers.