Our philosophy is that learning is best accomplished by a combination
of hands-on patient experience coupled with didactic
and task-oriented conferences. Our conference rooms
are recently renovated with state-of-the-art electronic
equipment, which allows us to directly visualize data
such as radiographs, videotapes and other media on
the spot. Faculty members can present lectures with
cutting-edge presentation software. Residents are supported
in their attendance of conference, and resident conference
attendance of greater or equal or 60 percent (over
the course of the year) is required.
Schedule of Conferences (Pediatrics):
- Morning Report: Monday and Friday at 8 a.m.
- Case Conference/Grand Rounds: Tuesday at 8 a.m.
- Chairman’s Case Cconference: Wednesday at 8 a.m.
- Radiology Conference: Thursdays at 8 a.m.
- Didactic Core Curriculum: Monday through Friday at noon
Schedule of Conferences (Internal
- Chief's Conference: Monday at 8 a.m.
- Journal Club/Clinical Skills: Tuesday at 8
- Morning Report: Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.
- Physical Diagnosis Rounds: Thursday at 8 a.m.
- Intern's Conference: Monday at noon.
- Grand rounds: Thursday at noon.
- Didactic core curriculum: Tuesday and Wednesday at noon.
(Additional conferences include subspecialty grand rounds, emergency medicine/internal
medicine conference, Graduate Medical Education Series, tumor board, morbidity
and mortality conferences, clinico-pathologic conferences (IM) and interdisciplinary
primary care rounds.)
Morning report is an open conference that focuses on the assessment and management
of interesting patients admitted during the previous few days. Faculty, residents
and students all are encouraged to participate in the discussion, which is moderated
by the chief resident.
A senior level (PL-2 or PL-3) resident will present an interesting case as an
unknown. Faculty, residents and students are encouraged to participate in the
discussion in order to develop a comprehensive differential diagnosis and management
plan. Once the diagnosis is disclosed, the assigned resident will give a brief
discussion of a salient or unusual aspect of the case. The department Chair or
Vice Chair will provide additional comments/moderation of the discussion.
Throughout the year, conferences held at noon provide the opportunity for faculty,
residents and guest speakers to present a coordinated curriculum to residents,
medical students and other health professionals. Each spring, a series of board
review sessions are provided.
Inpatient pediatric teams have additional conferences with pediatric subspecialties
and radiology. Monthly housestaff meetings allow residents the opportunity to
meet with the program director and chief residents.
Residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing projects and to develop
their own areas of research interest under the supervision of a faculty member.
The pediatrics department sponsors an annual award for the best research by
a resident, and pediatric grand rounds each spring are devoted to presentations
of the research conducted by residents and fellows.
Scholarly activity and knowledge are encouraged and strengthened by resident
participation during training. In keeping with this focus of training, residents
are required to participate in the following activities during their training:
• Presentation of an evidence based conference
• Submission of a case report or abstract
• Case conference presentation