Core Conferences – Every week, faculty lead
interactive conferences that follow an outlined board-preparation
curriculum. The interactive format encourages resident engagement and
enhances retention of the material covered.
Inpatient Report – This weekly conference is a
case-based presentation given by a PGY-2 resident and moderated by
faculty, in order to to spark discussion amongst residents and medical
Grand Rounds – A variety of local and national
speakers present important and often cutting edge topics of interest to
pediatric residents, students, staff, and community providers.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference – Noon
conference for residents and faculty to discuss difficult cases in
order to review systems-based improvements to enhance patient care.
P.U.M.P. Pathway – The P.U.M.P.
pathway (Pediatrics in Underserved and Marginalized Populations) is an
optional pathway that is offered to residents who wish to further their
understanding of the care of the underserved and culturally-marginalized
populations abroad and in our own community. Global health topics are
presented to all residents during noon conferences, and those residents
seeking more opportunities to learn can join the pathway to better
tailor their educational experiences.
Academic Afternoon – Each academic year, there are
four dedicated afternoons to cover various topics, spanning multiple
specialties. Sessions from the 2017-2018 year included Neonatal
Resuscitation, PICU Simulated Sessions, Mental Health, and
Communication. All residents are excused from clinical duties to attend
these unique didactic opportunities.
Resident Research Curriculum – This curriculum
includes a series of noon conferences which teach Evidence-Based
Medicine topics, Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies, critical
appraisal of articles, and research study design. Residents complete a
QI project during their intern year. Additionally, residents are
required to complete a longitudinal research project (hypothesis based
research, QI, or advocacy) and to present it at a local, regional, or
Professional Development Lectures – These
conferences emphasize the essential principles of professionalism,
address the real-life challenges of medical practice, and guide
residents into their roles as medical educators. Led by the program
director or an associate program director.