Noon 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.
Morning Report: This weekly "solve the diagnosis" conference is a case-based presentation given by a PGY-2 resident and moderated by faculty, with the goal of enhancing critical thinking as well as differential diagnoses amongst residents and medical students.
Grand Rounds: A variety of local and national speakers present a full scope of timely, evidence-based pediatric healthcare topics 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.
Social Determinants of Health Curriculum: A longitudinal, multi-disciplinary curriculum embedded in the Y week. 4 cohorts enjoy trainings both within the university and community settings, learning the principles of social justice and equitable care for children and their families.
Resident Research Curriculum: This curriculum includes a series of small group y-week sessions which focus on Evidence-Based Medicine and essential research project development topics. Additionally, residents are required to complete a longitudinal research project (hypothesis-based research, QI, or advocacy) and to present at a local, regional, or national meeting. For more information on department research support for trainees, go here.
Quality Improvement: All residents participate in small group workshop-style sessions during their Y-weeks. Through these sessions, they learn the basics of quality improvement methodology and immediately apply the information to develop and execute a QI-project. Skilled faculty facilitators work with each cohort to help them successfully complete and present their projects.
Well-Being: Unwell faculty and unwell residents can't take excellent care of themselves, their colleagues, or their patients. We build well-being into our culture, first and foremost. If that's not in place, it doesn't matter how many well-being sessions you offer - humans simply do not thrive in a toxic environment. Well-being means holistic wellness - that's why we offer a variety of trainings, sessions, and opportunities (both formal and informal) for our residents to address their well-being sphere in need. Examples include COVID-aware social events, financial seminars, meditation and mindfulness trainings, free counseling and advocacy drives, among others.
Professional Development Lectures: These interactive conferences for residents, fellows and faculty emphasize the essential principles of professionalism, communication, diversity, and ethics as well as address the real-life challenges of medical practice. Providing a safe, interactive forum for shared experiences, generational perspectives, and common goals help us guide one another in our roles as practitioners, colleagues, and educators.