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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 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 at a local, regional, or national meeting. For more information on department research support for trainees, go here. 

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.