First-year residents serve as the child’s primary physician. Training during the first year emphasizes the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Additionally, acquisition of basic skills in technical procedures is stressed.
- Inpatient wards
- Outpatient clinic
- Newborn nursery
- Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
- Pediatric Emergency Department
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Service
Second-year residents make the transition to supervisors for both medical students and first-year residents during their ward months. They are primarily responsible for emergency room consultations and overseeing inpatient admissions. Elective opportunities allow additional subspecialty experience in the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center.
The third-year resident has inpatient and outpatient senior resident roles and abundant elective time. The senior resident has primary teaching responsibilities for the medical students, while they continue to acquire more complex medical and technical skills. The PGY-3 serves as the supervisor in the outpatient clinic and takes calls in the PICU, while also serving as the overnight ward (or inpatient) supervisor.
Participation in daily teaching rounds and didactic conferences is an important component of all three years of residency training.
After the first year of residency, residents choose one of three tracks.
- Primary care track
- Subspecialty track
- Procedure-based/inpatient track