Didactics

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 students.

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 national meeting.

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.