39 Clinical Rotation Blocks

The resident will satisfactorily complete these 39 rotation blocks of training.

(13 blocks/year, 4 weeks each)

Longitudinal Resident Continuity Clinic (36 half-day sessions) at Robert B. Green Outpatient Facility.

Rotation Schedule

PL-1 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Service 2 Blocks
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 3 Blocks
  Hematology/Oncology Service 1 Block
  Pulmonary Service 1 Block
  Subspecialty Service 1 Block
  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 2 Blocks
  Term Newborn Nursery 1 Block
  Endocrinology 1 Block
  Elective Service 1 Block
  Vacation 3 weeks

PL-2 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Service 1 Block
  Hematology/Oncology Service 1 Block
  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Term Newborn Nursery 1 Block
  Adolescent Medicine 1 Block
  Neurology Service 1 Block
  Emergency Medicine 1 Block
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 1 Block
  Cardiology 1 Block
  Electives (Part of Individualized Resident Tracks)* 2 Blocks
  Vacation 3 weeks

PL-3 Rotation

13 Four Week Blocks

  General Pediatric Inpatient Services/Night Float 2 Blocks
  Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 Block
  Emergency Medicine 1 Block
  General Pediatric Outpatient Clinics 1 Block
  Subspecialty 1 Block
  Endocrinology 1 Blocks
  Nephrology 1 Blocks
  Electives (Part of Individualized Resident Tracks)* 4 Blocks
  Vacation 3 weeks
  Child Behavior/Development

Didactics / Curriculum

Regularly scheduled didactic conferences which emphasize active learning are central to the residency experience. Below lists the formal didactic offerings of the program. It does not reflect the daily teaching rounds on the inpatient services, intensive care units, newborn nursery, hematology/oncology service, or the required subspecialties nor does it list conferences associated with the required block rotations in hematology/oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, adolescent medicine, and nephrology. There are weekly or biweekly conferences on most block rotations and on the adolescent medicine service attended only by the resident(s) assigned to those services.


Pediatric Grand Rounds
Continuity Clinic Seminars
UH  Morning Report
Morbidity/Mortality Conference
NBN Lectures
Tumor Board
Development/Behavior Lecture Series
Renal Patient Care Management Conf.
Developmental Disabilities Journal Club
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course
Neonatal Resuscitation Course
Neonatal Procedures Workshop
Evidence Based Medicine
QT IPS Curriculum
Friday Didactics
Mock code/Simulation
Morning Report based on Med Study
Med study offering


Resident Evaluations

Residents are evaluated through a variety of mechanisms that allow for self-reflection and self-correction as part of practice-based learning and improvement. Evaluations are conducted by supervising faculty as a part of each rotation to ensure residents achieve competency and confidence in their clinical skills. As part of the new ACGME evaluation mandate, residents also receive constructive feedback on interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism from parents/patients and nursing/allied health personnel/office staff. Residents are given the opportunity anonymously to review the program and all teaching faculty as well as every rotation. These reviews and suggestions are actively used to improve the curriculum, rotations and overall program quality.

Each resident has a faculty advisor with whom he/she is expected to meet regularly. During these formal meetings, faculty advisors discuss faculty and resident evaluations, ITE scores, general academic counseling, career counseling, and personal counseling. Faculty advisors provide guidance and assist with development and implementation of residents' individualized learning plan (ILP), an AAP career development and tracking tool. Residents meet with the program director on a formal basis semi-annually to discuss strengths and areas for improvement. The faculty advisors and program director maintain an "open door" policy, encouraging residents to share personal or programmatic concerns on an ad hoc basis. Residents are free to access and review the files with evaluation feedback at any time. Confidentiality of information is protected at all times.

360 Degree Resident Report