Curriculum

Didactic Curriculum

  • Introductory lecture series:
    • Two week block of lectures given by NICU Attendings, NICU Advanced Practice Providers & Pediatric Sub-Specialty Attendings, to provide a solid foundation in neonatal physiology & pathophysiology
  • Weekly educational opportunities throughout the year including:
    • Neonatal Grand Rounds
    • Pediatric Grand Rounds
    • Neonatal Journal Club
    • Fetal-Infant Mortality Conference
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference
    • Pathology Conference
    • Weekly reading assignments are given throughout the residency year

Clinical Curriculum

  • Clinical Rotations:
    • NICU (9 months)
    • Pediatric surgery (2 weeks)
    • Pediatric radiology (2 weeks)
    • Pediatric cardiology (2 weeks)
    • Maternal-fetal medicine (2 weeks)
    • Newborn nursery (2 weeks)
    • Nursing rotation (1 week)
  • Procedural skills:
    • Endotracheal intubation
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Umbilical line placement
    • Chest tube placement
    • Thoracentesis
    • Ventricular reservoir tap
    • Peripheral arterial line placement
    • Neonatal resuscitation
  • On-call requirement: the resident will take in-house call, 5 days per month

Competency 

  • Evaluations:
    • PA residents are evaluated by an attending physician at the completion of each clinical rotation
    • 6 month and yearly evaluations of the residents are completed by the program director
    • Exams
      • Exams are given after each off-service rotation and cover the reading assignments of each specialty
      • 6 month and end-of-year exams are also given to assure progression of knowledge