Categorical Pediatrics Curriculum

PL-1 YEAR

General Pediatric Wards3 months
School and Community Health 1 month
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology1 month
Newborn Nursery1 month
NICU1 month
Pediatric ER 1 month
General Pediatric Clinic1 month
Adolescent Medicine1 month
Behavior & Development1 month
Child Neurology Elective 1 month  

PL-2 YEAR

General Pediatric Wards2 months
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology1 month
NICU1 month
PICU1 month
Pediatric ER 1 month
General Pediatrics/Acute Illness Clinic1 month
Float 1 month 
Pediatric Cardiology1 month
Subspecialty Elective2 months  
Additional Elective/Track Rotation1 month

PL-3 YEAR

General Pediatric Wards2 months
Float 1 month
Newborn Nursery1 month
PICU1 month
General Pediatrics/Acute Illness Clinic1 month
Subspecialty Elective3 months
Additional Elective/Track Rotation3 months

1 All resident must complete 4 months of core subspecialty rotations during their training.  Cardiology and Neurology count as 2 of these; the 2 remaining core subspecialty electives must be selected from the "A" list of elective rotations (below).  Additional subspecialty electives* may be selected from either the "A" or "B" lists. 

2 Additional selectives* include required and elective rotations based on the residents' selected "Career Path"; elective Career Path rotations path may be chosen from the "A", "B", or "C" lists.

       *In combination, these rotations comprise the Individualized "Career Path" Curriculum, outlined below.

"A" Electives:  Cardiology, Child Abuse, Child Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Outpatient Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology
"B" Electives:  Palliative Care, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Surgery/Surgical Subspecialties
"C" Electives: Ambulatory Pediatric Selective, Hospitalist Elective, Research Elective, or Additional Inpatient, ED or Clinic Rotations

 


PEDIATRICS INDIVIDUALIZED "TRACKS":

General PediatricsSubspecialty
PGY-2PGY-2
Subspecialty RotationSubspecialty Rotation
Additional GPC/TWCResearch Rotation*
PGY-3PGY-3
Subspecialty RotationSubspecialty Rotation
Subspecialty RotationSubspecialty Rotation 
Additional GPC/TWC*Additional Inpatient, GPC/TWC or ED
Additional ElectiveAdditional Elective
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*Recommended - may substitute with alternative elective                                   *Recommended - may substitute with alternative elective                                   
  
Pediatric HospitalistCritical Care
PGY-2PGY-2
Subspecialty RotationSubspecialty Rotation
Subspecialty RotationResearch Rotation*
PGY-3PGY-3
Subspecialty Rotation Subspecialty Rotation
Hospitalist ElectiveSubspecialty Rotation
Additional PICU or ED*Additional ICU Rotation
Additional ElectiveAdditional Elective
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 *Recommended - may substitute with alternative elective        *Recommended - may substitute with alternative elective       
  • The "Career Paths" are made up of six rotations and provide an individualizable portion of the curriculum, intended to enhance each resident’s pediatric training based on their specific educational needs and interests or to address deficiencies in knowledge and skills expected to be attained during the 30 Core Pediatric Rotations
  • Each path has been developed by a consensus of pediatricians practicing in the field and agreed upon by the Housestaff Resident Curriculum Committee and Faculty Steering Committee
    • Within each path there are required rotations deemed essential to that career path and “selective rotations” in which residents can choose additional Subspecialty or Elective rotations felt to be useful for their career goals, or educational interests. 
    • For each subspecialty there will be a list of recommended rotations to assist residents and their faculty advisors choose rotations best suited to the residents’ career goals and educational needs. 
      • These lists are suggestions, and residents are free to choose other rotations if they would be more educationally beneficial.
  • “Career Paths” may be selected during the second half of the intern year, or anytime thereafter.  Until otherwise specified, residents will be assigned to the General Pediatrics Career Path, in order to assure a broad education and guidance for rotation selection.  Because these are intended to assist residents in rotation choices, residents are not obligated to remain in a given career path, but are free to "switch tracks" if their future goals shoud change.
  •  The Career Paths are independent of the Global Health Track - meaning that participation in one does not preclude the other.  Residents participating in the Global Health Track wil use one of Additional Electives from their chosen career path for their 1 month Global Health Rotation in their PGY-3 year.