There are two dedicated resident teaching conferences daily.
Core Conferences: In the summer, we focus core conferences on pediatric emergencies and the most essential topics for new interns. The fall-spring conferences cover a broad range of pediatric topics that are designed to augment the clinical experiences of residency and prepare trainees both for the care of patients and the board certification examination. Core conferences occur Monday through Friday at noon. Once per week, the core conference is "Chief of Service Conference" devoted to a multi-disciplinary case discussion by faculty about a recent patient whose case is presented by a resident. Conferences are led by faculty except for every other Wednesday when the conference is designed and led by our Ward Teach senior resident.
Case Conferences: We have three case conferences each week on Monday, Thursday and Friday. These conferences are focused issues and learning opportunities presented by the patients actively being cared for on the Wards. They are led on Monday and Friday by our Ward Teach senior resident. On Thursdays, interns and students present their patients to pediatric radiologists who review all radiology from the past week.
Grand Rounds: Grand rounds are held weekly on Tuesday mornings in the O'Keefe Auditorium. Several times each year, senior residents present "Cases from the Wards", in depth grand rounds presentations based on a patient they have cared for during the preceding year.
ICU Conferences: The NICU and PICU faculty lead intensive care conferences each week that focus on key intensive care topics immediately relevant to the ICU teams.
Longitudinal Curriculum Workshops: The intern class meets weekly on Thursdays from 9-12 for an intern curriculum in advocacy, community pediatrics, quality improvement and personal and professional development. PGY-2 residents meet weekly on Tuesdays from 9-12 for workshops in ambulatory pediatrics and two tracks of workshops based on long term career goals of general pediatrics and subspecialty pediatrics.
Subspecialty Conferences: While on subspecialty elective rotations, residents attend all division-specific conferences related to that specialty. Schedules vary.
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