Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a community hospital in Newton, an affluent suburb of Boston. The spectrum of pediatrics at NWH includes the Pediatric Ward, Newborn Nurseries, Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics and the Emergency department. The pediatric resident experience at NWH focuses primarily on inpatient responsibilities. All house-staff operate under the supervision of the patient’s attending physician. Residents provide daytime coverage at NWH; overnight coverage is provided by NWH hospitalists and moonlighters. The team consists of one PGY-2 supervisory resident and one intern, joined by medical students from Tufts University. Many of our own MGH graduates join the Newton-Wellesley community after residency.
NWH Intern Curriculum
The NWH intern rotation is designed to allow interns to learn how to manage common pediatric illnesses in a community inpatient setting. Skills in working with a patient/family population that is often highly educated and knowledgeable are also necessary for this rotation. There is a strong emphasis on the teaching of medical students on this rotation.
NWH Junior Curriculum
The NWH Supervisory Resident rotation is designed to allow junior and senior residents to supervise a team admitting patients to an inpatient pediatric ward in a community hospital. Leadership and supervision skills are paramount for the successful resident on this rotation. Communication and the management of transition to higher level of care when necessary are critical components.