Our pediatric residency training program is divided into core rotations (28 months) and electives (8 months). All residents complete the 28 months of rotations. These include Inpatient Wards, Term Nursery, NICU, PICU, Emergency Department and the General Pediatric Clinic. In addition, certain specialties are core rotations, including Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine and Hematology & Oncology. The remainder of the residency consists of 8 months of electives which are rotations that are individualized and allow residents to focus on their career development. The following link provides a overview of our current resident schedule: Resident Yearly Schedule 2015-16.
In our program, the numbers of months available for electives increases as you progress through residency and look forward to either your practice opportunity or fellowship training. As an intern you will do 12 month of core rotations including adolescent medicine and developmental pediatrics. Second and third year residents have 3 and 5 months of electives, respectively.
There is a wide range of electives available for your specifics interests, including electives in all of the pediatric and surgical specialties. In addition, training in community pediatrics and child advocacy is included in the general pediatric clinic rotations. There are opportunities to participate in research, quality improvement and safety initiatives. Our residents have many opportunities for individual training, from being a team doctor for a junior high team to working with the government affairs group. Some of our residents have chosen to participate in "off-site" rotations such as experiences in global health or working with pediatricians in private practice.