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Pediatric Residency - Clinical Experience

Postgraduate Year 1

Intern year is primarily dedicated to the inpatient experience at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, where, under the supervision of senior residents and attendings, interns serve as the central clinicians. The three inpatient floors are divided by age group and subspecialty, offering a unique learning environment for interns to manage a variety of both common and complex pediatric disease processes, as they occur, at different developmental stages. 

In addition to the inpatient experience, intern year consists of a variety of outpatient experiences, including a month of Behavior & Development, and an elective month dedicated to a subspecialty of each intern’s choice, as well as rotations through subspecialty clinics. One afternoon each week, every resident participates in his or her continuity clinic. 

Interns spend a month in both the well baby nursery and neonatal intensive care unit at Jack D. Weiler Hospital within the Einstein Division.  While at Weiler, interns learn and practice neonatal resuscitation skills, attend deliveries and become familiar with the management of common problems in the NICU, as well as healthy newborn care.  

Clinical Experiences

Blocks (4 weeks, Total 13)

Well Baby Nursery

1 (+ up to 1 month of cross covering)

NICU

1

CHAM 6: Adolescent

1-2

CHAM 8:  Infants and Cardiology

1-2

CHAM 9: Children & Heme/Onc

1-2

Behavior and Development

1

Emergency Department

1 (+ cross covering)

Elective

1

Outpatient Clinics

0-0.5

Jeopardy

0.5-1

Vacation

1

Postgraduate Year 2

Using the knowledge base established during intern year, the PGY-2 year is devoted to cultivating skills for independent clinical decision making, team leading and teaching. On inpatient floors, PGY-2’s act as supervising residents, conducting rounds and guiding interns through patient management.  Juniors also spend time in the PICU, gaining exposure to critically ill patients. A crucial component of the PGY-2 year is increased elective time, which provides residents with the opportunity to explore their personal interests in the pediatric sub-specialties, general pediatric private practice and research.

Clinical Experiences

Blocks (4 weeks, Total 13)

PICU

1

NICU

1

CHAM 6: Adolescent

0-1 ( + cross covering)

CHAM 8:  Infants and Cardiology

0-1  (+cross covering)

CHAM 9: Children & Heme/Onc

0-1 (+ cross covering)

Hematology/Oncology

1  (2 weeks inpatient/2 weeks outpatient)

Emergency Department

0.5 - 1 (+ cross covering)

Elective

4

Outpatient Clinics

1-2

Jeopardy

0.5

Vacation

1

Postgraduate Year 3

Senior residents work to hone their teaching and mentorship skills in the supervisory role on both the inpatient floors and intensive care units. Seniors are also responsible for managing patients on the inpatient Cardiology ward.  There is continued elective time along with a four-week call-free elective  in which residents have the opportunity to explore a variety of interests, including global health experiences, continued research, or hospitalist and private practice medicine.

Clinical Experiences

Blocks (4 weeks, Total 13)

PICU

1

NICU

1

CHAM 6: Adolescent (teaching resident)

0-0.5

CHAM 8: Cardiology

0.5-1 (+ cross covering)

CHAM 9: Children & Heme/Onc

0-1 (+cross covering)

Emergency Department

1 - 2 (+ cross covering)

Elective

3-4

Call Free Elective

1

Outpatient Clinics

0.5-2

Jeopardy

1

Vacation

1