Didactics are held every Wednesday from 2 - 5 PM in the residency suite. We use the American Board of Pediatrics Content Topics in addition to faculty input when developing our curriculum for the year. The residents get a mini-quiz at the end of each 4-week block on lecture content for self-assessment purposes.
Didactics include a 6-session per year evidence-based medicine curriculum.
All PGY-3 residents participate in a Board Review rotation. In addition, board review sessions are conducted during didactics throughout the academic year. The program also provides board review materials support to all residents.
Grand Rounds sessions are held every Thursday morning from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. Grand rounds is given by a faculty member or invited guest. Our residents do a Grand Case Report once each 4-week block. During this case report, the residents have the opportunity to select a case and present it in detail. The audience is an integral part of coming to the diagnosis and the resident has the opportunity to give a short presentation on the disease process or condition of the patient. In addition, each PGY-3 resident has the opportunity to lead one journal club per year, facilitated by a faculty member, during a Grand Rounds session. This is the residents' opportunity to learn to read and discuss the medical literature critically.