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.
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.
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.