Residency: Educational Curriculum
During your three years of training at CHKD, your medical education will be augmented through a variety of didactic and case-oriented presentations as well as opportunites for research and scholarly projects. From hands-on workshops to interactive lectures, our clinical instructors utilize a wide range of teaching tools to optimize learning for all residents.
In conjunction with the revised ACGME guidelines, opportunites are available for residents to customize their curriculum to meet their professional goals and needs.
Morning Report (daily)
An interesting case is presented and a dynamic interactive discussion ensues as residents are invited to ask questions and work through the case. Faculty members from all departments are present to contribute their clinical perspectives and highlight key teaching points.Noon Conference (daily)
Daily didactic conferences presented by our pediatric faculty with a catered lunch always served. Conference topics are selected according to the American Board of Pediatrics curriculum and tailored to enhance resident learning and board preparation through monthly concentrations.Intern Morning Report (weekly)
Hosted by the Chief Residents and the Department Chairman, this conference is focused on the specific learning needs and challenging clinical aspects of intern year.Senior Board Review Series (weekly)
Hosted by the rising Chief Residents, this conference parallels the PREP board curriculum. Board-style questions are reviewed, test-taking strategies are discussed, and key learning points are emphasized.Patient Centered Conference (weekly)
A chance to learn from your patients and families on Friday mornings as they share their stories and unique physical exam findings. Ranging from classic to very rare, cases attract a variety of Pediatric faculty with an intent to discuss, debate, and instruct.Pediatric Grand Rounds (weekly)
An institution-wide Thursday-morning conference attended by residents, fellows, community practitioners, and hospital staff. Guest lecturers from around the world as well as some of our own local experts present the latest in their fields. View Grand Rounds page...Night-time Curriculum (Tuesday & Thursday)
A conference exclusively for residents on the Night Team. After patient hand-offs are complete, Night seniors take charge in discussing interesting and challenging clinical care issues, while als reviewing management decisions via formalized online modules. Night Learning page...Journal Club (monthly)
Exciting changes have been made to the Journal Club format! Residents will use the PICO format combined with the CAT (critically appraised topic) approach to present a journal article of their choice. This confernce meets monthly in the hosital during noon lecture or in a variety of local restaurants. Journal Club page...Morbidity and Mortality Conference (bimonthly)
An opportunity to discuss and analyze the cases that result in morbidity or mortality. These discussions are focused on improving delivery of care and have prompted significant systems-based changes to enable our hospital to provide optimal care to our patients.Code Workshops (monthly)
Resident teams work together in a small group setting to review code management and PALS guidelines. Critical Care Attendings and other Emergency Department Faculty are present as residents practice their skills in IO placement, endotracheal intubation, and other emergent procedures. Through the use of high-fidelity simulation maniquins, our goal for this workshop is to prepare our residents to act proficiently and confidently during code situations. View page...Scholarly Series (monthly)
This lecture series equips residents with the necessary tools to participate and succeed in the scholarly pursuits of their choice. Conferences offer a platform for faculty researchers to share their expertise while fostering residents’ academic interests (Resident Research Handbook).Research Day (annually)
Once a year, the Deparment Chairman organizes a day for residens and facutly to share their research findings with their colleagues. The time is divided into informal poster presentations, study design discussions, and question/answer periods followed by Chairman awards presentations. See last year's photos...