Noon conference is a core component of the didactic curriculum. Lectures are given by faculty as well as guest speakers from different disciplines. Core lectures (i.e., fluid and electrolytes, anemia, antibiotics, etc.) are covered on a yearly basis, and other topics are covered on a rotating one-and-a-half to two-year cycle. This daily conference provides a wonderful educational opportunity for residents in an active setting.
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Our chairman, Dr. Joseph Wiley, moderates this popular weekly conference attended by faculty and house staff alike. Patients with interesting diagnoses or who have presented with diagnostic dilemmas are the focal points of this conference. Residents actively participate by presenting the selected cases along with a short discussion of the topic of interest. This conference stimulates exciting discussion among participants ranging from patient presentation and diagnosis to treatment/management. This conference is designed to facilitate and promote academic interaction between house staff and faculty and includes care from all inpatient, ICU and outpatient venues.
This monthly conference provides a forum for discussion of psychosocial dynamics of patients and their families. Each month a different service is responsible for facilitating psychosocial rounds (i.e., PICU, NICU, ED). Topics of discussion have included child abuse, death and dying, and ethical dilemmas in the care of chronically ill children.
This lively and interactive case based conference is attended by 3rd year residents and offers the most senior learners a chance to explore clinical conundrums with the chairman.
Family Centered Rounds
Family centered rounds are an important part of patient care. They take place every morning on inpatient services. The interdisciplinary team of caregivers share information, at the patient’s beside, so they can work effectively as a team. The rounds include the patient, family, nurses, physicians and additional health personnel relevant to the particular patient.
All residents must participate in a scholarly activity during their training. Research projects may involve basic or clinical research, advocacy, or epidemiological studies; the interests, needs and capabilities of individual residents regarding research vary widely. In the spring of the PL-3year, the results of the project are presented at the annual Scholarly Activity seminar to the entire faculty/residency complement. An award is presented to the highest rated project.
Annual educational full day event for residents, students, faculty and community affiliates. Recent topics have included, Cultural Competency, End of Life Issues in Pediatrics, and Professional Development. This monthly conference focuses on discussion of the morbidities, mortalities and transfers within the Department of Pediatrics. Residents present relevant cases which are reviewed by a number of different specialists, including pathologists.
The highlight of this weekly conference are the distinguished speakers from major academic centers who speak on contemporary issues in pediatrics.
During the NICU and Full-term Nursery rotations, residents participate in this weekly collaborative conference with the Department of OB/GYN. The two services alternate weeks presenting cases and followup in order to correlate prenatal complications with postnatal outcomes. In addition to obstetricians and neonatologists, a geneticist is usually on hand to facilitate the discussion.