Elective / Apprenticeship
Sinai Hospital has an active Pediatric Surgery service; but to enhance certain aspects of this experience (complex neonatal surgery, pediatric trauma, pediatric organ transplantation, adolescent bariatric surgery) the residents (PGY III) will rotate at the Alfred I duPont Children’s Hospital as an integral member of the Pediatric Surgery team.
The duPont Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the state of Delaware and also serves the populations of the Eastern Shore (Maryland) and New Jersey. The Pediatric Surgery Service cares for neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a variety of problems including congenital, neoplastic, infections and trauma, and organ failure. The Division of Pediatric Surgery performs over 1,400 operative cases per year, which include minimally invasive and adolescent bariatric surgery and pediatric organ transplantation.
The rotation will provide additional educational experience to the Sinai residents in the form of pediatric surgery specific M&M conferences, resident teaching conferences, pediatric tumor board, pathology and gastroenterology conferences and a monthly pediatric trauma conference. Dr. Kirk Reichard, the clinical director, before joining duPont Hospital, was a long-standing faculty member at Sinai and received numerous citations for his excellence in resident teaching. The division has an established track record of resident education (Jefferson University System) and the residents will participate in a comprehensive syllabus.