The Sinai surgical residents will rotate in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at DuPont Children's Hospital during their 4th clinical year (alternatively, if required by schedule, the resident may rotate during the final months of his or her 3rd clinical year). The duration of this rotation is six weeks.
The Sinai resident will be an integral member of the Pediatric Surgery team, under the supervision of Pediatric Surgery attending staff and working with experienced Pediatric Surgery mid-level provider(s) and residents from other teaching institutions. (By the time of the first rotation, DuPont Children's may have started a Pediatric Surgery fellowship; in that case, the resident will be supervised, taught and working with that fellow as well.)
The surgical residents will participate in all care rendered to inpatient Pediatric Surgery patients at DuPont Children's Hospital: admission, diagnostic workup, operations, post-operative care and discharge. In addition, the surgical residents will participate in the care/operations of Pediatric Surgery patients during attending office hours.
The surgical residents will attend the following educational activities:
- Morbidity and Mortality conference, weekly
Resident teaching conference, weekly
- Tumor Board, weekly
- Gastroenterology conference, weekly
- Pathology conference, monthly
- Trauma conference, monthly
Pediatric Surgery Clinical Services at Sinai:
In addition to this focused, high-level, high-volume Pediatric Surgery experience, the Sinai surgery resident will be exposed throughout his or her residency to Pediatric Surgery care and cases on the Red Surgery service at Sinai:
The Division of Pediatric Surgery at The Children's Hospital at Sinai provides continuous coverage for infants and children with congenital malformations and conditions that require surgical care in infancy and childhood. Conditions such as neonatal intestinal anomalies, abdominal wall and thoracic anomalies, hernias, undescended testes, appendicitis, tumors, intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux, and disorders of the lungs and chest wall are commonly treated.
The Sinai Pediatric Surgeons have experience utilizing new technologies such as minimally invasive pediatric laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. They have a long-term interest and clinical experience with managing anorectal anomalies, gastroesophageal reflux, and biliary tract anomalies, as well as the surgical treatment of solid tumors in childhood.
Pediatric surgical patients are cared for by personnel dedicated to the care of children. The Children's Hospital at Sinai is a busy regional referral center for critically-ill neonates and children who require care in our sophisticated, state-of-the-art, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
For more information on the role of a pediatric surgeon, resources for parents, detailed explanations of topics in pediatric surgery, and injury prevention, you may visit the American Pediatric Surgical Association web site at www.eapsa.org.