We have designed the first year of training (Post-graduate Year-1 or PGY-1) to emphasize the care of the sick child of all ages, allowing our residents to develop expertise in distinguishing the ill from the well child. Supervision is by a PGY-2 or PGY-3 on the inpatient wards and attending faculty members. In addition to inpatient ward and nursery experiences, as a PGY-1 you will spend significant time in the outpatient clinic under the supervision of the general pediatrics faculty where you evaluate acute care walk-in patients, many of whom represent patients seen in an emergency room setting, as well as selected diagnostic problems.
During the first year, our residents begin to develop a practice panel (child health/continuity care clinic), which consists of infants and children who regularly receive their well-child care by you, the resident. Experiences in general pediatrics are further strengthened by a supervisory experience in the low-risk normal newborn nursery.
At the end of the first year, you will be expected to include children with chronic illnesses in the continuity care clinic. For each resident, this offers an opportunity to follow and to provide appropriate pediatric services to patients for three years, simulating as closely as possible the role of the private practitioner. Additionally, an elective opportunity is present in the first year to help you start to pursue areas of interest.
PGY-1 Synopsis pdf