Second Year

Doctor with baby and dad

The second year of our program provides residents with further experience in a number of pediatric subspecialty areas, including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, and adolescent medicine. During these busy outpatient months, residents see patients in clinic, provide consultative services for the hospital, and participate in procedures. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in specialized educational conferences, research, and multidisciplinary discussions.

Second year residents also gain further experience caring for our sickest patients in the pediatric and neonatal critical care units, and working with junior residents and medical students in a supervisory role on the inpatient floors and in the general pediatrics clinic.

To experience pediatrics outside a large, university-based academic center, our residents spend one block learning at a local private general pediatrics practice, and another at an urban children’s emergency room. Travel and lodging are provided by the program.

Many residents use the second year to hone their interests and determine their future career path. Our Career Selective rotation provides a mentored opportunity to design a rotation with clinical, educational, administrative, and research experiences in each resident’s field of interest. Another elective can be used to further this interest or pursue other learning goals.

Below is a typical second year schedule. Each block is 4 weeks long. Please see this page for further rotation descriptions.

Senior Night Team
NICU Bay 1
PICU (2 blocks)
Blank ETC
Community Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine
Cardiology Clinic
Neurology Clinic
Allergy/Pulmonology Clinic
Gen Peds Acute Care Clinic
Career Selective