This final year of pediatric training allows the resident to further refine his/her clinical skills and judgment in a variety of settings. As a PGY-3 you will serve as the senior resident in charge of the Neonatal ICU; the Red and Blue Teams; and general pediatrics outpatient clinic.
On each of these services, the PGY-3 will be the first-line consultant and supervisor for PGY-1s, junior medical students, and occasionally a senior medical student extern. A second rotation in the PICU occurs in the PGY-3. These experiences give you an opportunity to initially manage a great variety of both common and complex pediatric problems and share in the teaching of junior house staff and students.
Experiences in general pediatrics include a rotation in the Acute Care Clinic, and a rotation in the Emergency Department at UI Hospitals and Clinics. You will continue to add to a growing group of patients in the child health/continuity care clinic. A community rotation in a private practitioner's office exposes residents to issues of practice management and provides further experience in general pediatrics.
Two additional elective rotations will be available with opportunity to pursue additional clinical or research experiences.
All residents are expected to participate in the planning of the resident curriculum. These include responsibility for planning and leading conferences and membership on the pediatric departmental education and clinical affairs committees.
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