Education/Conferences

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Residents have education time Monday - Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Conferences include:

  1. Chairman’s Rounds: The general format will include a brief case presentation by the resident, including chief complaint, HPI, relevant past medical, family and social histories, and physical exam. The focus will be on formulating a problem list and building a complete differential diagnosis then tailoring it with further information, including labs, consultations, and films. Residents and faculty are encouraged to participate actively. The Chief residents will moderate discussion, track presentations, transcribe the case for reference, and will have the capabilities to project pictures and radiologic studies.
  2. Core Curriculum Lecture Series: Select lectures are interactive, hands on, or didactic and will occur during the designated education time. Others have been developed into case-based learning modules to foster self-directed learning. The American Board of Pediatric board content specifications are covered in this series.
  3. Journal Club: Done during the PGY-3 year. Objectives of this conference are: learn how to formulate a clinical question; learn techniques on searching the medical literature efficiently; learn how to efficiently read a journal article; critically appraise a variety of journal articles; apply above techniques to everyday practice and to continue lifelong learning; develop skills to apply evidence based medicine acknowledging patient and physician values and preferences; actively participate in the journal club discussion.
  4. Morbidity and Mortality: Done during the PGY-2 year. The M&M Conference is designed to examine, via case presentations, the successes and failures in our patient care model, with the intent to decrease medical errors, morbidity, mortality, and/or patient dissatisfaction. Presenters and audience members alike will benefit from the information and discussion shared in these sessions.
  5. Case Conference: Done during the PGY-3 year. The Case Conference is designed to examine, via case presentations, topics in Pediatric medicine based on current literature and evidence-based medicine. Topics can include, but are not limited to, those involving current practice guidelines, clinical or hospital practice, pathology and histology, medical-legal issues, ethical issues, advocacy, or imaging.
  6. Personal and Professional Development: Pediatric Professional and Personal Development, or 3PD, sessions focus on topics that might be more suited to group discussion outside of the traditional didactic format, such as burnout, the impaired physician, and/or dealing with difficult patients. Supplemental curricular tools, articles, book discussions, and self-assessments, may be utilized.
  7. Therapeutics and Toxicology Conferences: Presentations that cover drug selection and pharmacokinetics, as well as toxins and their management.
  8. Grand Rounds: Weekly state-of-the-art clinical science presentations by faculty and guest speakers.
  9. Societal, Professional and Ethical Issues Conferences: Periodic examination of legal, ethical, and fiscal issues relating to the practice of pediatrics.

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