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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Training Schedule

Pediatric training is a progressive experience offering more independence, teaching opportunities, and supervisory roles as the resident proceeds through the program.

Emphasis during the first year is on direct patient care and acquisition of the basic knowledge, technical skills, and competencies essential for the care of newborns, infants, children and adolescents, both sick and well.  The first-year resident is the primary physician on all of the inpatient units and works closely with the third-year medical students assigned to the service.  First-year assignments include rotations on the general inpatient pediatric services, the NICU, inpatient hematology-oncology, the normal newborn service, behavioral/ developmental pediatrics, the pediatric Emergency Department, and an elective.

During the second year, residents function with increasing autonomy and begin to take on a supervisory role.  Second-year residents are senior residents in the NICU and on the inpatient hematology-oncology service or one of the general inpatient services, where they manage teams of interns and students in the care of ill inpatients under the guidance of fellows and attending physicians.  In addition, second-year residents are the admitting house physicians during their “night team” rotation, with back up from in house third year residents and attending hospitalists.  Second year residents also rotate through the PICU and work more independently in the Pediatric Emergency Department.  Second-year residents do an adolescent medicine rotation, a pediatric community health rotation and select from a large number of electives where the focus is on the ambulatory management of pediatric problems in subspecialty and other settings.

The third year is structured to permit the resident to function primarily in a supervisory capacity and to further pursue personal career goals.  The third year typically has several rotations on the general inpatient wards as the supervising senior resident in charge of the service.  Third year residents solidify their training in the NICU and PICU and in the Pediatric Emergency Department.  Flexibility in scheduling remaining electives and opportunities for individualized and away electives, including international electives, help round out the third-year experience and allow residents to tailor their training to their personal career interests.  The third-year resident is also regarded as central to our teaching program, sharing responsibility for teaching rounds and providing consultation to junior residents and medical students.

Sample Current Schedule

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Vac

HO-1

ED

Behav

Inpt Peds

Nwbn

NICU

Inpt Peds

Inpt Heme-Onc

Elect

Inpt Peds

ED

NICU

Inpt Peds

4 wks

HO-2

Elect

PCH*

ED

Elect

Adol

Elect

ED

Elect

NICU

Night Team/ VAC

PICU

Inpt peds

4 wks

HO-3

Inpt Peds

Elect

Elect

Elect

PICU

Inpt Peds

Elect

Night Team/ Day Senior

ED/Elect

Peds Surg

ED

NICU

4 wks

*PCH= Pediatric Community Health


Continuity Clinic

HO-1 1 half day/wk
HO-2 1-2 half days/wk
HO-3 1-2 half days/wk