CHaD residents have high academic standards and expectations while being supported through a caring and personal learning environment. Residents are expected to play an active role in shaping their own education. We work hard to offer flexibility so residents can pursue their individual learning goals. Residents work closely with faculty, which enables frequent feedback and coaching.
Our residents serve on residency program work groups and committees in the hospital and the community. Involvement in these components is critical, because the voice of our residents aids decisions about our residency program and the future of pediatrics.
Core curriculum by residency year
Our curriculum is divided into two components: the core or required curriculum, and the individualized curriculum. There is some overlap between the two components because we believe that the core curriculum should be tailored to meet the distinct learning needs of each resident. For example, while residents are required to do seven specialty rotations, the choice of which rotations to do depends on the learning needs and career plans of each resident.
Each educational experience block is four weeks in length.
|Ward||3 blocks||1 block||1 block|
|PICU||1 block||1 block|
|Integrated Night Float *||2 blocks||2 blocks||1.5 blocks|
|Nursery||1 block||0.5 blocks|
|Intensive Care Nursery||1 block||2 blocks||1 block **|
|ED||1 block||1 block|
|Ambulatory Clinic||1 block||1 block|
|Community Practice||1 week||1 block||1 block **|
|Pain Free / Anesthesia||1 block|
|Development & Behavior||0.5 blocks
|Adolescent Medicine||1 block|
|Development & Behavior||0.5 blocks|
|Ambulatory Teaching Resident||1 block|
|Inpatient Teaching Resident **||1 block|
|Individualized / Specialty Rotations||3 blocks||3 blocks||3.5 blocks|
Educational experience footnotes
We encourage residents to tailor their experience to best meet their needs, which leads to the design of your own rotations. Residents also have the option of designing longitudinal rotations that occur across more than one block.
* Residents on integrated night float rotations will care for patients admitted to the Ward, Intermediate Care Unit, PICU, and Normal Newborn Nursery, and will respond to the Emergency Department for consults. This team will consist of a minimum of three team members.