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Weekly Learning Sessions

Morning Report

Senior or Intern Morning Report is held three times a week. This interactive and educationally rigorous session consists of a patient case is presented by a resident team on an inpatient rotation. The goals are to develop clinical reasoning skills and to practice and refine the art of oral presentation and synthesis of complex clinical information. The discussions highlight an interesting diagnosis or management dilemma and incorporate current evidence and expert opinion from participating faculty members.

To Err is Human: Monthly group discussion and reflection sessions during which residents discuss medical errors or problems in communication that may impact patient safety.

Evidence Based Medicine Morning Report: Bi-weekly session led by the PL-3 Teaching Resident. Residents formulate a clinical question from actual cases discussed at morning report, search the literature for evidence, and then lead a discussion regarding their literature search, the evidence, and applicability to our clinical practice.

Senior Safety Rounds: Monthly session during which senior residents discuss recent cases that illustrate principles of patient safety. We discuss the specifics of each case in addition to the overarching principles that help us to improve the conditions leading to errors in patient care. This is a multidisciplinary session, and is attended by the safety team, physicians, pharmacists, and other staff whose contribution is essential to the discussion.

Pediatric Residency Program

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held every Thursday morning. These departmentwide conferences are sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and consist of topics that include a combination of faculty and visiting speakers providing expert presentations of pediatric topics as well as the latest developments and advancement in pediatric research.

Chairman's Rounds

Every Friday morning, one senior resident presents a challenging pediatric case. Residents develop a differential, initial workup, and management. The conference is attended by at representatives from multiple subspecialty divisions and is moderated by the Chairman of Pediatrics. This has become one of the most popular conferences as it allows residents to hear multiple specialty perspectives on difficult cases.

Noon Conferences

These conferences are held three days a week and consist of a variety of topics in the core pediatric curriculum in the format of both didactic lectures and interactive case-based discussions. Residents as Teachers skills, biomedical ethics, EBM, Morbidity and Mortality conferences are also held during these sessions.

Pediatric Residency Program


Board Review

Sessions attended by senior residents and led by the teaching resident, which reviews board-style questions in an interactive format. The topics are chosen based on the content specifications of the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Exam.

Intern Boot Camp

This is a weekly intern-only session, focusing on the specific educational needs of the interns. Interns generate the topics for their own learning. Sessions are facilitated by interns, senior residents, fellows, and faculty.

Nighttime Learning

The resident night team attends two night learning conferences per week. One of these sessions is a morning report style session (“Moon” Conference) led by the senior night team residents and the night hospitalist. The other session takes place in the evening and is attended by faculty, fellows and a member of the hospitalist group. This discussion is case-based and focused on a particular subspecialty or topic.

Emergency Department Educational Sessions

There are dedicated sessions for residents while rotating through the emergency department which focus on emergency department topics and scenarios. These discussions encompass simulation sessions, formal lectures, and hands-on procedural training.

Read about the innovative education opportunities available in the Pediatric Residency Program.  

Last Update
July 26, 2013
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Last Update
July 26, 2013