Our pediatrics inpatient services are run exclusively by our family medicine residents in conjunction with our full-time Pediatric faculty and other local pediatric attendings and specialists.
We have on-site, full-time, board-certified pediatricians available on our faculty including a pediatric intensive care experience with full-time pediatric intensivists.
The program also includes:
- Daily didactic teaching sessions are done by our faculty and consultants.
- Joint Pediatric imaging review with Radiology Dept
- Pediatric mock code and rapid response review cases
- Multidisciplinary rounds (SW, Nursing, PT/OT/ST, Pharm, Dietician)
- High-quality subspecialty lectures on in-pt peds
- Newborn Service:
- Staffed by our Pediatricians and Family Medicine faculty with daily multidisciplinary rounds (SW and Nursing)
- Active use of newborn resuscitation skills at the warmer at the time of birth
- NICU rotation for added expertise in the management of challenging newborn situations.
- Our own large-volume outpatient pediatric clinic is staffed by both our Pediatric and Family Medicine faculty and located in our state-of-the-art outpatient facility.
- In addition to a regular pediatric clinic population residents learn how to manage children with complex physical and developmental issues, manage chronic health problems, and manage NICU graduates as they transition to community living.
- Peds Asthma clinic learning experiences in the intern year
- Rotations with private community pediatric attendings.
Other learning opportunities:
- Pediatric procedures on in-pt and out-pt services
- Peds in-pt uses a Sub-Attending curriculum to encourage senior residents to transition to the roles of leadership with oversight with mid-levels, learning how to "precept" medical students and interns, and learning to incorporate point-of-care research into daily practice
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training provided by the residency program.
- Advanced Pediatrics training - our hospital system is the local burn hospital; Inpatient Peds ICU work often involves consults on Peds burn patients
Our Pediatrics training goals for our family medicine residency graduates is to provide high-level pediatrics training in order to produce competent, confident, and comfortable graduates who will take that Pediatrics training and use it to serve and care for their future practice population no matter where their personal and professional trajectory takes them.