Curriculum: Primary Training in Pediatrics

The schedule consists of 12 4-week blocks.

Year 1

Block 1 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 2 Pediatric Anesthesia
Block 3 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Block 4 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Block 5 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 6 Adult Emergency Department
  • Become familiar with the evaluation and stabilization of patients with chest pain.
  • Review ACLS protocols.
  • Become familiar with common adult problems seen in the ED and be able to evaluate and stabilize patients with these problems.
  • Evaluate and treat common gynecologic problems.
  • Act as a resource to physicians in the adult ED concerning the treatment of pediatric patients.
  • Review cases and give a presentation for the Department of Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference.
Block 7 Adult Emergency Department
Block 8 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 9 Research
  • Complete at least one original research project.
  • Ideally, present results from original research at a national meeting.
  • Participate in ongoing research seminars, monthly research forums, and journal club meeting of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Participate in the writing of a research grant proposal.
  • Attend one national professional meeting per year.
  • Become familiar with fundamental concepts of study design, epidemiology, biostatistics, scientific writing, research paper presentation, and grant proposal preparation.
  • Become familiar with the function fo the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.
  • Complete the online course, CITI Collaborative IRB Training Initiative to gain familiarity with the ethical conduct of research projects and the protection of human subjects.
Block 10 Pediatric Surgery
Block 11 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 12 Research

Year 2

Block 1 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 2 Adult Emergency Department
Block 3 Pediatric Orthopedics
Block 4 Toxicology
Block 5 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 6 Research
Block 7 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 8 Child Abuse Ref. & Eval.
Block 9 Ob/Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 10 Research
Block 11 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 12 Research

Year 3

Block 1 Research
Block 2 Research
Block 3 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 4 Research
Block 5 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 6 Research
Block 7 Research
Block 8 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 9 Research
Block 10 Pediatric Emergency Department
Block 11 Research
Block 12 Pediatric Emergency Department
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