During the PGY-2 year, residents participate in a structured curriculum covering continuity care, and various other essential elements of primary and secondary pediatric outpatient care. Diverse clinical settings are used for the resident to put education into action, all under the supervision of experienced faculty clinician-educators. Residents also participate in specialized multidisciplinary clinics for the evaluation of suspected abuse and neglect, AIDS/HIV, and a variety of selected sub-specialties including pediatric dermatology, asthma and psychiatry. Residents experience neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, in addition to general pediatric inpatient and newborn nursery care. During this year, residents play in important supervisory role in mother/baby, inpatient and neonatal intensive care units.
Our unique School Health and Community Pediatrics Program offers PGY-2 residents additional educational experiences serving as a school consultant and physician liaison with one of our local school districts. This program introduces residents to school and community health issues and shows them how to consult with community organizations and services that provide child health services (systems-based practice).
Residents are introduced to education topics during the Senior Teaching Rotation where they take on the role of teaching and supervision of junior residents and medical students. During this rotation, they are expected to contribute to a quality improvement project.
The remainder of the year is devoted to electives, continued participation in continuity care clinics, and the development and implementation of resident scholarly projects.