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PGY-1 Year

The first year of our training program is dedicated to foundational learning.  It is our goal for our first year residents to have clinical and educational experiences across a broad swathe of pediatrics which includes newborn care to adolescent medicine, and from community pediatrics to hospital-based medicine.  The emphasis is team-based care, strengthening medical knowledge, and building clinical experience.


 Rotations (4-week blocks)

 

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Day Team

 2

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Night Team

 2

 NICU

 2

 Newborn Nursery

 1

 Primary Care

 1

 Adolescent Medicine

 1

 Emergency Medicine

 1

 Advocacy and Legislative Pediatrics

 1

 Subspecialty Elective

 2

 Longitudinal Experiences

 

 Continuity Clinic

 One clinic per week

 Child Advocacy and Quality Improvement

 Year round

​ VT Early Learning Collaborative ​Year round

PGY-2 Year

This is a year of significant growth for our trainees where they move into the realm of critical care and begin to take on leadership roles.  They manage the inpatient team and assume supervision of junior learners.  They begin to explore their career goals and create their individualized curriculum which starts in the second year and extends through the third year of training.  The emphasis is on increasing autonomy and leadership, and career exploration.

 Rotations (4-week blocks)

 

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Day Team

 2

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Night Team**

 2

 NICU

 1

 PICU

 1

 Primary Care – Private Practice

 1

 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

 1

 Subspecialty Elective*

 4

 Longitudinal Experiences

 

 Continuity Clinic

 One clinic per week

 Child Advocacy and Quality Improvement

 Year round

​ VT Early Learning Collaborative ​Year round


PGY-3 Year

This year is dedicated to professional development and career planning.  Our residents take on teaching and advisory roles during their third year of training.  They immerse themselves in their individualized curriculum which is self-generated to optimize preparation for the career of their choice.  They work closely with both their personal mentor and career advisor(s) in preparation and securing the fellowship or practice of their choice.


 Rotations (4-week blocks)

 

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Teaching

 2

 Inpatient Pediatrics – Night Team**

 2

 PICU

 1

 Emergency Medicine

 1

 Underserved Primary Care/Global Health

 1

 Subspecialty Elective*

 6

 Longitudinal Experiences

 

 Continuity Clinic

 One clinic per week

 Child Advocacy   and Quality Improvement

 Year round


* Provides for individualized curriculum
** Includes a week of acute care clinic and home call
*** Residents receive 4 weeks of vacation/personal days per year

Call Schedule

Beginning in 2017, based on resident input the program eliminated 24-hour call and moved to 12-hour shifts. With resident wellness also at the forefront of the program’s mission, on-service residents are scheduled for day shifts for any weekend shifts they work. Weekend night shifts are worked by other residents on electives. Every year, the chief resident e-mails all current and incoming residents to ask their preferences for schedule tracks, elective months, and holidays. Residents are also able to trade shifts based on changes that may occur in their personal lives throughout the year.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule is reflective of an individualized curriculum for interest in Nephrology:

Block PGY-2

PGY-3

​ 1

 Inpatient

 Inpatient

​ 2

 PICU

 Medical Director for local camp

​ 3

 Nephrology

 Emergency Department

​ 4

 Hematology/Oncology

 Urology and Ophthalmology

​ 5

 NICU

 Primary Care: Rural

​ 6

 Nights

 Child Abuse Prevention

 7

 Primary Care

 Nights

 8

 Pulmonology

 Inpatient

​ 9

 Inpatient

 Pediatric Psychology

​ 10

 Endocrinology

 PICU

 11

​ External Rotation: Nephrology

​ Nights

 12

​ Nights

 Nephropathology

 13

​ Developmental

​ Dermatology