Educational Activities - Pediatric Residency

We are fortunate to have incredibly talented and dedicated faculty in our department, many of whom are nationally recognized for their educational expertise.  Although nothing can replace the importance of clinical experience, we feel that sound bites of well-prepared didactics and team-based learning experiences have their place in potentiating education and training. We therefore place a significant emphasis on formal educational opportunities as listed below. Our teaching sessions are a hybrid model of in-person learning and zoom to allow flexibility for residents and faculty.

Pediatric Professor Rounds

Professor Rounds consist of an interactive case presentation, followed by a brief didactic session. These are presented by the faculty, chief resident, residents, or senior medical students and are attended by house staff, medical students, and faculty. Audience participation is encouraged. Each case is linked to a ABP Board Specification and ends with a Board style question. Mondays and Fridays. 

Pediatric Resident Educational Conference Series

This is a comprehensive lecture series designed as a rotating curriculum – with sessions led by a wide variety of faculty, including local community pediatricians and pediatric surgical subspecialists, to provide residents with a wide-ranging education around pediatric topics. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pediatric Board Review

In addition to the Pediatric Professor Rounds described above, we have weekly board review sessions with one of our faculty members.  This series is optional but is well attended and is greatly appreciated by residents. Wednesdays. 

Pediatric Primary Care Curriculum

These conferences take place in resident continuity clinics, attended by each continuity clinic preceptor and resident team. Topics are drawn from a three-year rotating curriculum covering the many aspects of pediatric primary care. Weekly prior to continuity clinic.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds includes a variety of topics presented by our own faculty as well as by many visiting speakers drawn from the national and international pediatric community. They are attended by medical students, house staff, faculty, and many other members of our pediatric community. Wednesdays. 

Evidence Based Medicine Journal Club

With guidance from faculty members, residents present and discuss current articles from the literature, focusing on study design and statistical methods, and an emphasis on studying and adopting evidence-based medicine. Seven morning sessions per year. 

Pediatric Radiology Conference

Monthly multidisciplinary conference attended by members of the departments of pediatrics, surgery, urology, and radiology. Interesting pediatric cases are reviewed by our pediatric radiologists. Inpatient teams on the pediatric unit and NICU also have weekly radiology rounds with our pediatric radiologist to review cases from the wards.

Perinatology Conference

Attended by NICU team, High-Risk Obstetrics team, and Pediatric Pathologist, this conference features Obstetric and NICU presentations of recent deliveries with focus on pathophysiology. Mondays. Residents are welcome to attend fellowship didactics as well.

Pediatric Mock Codes

These sessions are prepared and led by attendings within the divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care. Each block we have a mock code session in the ED for all residents to attend, as well as simulation time for NICU residents to practice code situations.  Quarterly we have longer mock code session, with smaller numbers of resident. These occur in our Simulation Center which features video recording and moderated debrief.

Residents as Teachers

As a pediatric resident in our program you are a Clinical Instructor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and are an indispensable part of the teaching of medical students. Residents interested in medical education are eligible to participate in the Teaching Academy  Additionally, there are ongoing opportunities for teaching seminars put on by GME.

Pediatric sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
UVM Medical Center

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