Dept of Pediatrics

Resident Curriculum

PL-1 Year
PL-2 Year
PL-3 Year
Academic Conferences
Scholarly Project

PL-1 Year
During the first year, residents receive a comprehensive education in patient care and management. The goals of the first year are:
1) Competency in medical knowledge and patient management of common inpatient and outpatient pediatric diseases and conditions.
2) Competency in understanding the principles of preventative health care for children and adolescents.
3) Competency in intravenous lines, lumbar punctures, and office procedures

Rotations
4 months Inpatient Ward
2 months Ambulatory
1 month Night Shift (inpatient ward)
1 month Emergency Department
1 month Newborn Nursery
1 month NICU
1 month PICU
1 month Neurology
Continuity Clinic - one ½ day per week

Time Off
3 weeks Vacation
1 week in December

Call
2-3 per month, except emergency medicine and night shift.  Calls are typically 12-14 hours


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PL-2 Year

During the second year the residents receive further training to prepare them to become a supervisory resident. The goals of the second year are:
1) Competency in facilitating the learning of others.
2) Competency in the knowledge, interpersonal skills, and patient care of acutely ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit as evidenced by satisfactory completion of PICU rotation and satisfactory performance of on-call duties in PICU.
3) Competency in knowledge, interpersonal skills, and patient care of children with complex health conditions such as diabetes, congenital heart disease, and developmental disabilities.
4) Competency in knowledge, interpersonal skills, and patient care of preventive and acute care for adolescents
5) Competency in procedures required for PL-2's

Rotations
1 month PICU
1 month NICU 
1 months Elective
1 month Community Ambulatory
1 month Adolescent Medicine
1 month Emergency Department
1 month Behavior-Development
1 month Cardiology
1 month Pediatric Surgery
1 month Endocrine
1 month Night Shift (inpatient)
1 month Inpatient
Continuity Clinic - one ½ day per week


Time Off
4 weeks vacation
3 days of conference time (during non-ward months)
1 week in December

Call
6 during ward months (intpatient, NICU, PICU) 
5 during all other months, except during ER or Night Shift
24 hour calls for seniors, plus 4 hous for transition of care

Other - Ambulatory call for continuity clinic during non-ward months except for ER and Night Shift

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PL-3 Year
The focus of the PL-3 year is one of leadership. The senior residents are the team leaders during 4 months on the inpatient ward and 1 month neonatal intensive care unit. There are also three months of ambulatory rotations to fine tune their general pediatric outpatient skills, learn more about office management, and develop community advocacy skills. The goals of the PL-3 year are:
1) Competency in leadership of inpatient ward service
2) Competency in leadership of NICU service
3) Competency in Community Advocacy
4) Competency in procedures required for PL-3's
5) Completion of all graduation requirements

Rotations
4 months Inpatient Ward Supervisor
1 month NICU
4 months Elective
1 month Community Ambulatory
1 month Advocacy
1 month Emergency Department

Continuity Clinic - one ½ day per week


Time Off
4 weeks vacation 
5 days of conference time (during non-ward months)
1 week in December

Call
5 during ward months (intpatient, NICU, PICU) 
4-5 during all other months, except during ER
24 hour calls for seniors, plus 4 hous for transition of care

Other - Ambulatory call for continuity clinic during non-ward months except for ER and Night Shift

 

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Academic Conferences

A variety of scholarly forums occur throughout the year including:

Grand Rounds - every other week Wednesday morning conferences with many guest speakers on cutting edge pediatric issues.

Interesting Case Conference - first Friday of each month from 7:00-8:00 AM at Toledo Children's Hospital. 

Core Curriculum Conferences- Accessible online via Webex, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime from 12-1pm.  Residents are excused from clinical duties to attend this conference covering all general and subspecialty topics pertinent to pediatric practice.  Lecture topics are chosen to reflect AAP and ABP Content Specifications.   

Morning Report - occurs on Monday. Resident-faculty interactive conference aimed at discussing practical and state of the art diagnosis and management.

Journal Club - once a month a senior resident chooses a pediatric article for residents and attendings to critique. 

Continuity Clinic Conference - once a month a topic pertinent to general outpatient pediatrics is discussed in continuity clinic.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference - once each month a complicated pediatric case is presented and discussed.

Pediatric Cancer Conference - once per quarter a different pediatric oncology case is presented.

Ethics Conference - each month either an ethics case is presented at morning report centered around an ethical issue.

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Guidelines for Resident Scholarly Project
The University of Toledo Pediatrics Residency Program expects that all residents will be involved in scholarly activity. To conduct any scholarly activity requires some basic skills. These skills will be introduced during residency training. These skills include: (1) Formulating a search using keywords; (2) Searching MEDLINE/multiple informational databases; (3) Accessing journals online; (4) Searching the Web – Finding information and assessing its quality/usefulness; (5) Learning presentation skills, including PowerPoint; (6) Learning how to adequately critique the literature/practice guidelines.

In addition, all residents will complete and present in a scholarly forum a project to be selected from the list below. All residents must have a pediatric faculty member as a mentor on their project. This project will need to be completed prior to graduating and receiving a certificate for completion of residency. Progress and ultimate approval of the Scholarly Project will be assessed at biannual Evaluation and Promotion Committee Meetings. Failure to keep deadlines relating to the Scholarly Project will result in failure to be promoted.

The Research Elective will now be reserved for ONLY those residents who plan to conduct a full research project as listed below in Activity #8. Those residents considering fellowship training are highly encouraged to select Activity #8 below.

RESIDENT SCHOLARLY PROJECT OPTIONS

ACTIVITY OUTCOME GOAL COMMENTS
1) Case Report Needs to be submitted for publication to receive credit. Must be done in collaboration with a faculty member. Does not need IRB approval.
2) Case Series Needs to be submitted for publication to receive credit. Must be done in collaboration with a faculty member. Needs IRB approval.
3) Chart Audit/Quality Assurance Project Submit an internal report: Evaluation of the audit to be presented to faculty. Needs a faculty member's involvement and approval. Needs IRB approval.
4) Patient/Community Education Testing and actual implementation of educational material with evidence of outcomes. Needs a faculty member's involvement and approval. Needs IRB approval for outcomes research.
5) Book Chapter or Review Article Assist faculty member(s) who was invited to submit a book chapter or review article for known publication. May only select this option if the faculty member already has an invitation from an editor to submit such work. Does not need IRB approval.
6) Instructional Design Evidence of progress in developing specific curriculum with evidence of outcomes. Assist faculty member. To be done in consultation with experts in education. Needs IRB approval for outcomes research.
7) Community/Health Policy Project Submit an internal outline/document + evidence of implementation in community with evidence of outcomes. Needs a faculty member's involvement and approval. Needs IRB approval for outcomes research.
8) Research 1. Submission of abstract for presentation at local, regional or national meeting, or
2. Submission of small grant proposal.
Collaboration with a faculty member(s) is required. Needs IRB approval.
Last Updated: 6/26/15