Curriculum

PGY-1 Year

The PGY-1 year establishes basic skills in the six ACGME core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, systems-based practice, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement and interpersonal and communication skills. Residents achieve broad exposure to General Pediatrics through outpatient experiences in Adolescent Medicine, Development and Behavior, Continuity Clinic and the Pediatric Emergency Room as well as inpatient rotations in the Newborn Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the General Pediatrics inpatient floor. These rotations are complemented by inpatient rotations at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where interns are exposed to acutely ill subspecialty patients.

 

PGY-1 Rotations # of Rotations/
Year
# of Clinic Sessions/
Week
Inpatient at Elmhurst 2 1
Adolescent 1 2
NICU 1.5 0
Anesthesia 0.5 2
Well Baby Nursery 2 1
DEC/Community 1 2
PAC/ED 2 2
Inpatient at Sinai 2 0
Vacation 1 0

 

PGY-2 Year

The second year of training allows residents to attain further proficiency with the core competencies, with a particular emphasis on developing leadership and supervisory skills. The PGY-2 resident is expected to supervise interns and medical students while continuing to develop his/her fund of knowledge and patient care skills. During this year, added responsibilities include caring for critically ill children during the inpatient rotations at Elmhurst Hospital Center and the PICU rotation at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The opportunity for call-free subspecialty electives offers the residents a chance to immerse themselves in their areas of interest.

 

PGY-2 Rotations # of Rotations/
Year
# of Clinic Sessions/
Week
Inpatient at Elmhurst 2 1
NICU 1 0
WBN 1 1
PAC/ED 3 2
Electives* 4 2
PICU 1 0
Vacation 1 0

*Hematology/Oncology and/or Cardiology required

 

PGY-3 Year

While continuing to master the core competencies and leadership/supervisory skills, PGY-3 trainees are expected to develop teaching skills, with the goal of becoming an adept educator. The final year of training offers six electives, with an increased emphasis on preparation for the Pediatrics Board Certification Examination.

 

PGY-3 Rotations # of Rotations/
Year
# of Clinic Sessions/
Week
NICU 1 0
PAC/ED 2 2
Electives* 6 2
PICU 1 0
Inpatient at Sinai 1 0
Vacation 1 0

*Hematology/Oncology and/or Cardiology required, 1 elective with call

 

Conferences, Didactics and other Learning Opportunities

Morning report and noon conferences occur daily. Other didactics include Grand Rounds and interdisciplinary conferences with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Orthopedics. Board review sessions, journal clubs and mock codes are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Residents participate in high-fidelity simulation exercises through the Institute for Medical Simulation & Advanced Learning, and also complete Observed Structured Clinical Examinations through the Morchand Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Maimonides Medical Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.