The Mount Sinai Pediatrics Residency Training Program offers numerous didactic conferences via a variety of educational modalities across all of our academic divisions, as well as a number based in Pediatric Medical Education.
Key Educational Activities:
- Academic Half Day every other week on Thursday mornings
- Multidisciplinary Noon Conferences including Tumor Board, Morbidity and Mortality, and Pediatric Surgery Conference
- Intern-focused Noon Conference series
- Asynchronous Primary Care Curriculum (Johns Hopkins’ PEAC online curriculum)
- Formal teaching rounds on multispecialty inpatient service (daily except for Thursdays)
- Quality Improvement Curriculum series
- Grand Rounds
- Morning Report
- Intern Report
- Resident Report
- Professor Rounds
- Evidence-Based Medicine Weekly Rounds during Ambulatory Block
- Ethics Conference
- In situ simulation sessions (weekly)
- Resident Development Days (yearly – one for each class)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) / Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) / Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS)
In addition, we have dedicated a number of noon slots to wellness activities such as our monthly house staff forum and intern and resident support group meetings.
A highlight of our didactic program is Morning Report, which often takes the format of a clinical case conference, attended by the program director and the vice chair for education, as well as other key faculty members. Residents present standout clinical cases from our inpatient wards. Pediatric radiology is often present to interpret and teach from diagnostic studies related to the case. The discussion is extremely robust and focuses on differential diagnosis, management challenges, and clinical reasoning. We also mix in additional formats that have proven to be very popular, including recurring professors’ rounds where the tables are turned on the faculty, and an advocacy-focused case and teaching session.
Approximately 15 percent of our three-year categorical training program is dedicated to continuity practice. Our continuity practice curriculum focuses on community and primary care pediatrics as well as focused small group training sessions during block rotations. We use a self-directed online primary care curriculum that is incorporated into the continuity practice. The curriculum covers the full spectrum of pediatric primary care medicine, as well as advocacy and ethical issues.
Residents also participate in our high-fidelity simulation curriculum, which consists of weekly mock codes on the inpatient units, formal training in the Society for Critical Care Medicine’s Pediatric Fundamentals in Critical Care Support course, and a focused medical stimulation (SIM) curriculum where residents design and teach SIM cases integrated into a teaching month for senior resident. One of our Associate Program Directors runs the quality improvement curriculum and projects are designed and carried out in continuity clinic day groups.
Pediatric residents are also encouraged to choose a scholarly focus. Residents have chosen projects focused on quality improvement, medical education, global health, advocacy, clinical research, and basic science research.