Educational Conferences and Sessions

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 week
  • Multidisciplinary Conferences including Tumor Board, Morbidity and Mortality, and Pediatric Surgery Conference
  • Intern-focused Year Long Conference series
  • Asynchronous Primary Care Curriculum (Johns Hopkins’ PEAC online curriculum)
  • Formal teaching rounds on multispecialty inpatient service
  • Quality Improvement Curriculum series
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morning Report Conference series
  • Intern Report
  • Resident Report
  • Professor Rounds
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club during Ambulatory Block
  • In situ simulation sessions 
  • Monthly simulation sessions and quarterly procedure workshops in Mount Sinai’s Simulation Training and Research (STAR) Center
  • Resident Development Days (yearly – one for each class)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) / Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 

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 Vice Chair for Education, as well as other key faculty members including the Chair of the Department. Residents present and lead discussions on standout clinical cases from our inpatient wards and outpatient clinics. The robust discussion provides learning by working through a differential diagnosis, management challenges, and clinical reasoning. Special Morning Conferences, such as Professors’ Rounds, offer alternative learning opportunities for our residents.

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, and monthly sessions in Mount Sinai’s STAR Simulation Center.

Pediatric residents are also encouraged to choose a scholarly focus. Residents have chosen projects in a range of subject areas including: quality improvement, medical education, global health, advocacy, clinical research, and basic science research.