Educational Experience

Educational Offerings

meetingsMorning Report
Residents present recently admitted cases to peers and faculty to discuss critical thinking strategies for making diagnoses and developing a treatment plans. 

Board Review
These sessions are led by residents with faculty oversight and take place in a variety of formats that enhance learning and interest. The goal is to review topics chosen from the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Examination Content Specifications. Each session will include practice board questions.

Core Conferences
Faculty teach on topics in their specialty using various innovative educational methods which promote resident learning and participation. 

Gen-P Conference
This weekly lecture series is designed to equip residents with the fundamentals of general pediatrics and will include education on issues encountered by general pediatricians in practice, as well as elements of practice management.

JDCH Grand Rounds
Subject matter experts, both local and national, present on a variety of pediatric topics. Emphasis is placed on recent advances in pediatric medicine

Patient First Rounds
Residents will be given the opportunity to understand the importance a culture of safety and quality improvement has in patient care and put this into practice. Residents will participate in root cause analyses, design Rapid Cycle QI projects, and round on patient care units with experts in quality and safety.

Scholarship 101
These sessions are taught by faculty in both didactic and workshop format and will complement the residents’ scholarship sessions during their ambulatory blocks. Topics will include basic biostatistics and research principles, scientific writing, and evaluating scientific literature effectively. Attention will also be given to adult learning theory and teaching methodologies to promote residents as educators.

PREPare
Residents lead discussion of review articles in Pediatrics in Review (PREP).

EBM Journal Club
Residents will present current, evidence-based literature for group review and reflection. In addition to analyzing the content of a paper, education will be provided regarding study design and methodology under the direction of faculty members.

Curriculum

It is our ambition to train residents to be outstanding clinicians by providing strong foundations in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. Individualized curriculum options and close faculty mentorship will allow residents to achieve their future career goals. Graduates will be fully prepared to enter the practice of pediatrics or engage in further subspecialty training and eventually become leaders in a variety of practice settings and enhance the health of the communities they serve.

To enrich the residents’ experiences during clinical rotations, and to prepare them for careers in pediatric medicine that reach beyond the bedside, education in quality improvement, patient safety, practice management, maintaining physician wellness will be incorporated into the curriculum throughout all three years.

The "4+2" Block Schedule
Traditionally, residency schedules have combined both inpatient and continuity clinic experiences in the same block. During inpatient rotations, residents find themselves having to leave their patient responsibilities prematurely to work in the continuity clinic. This can lead to frustration on the part of residents and faculty alike. Our schedule design decreases the conflict between inpatient and ambulatory responsibilities by separating these experiences into separate blocks: 4 week rotation + 2 weeks ambulatory.  Ambulatory blocks include time for research and independent study in addition to continuity clinic, adolescent medicine, and community pediatrics.

Selectives in Pediatrics 

  • Allergy – Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Electives in Pediatrics

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Continuity Experience

Our continuity clinic model is entirely community-based practice. Residents have their continuity clinic experience at one of the most well-known practices in South Florida. Pediatric Associates has provided comprehensive medical care to patients for over 60 years. The practice provides on-site services, such as lab and X-ray, sick care 365 days a year, free support groups, chronic disease management assistance, educational and safety classes and events, all of which residents can participate in.  

During the continuity clinic, residents will foster the creation of a medical home for patients serving as their primary care provider and advocate for comprehensive healthcare. Residents will work directly with a supervising attending in treating patients in the office setting. Additionally, residents will learn the business and practice of medicine directly from successful private practitioners.  Pediatric Associates faculty lead community lectures, provide healthcare guidance to local media, reside on school boards and are leaders within the community. Residents will learn how to provide high-quality, comprehensive care to patients as well as be leaders in their community through this unique opportunity.