The three year curriculum in the Department of Pediatrics focuses on the evaluation and care of the sick child, infant, and adolescent, the comprehensive care of the child and adolescent with chronic disease, and the care of children and adolescents in a primary ambulatory setting. A highlight of the program is a weekly continuity of care clinic where the houseofficer can follow patients for the entire three year training period. This clinic is organized into medical teams to ensure continuity of care with a supervising faculty member, residents at each level of training and a pediatric nurse practitioner.
A full range of pediatric subspecialties complement the strong general pediatric experiences. Subspecialty physicians are responsible for clinic care, research and resident teaching activities.
Full time faculty members are primarily responsible for clinical training and the supervision of clinical care. Clinical faculty from the community and pediatricians in subspecialty fellowship programs provide supplemental teaching and supervision. The training program strives to emphasize primary contact between the residents and the full time faculty to foster cooperative decision making and primary patient care responsibility by houseofficers.