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Residency: Faculty Instruction and Supervision

Dr. David Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, draws a diagram of a heart.

Full-time faculty provide direct supervision and teaching to interns and residents during rounds, lectures, clinics and conferences. Formal teaching rounds are held daily on each service. Three times weekly, x-rays are reviewed in Radiology Conference with housestaff and attending physicians. In addition, faculty help create interactive online courses on the Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics eLearning site.

The ward service is attended by full-time faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics. The subspecialty rotations are directed by one or more full-time staff members who maintain very close daily supervision of residents assigned to that particular service. Subspecialty rounds and conferences are conducted daily by each service.

Close supervision and excellent, readily available instruction are an integral part of all services. This is true in the pediatric emergency department and ambulatory care clinics as well. Subspecialty fellows serve as teachers/consultants rather than primary care managers.