The Yale Pediatric Resident Experience - Broad Based Curriculum with an Individualized Approach

Our curriculum melds the broad exposure to Children's Health experience at a tertiary Children's Hospital, along with experiences at our community hospitals and our ambulatory settings.  In addition, all of the subspecialties in Pediatrics are well represented in our Children's Hospital and teaching faculty.  What sets us apart from other Children's Hospital programs, we believe, is the opportunity for our residents to establish meaningful and rewarding relationships with our faculty in a direct, one-to-one approach.  This mutual commitment to our professional development and mentorship allows each resident to chart their own path in Pediatrics and create an individualized approach to their education.  Each year we have graduates who pursue careers in primary care, advanced training through fellowship in the subspecialties, child advocacy, community pediatrics, and global health.

Our teaching curriculum is innovative, and is an exemplar of the commitment that our residents and faculty have to the learning process.  We have morning report daily and noon teaching conferences three times/week.  In addition, we have daily outpatient conferences, conferences in our NICU and PICU, a monthly ethics curriculum, monthly resident research conference, and a global health lecture series.  Grand Rounds occur weekly, and are attended by all members of our Department.  Once a week our faculty and housestaff meet for our "Discharge Conference," which is an evidence-based case management conference in which everyone participates and learns.

Given our strong commitment to the latest work hour requirements, we now create video podcasts of each of our conferences so that we can all benefit from these teaching experiences - at the times that are most convenient to us given our varied schedules.  We invite you to check out our conferences on our "Resident Site" by clicking here