In 2015, we initiated an exciting change in our block scheduling. Known as an "ambulatory immersion schedule" or, at Yale, 4+2+2, this method of scheduling allows our residents to spend uninterrupted time in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
The Yale Pediatric Diversity Council is an organization comprised of a group of residents, with the support of the pediatric faculty, who seek to promote diversity and inclusivity within Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.
In 2008, our residents together with our faculty began working toward the creation of a Global Health Track to incorporate education, service, research and collaboration into the residency curriculum. This project came to fruition in the summer of 2009, and we are proud to have this fully funded program completely integrated into our educational curriculum and available to all of our housestaff.
Offered as an option to PGY2 and PGY3 residents, our Group Well Child care model allows a resident to recruit a cohort of 4-8 newborns born at about the same time and to follow this cohort for well child visits for the first year of life.
- In 2016, we launched a new curriculum designed to engage our residents in exploring the ways in which our patients' health is determined by the communities in which they live: their families, neighborhoods and cultures.
In the fall of 2013, the first pediatric Hispanic clinic in Connecticut was created at Yale New Haven Hospital by Dr. Marietta Vázquez and 3 pediatric residents. This clinic (Y-CHiC-- acronym for the Yale-Clinic for Hispanic Children or Yale- Clínica Hispana para Chicos) is a culturally and linguistically competent primary care for children ages 0-12 months and their families.
In our children's hospital, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the care that we deliver to our patients, and our residents have taken a leadership role in this effort.
- The Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic, a resident initiated project, is a partnership between the Yale Pediatric Residency Program and Integrated Refugee and Resettlement Services of New Haven. This optional experience for residents provides comprehensive assessment and on boarding into medical care for children newly in the US.
- Y-HEALAR is a collaboration between Yale healthcare providers and trainees and local organizations that strives to improve health education among New Haven refugee and asylee populations.