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The Yale Pediatrics Residency Program is designed to combine intensive learning in clinical care settings with supplemental, broad-based didactic experiences. Faculty, fellow, chief and senior resident guided learning at the bedside and in the ambulatory setting form our program's core learning opportunities. Electives and opportunities for concentration in areas such as research, global health, advocacy, quality improvement, leadership and medical education provide opportunities to explore individualized pathways for learning. Our curriculum is carefully evaluated yearly and continuously improved with significant resident input to the review process. A recent innovation for our program was a move to an immersion clinic schedule in which the outpatient experience no longer occurs in weekly continuity clinics but in 4-6 two-week blocks scattered throughout the year, also known as an "x+y" design. The clinic blocks are modeled to resemble a real outpatient practice with a mix of well-child and urgent visits in the same sessions. Likewise, the inpatient experiences are left largely undiluted, allowing residents to focus entirely on their patient panel and inpatient education. Please see our yearly summary schedules below for each of our three years of training. Importantly, each resident receives 4 weeks of vacation, spread over two 2-week periods; an additional 4 days surrounding a major holiday is also given if your vacation does not fall over a holiday.

  • Inpatient Units (22 weeks) (including night float weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Emergency department (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient general pediatrics/continuity clinic (8 weeks)
  • Development and behavioral pediatrics (2 weeks)
  • Newborn nursery (2 weeks)
  • Elective (2 weeks)
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week during ED and elective blocks only, all other continuity clinic time is folded into the clinic blocks)
  • Vacation (4 weeks)