Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

Pediatrics - PGY1

Rotation Schedule: PGY1

(1 unit = 4 weeks; 13 units/academic year)

  • 4 Units - General Pediatrics Inpatient Service
  • 1 Unit - General Pediatrics Outpatient Service
  • 1 Unit - Emergency Medicine
  • 1 Unit - Acute Illness
  • 1¬†Unit - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Unit - Term Newborn
  • 1 Unit - Required Subspecialty
  • 1 Unit - Procedures Experience
  • 1 Unit - Community Experience
  • 1 Unit - Elective
  • Weekly - Continuity Clinic (36 sessions of 1/2 day; 26 weeks minimum)
Rotation Expectations, Goals and Objectives

General Pediatrics Inpatient Service
The resident is expected to perform a comprehensive evaluation of patients; write admission orders; write admission progress notes; and discuss patients and management plans with the supervising resident and the patient's attending physician in a timely manner. Learn more.

General Pediatrics Outpatient Service
The resident will be assigned to a general pediatrician in the Sanford Children's MB2 location and spend time in the outpatient clinic setting caring for a combination of the acutely ill, routine well visits and chronically ill patients. Learn more.

Emergency Medicine
The resident will learn the importance of immediate recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury. The importance of directing patients to a source of follow-up care in or out of the hospital will also be emphasized. Learn more.

Acute Illness
Residents are responsible for the initial evaluation and management of patients in the urgent care setting. Learn more.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The NICU is a demanding inpatient rotation that requires the resident's full attention. The resident is part of teaching team which consists of an attending neonatologist, lead nurse practitioner, patient care nurse practitioners and others. Learn more.

Term Newborn
While in the nursery, the resident is responsible for completing and documenting the admission H&P, admission orders, daily progress notes and interim examinations and the discharge orders and examination. Learn more.

Procedures Experience
The resident works with a pediatric anesthesiologist to become familiar with procedural guidelines regarding drugs commonly used in pediatric anesthesia, recognition of difficult airways and treatment of laryngospasm and bronchospasm. Learn more.

Community Experience
The resident will develop a 3-year project that would meet a community need, help develop leadership skills and educate colleagues and community pediatricians. Learn more.

Sample electives include: Endocrinology; Genetics; Hospital Medicine

Continuity Clinic
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Journal Club
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