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Rotation Schedule: PGY1

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

  • 4 Blocks – General Pediatrics Inpatient Service (Day Shifts for majority of academic year)
    - 1 additional unit of weekend cross-cover shifts starting in late winter
    - +/- Overnight shifts in spring
  • 1 Block – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Block – Term Newborn
  • 1 Block – Acute Illness
  • 1 Block – General Pediatrics Outpatient Service
  • 1 Block – Subspecialty elective (Vacation eligible)
  • 1 Block – Endocrinology (Vacation eligible)
  • 1 Block – Community Experience (Vacation eligible)
  • 1 Block – Pulmonology/Neurology (2 weeks each)
  • 1 Block – Elective (Vacation eligible)
  • Weekly – Continuity Clinic (36 sessions of 1/2 day, 26 weeks minimum)

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.

General Pediatrics Outpatient Service
The resident will be assigned to a general pediatrician in the Sanford Children's MB2 or 26th and Sycamore clinics and spend time in the outpatient clinic setting caring for a combination of the acutely ill, routine well visits and chronically ill patients.

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

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Term Newborn
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. 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.

The resident with spend two weeks assigned to an endocrinologist and a neurologist where they will become more familiar with common pediatric disorders such as type 1 diabetes and seizures.

The resident with follow with the pulmonologists and learn basic management of diseases such as asthma and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.


The resident with round with the pediatric surgery team each morning and then spend the rest of the day in various surgical clinics, including general pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric ENT, and pediatric ophthalmology. Here they will learn pre- and post-surgical management of patients with a variety of conditions.

Community Experience
The resident will conduct site visits to community resources for patients and develop a community health assessment project that will meet a community need, help develop leadership skills, and education colleagues and community pediatricians.

Sample electives include: Allergy, Child Abuse, Genetics, Nephrology, etc.