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 - Acute Illness
  • 1 Unit - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Unit - Term Newborn
  • 2 Units - Required Subspecialty: Infectious Disease and combined Endocrinology/Neurology
  • 1 Unit - Surgery
  • 1 Unit - Community Experience
  • 1 Unit - Elective
  • 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 location 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
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.

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.

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.

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.