Resident education is a priority at our program. We have regularly scheduled education activities, didactics, and case based conferences. The goal of our educational curriculum is to teach our residents strong clinical and problem-solving skills. The curriculum is designed to improve the knowledge base of the residents as they prepare for the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Examination.
Most of our training takes place at the Children’s Hospital at UI Health, a tertiary children’s hospital located in Chicago. Inpatient pediatric care at UI Health includes a tertiary care inpatient ward, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a high-volume normal newborn nursery, and a pediatric emergency department. The Child and Youth Center at UI Health houses our high-volume general pediatric and subspecialty clinics. Our faculty, most of whom are clinician-educators, provide residents with a well-rounded training experience in inpatient and outpatient pediatrics while caring for a largely underserved urban patient population.
All residents are able to personalize their residency educational experience by utilizing our individualized curriculum (IC). In addition to completing the ACGME required rotations residents choose rotations and electives that are specific to their learning and career goals including participating in research projects.