Individualized Curriculum

At UIC, we utilize the individualized curriculum (IC) to assist residents in meeting their education and career goals during their pediatric residency. As part of each resident’s IC, they have the opportunity to select at least 6 educational experiences that will aid in their learning and career goals. Selection of electives and development of the IC is done via guidance from the resident’s advisor as well as during semi-annual meetings with the program directors.
Each year residents have the opportunity to choose from both core and non-core electives, Prior to graduating residents will have completed 8-10 elective experiences.

Electives

Core:
· Allergy/Immunology
· Cardiology
· Dermatology
· Endocrinology
· Gastroenterology
· Genetics
· Hematology/Oncology
· Infectious Disease
· Nephrology
· Neurology
· Pulmonology
· Rheumatology

Non-core:
· Anesthesiology
· Breastfeeding Medicine
· Child Psychiatry
· International/Global Health
· Ophthalmology
· Parenting
· Research
· Sports Medicine
· Sleep Medicine

Sub-fellowship elective:

During the PGY3 year, residents can choose to participate in a sub-fellowship elective. This month allows the resident to serve in a more fellow or attending level position in the field of their choosing as a career specific elective. Residents identify personal goals and areas of interest in addition to clinical and educational sessions. Examples of sub-fellowship electives residents have completed:
· Allergy/Immunology
· Cardiology
· Endocrinology
· General Pediatrics
· Gastroenterology
· Hematology/Oncology
· NICU
· Nephrology
· Neurology
· PICU
· Pulmonology