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. PGY2-3 residents have longitudinal electives during their Y blocks during which they also have specialized electives or track experiences based on their career goals.