At UIC, it is our goal that upon completion of their training, our residents have the tools necessary to care for pediatric patients in the acute setting with a wide range of pathology. To achieve this goal, our residents gradually assume more supervisory responsibility as they progress through their training. We believe it is important to offer electives throughout residency, starting in their first year, allowing enough time for our residents to think about career choices. Residents are able to utilize an individualized curriculum including self-designed electives.
We have adopted X+Y scheduling with a 3 + 1 model, this means that residents have 3 weeks of an X rotation (which is either an inpatient rotation, ED, Adolescent Medicine, Development or Elective time) and 1 week of a Y rotation (This week includes continuity clinics, newborn clinics, longitudinal experiences, acute care clinics and academic half days).