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Components of Pediatrics Residency Programs
Teaching conferences and retreats are an important complement to the clinical residency experience. Conferences employ case-based, group discussion and lecture formats and are typically scheduled twice daily: morning and noon. Subject matter varies and includes professional development topics, board review, clinical advancements, journal review and other topics. Additional learning experiences include hands-on sessions, simulations and annual off campus retreats.
The quality of education for pediatrics residents is of the most importance to IU School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. Yet the department also believes in work-life balance and knows that one of the most important aspects of a strong residency program is the camaraderie that exists between the residents. Through experiences in the hospital and outside, residents forge strong friendships and an inclusive sense of community. At-home cookouts, outings to baseball games, holiday parties, and ski trips are a few examples of ways in which pediatrics residents bond over non-medical interests.