Excellent clinical experience are supplemented with educational conferences: daily morning report and noon conferences, which use case-based, group discussion and traditional lecture formats. These experiences are combined with hands-on sessions in neonatal resuscitation, critical care certification, procedure workshops, and other sessions to address all of the competencies needed to become a well-rounded physician. Annual retreats off campus allow for extra workshops on topics from teaching, communication, leadership and practice/financial management.
Once monthly, morning report is devoted to a discussion of less clinical but critically important domains within medicine such as professionalism, communications issues or health care systems.
Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday mornings weekly. Faculty, residents, students and staff attend presentations by visiting lecturers or IU School of Medicine faculty, which encompass timely topics such as new clinical advances, research contributions, updated clinical reviews or health care news.
Noon conferences are held daily at Riley Hospital for Children with lunch provided for pediatric residents. Noon conferences cycle through different topics throughout the academic year in a program designed to be both comprehensive and practical for residents. Effort is made to deliver important information from the breadth of necessary pediatric skills.
Journal Club is a resident-lead activity with small group sessions every month. The activity follows a curricular schedule to prepare residents to assess the specific types of common literature formats.
Boards Review is part of a coordinated curriculum provided by expert lecturers from across fields of pediatric care. Emphasis is placed on topics which are critical information for the clinically-astute pediatrician.
Led by the pediatric emergency medicine faculty, residents are led through simulation sessions that allow them to practice important procedural skills, from splinting to ultrasound to laceration repair and more.
Each year, pediatric residents have a full day of simulation exercises at the s state-of-the-art Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall. These sessions provide rich learning environments for trainees to practice key clinical skills, develop high-quality teamwork, and improve communication skills in a safe environment.
Senior residents are required to complete a project on a clinical or scientific topic of their choice and give an original presentation.
All residents become certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).