Provide care to Oishei Children’s Hospital patients in conjunction with and under the supervision of the patient’s attending and the full-time attending pediatrician.
Senior residents are responsible for supervision of the floor rotations as a primary supervisor.
The floors are run by a team consisting of a PGY-2 or PGY-3 who supervise two or three first-year residents along with third-year students and occasionally, a fourth-year sub intern. There is a full time faculty attending whose assignment is to teach and often a community pediatrician who co-attends.
These are made weekdays with the assigned attending. The supervising resident conducts walk rounds (family-centered rounds) at the bedside. Formal presentations are made (the extent of which depends on daily circumstances) with the house staff and other team members (occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, discharge planners, etc.) depending on availability. Student and resident presentations are critiqued. Patients are examined and treatment plans are formulated in front of the patient/parents or in private, whichever is deemed appropriate.
Occur daily (seven days) with the senior resident. The attending is usually present five days a week. Work rounds cover topics pertaining to the specific patient’s care.
Patient bedside-based rounds which include the patient and parent, where appropriate, in the update and direction of patient care. Patient and parent participation is encouraged. These are incorporated in the work rounds and/or the attending rounds and are a major component of the resident teaching.
Faculty or guest speakers present up-to-date knowledge on various topics in pediatrics.
An academic half-day of various lectures or topics in pediatrics given by the faculty or residents. This includes evidence-based medicine, board review, and case discussions.
Six to 10 patients per day is typical.
There are three inpatient teams: