Professional Development

The program understands the importance of professional development. We help our residents develop a professional and personal identity. We hope all of our residents become leaders in their chosen fields. To this end, we have a structured curriculum to help develop residents as researchers, teachers and leaders.


  • Orientation: cultural sensitivity, community engagement, PALS, NRP
  • Outpatient Case Conference on non-acute care rotations
  • PL-1 summer orientation series for further development of essential skills as a physician
  • PL-1 spring PICU orientation series in the spring prior to starting PICU rotations in PL-2 year
  • Access to PREP and MedStudy curriculum
  • NEJM Knowledge + and NEJM 360 which are additional resources for board prep and general pediatric knowledge
  • Board review weekly
  • Monthly journal club
  • Participation in quality and safety root cause analyses
  • Outpatient case conference for residents on non-acute care rotations
  • Protected educational time
    • Three year rotating didactic curriculum presented on Friday mornings
    • Evidence based medicine conferences weekly
  • Faculty mentor meetings twice a year to review individualized learning plans
  • Program director meetings twice a year
  • Two full-day retreats for each class
  • Well-Being committee activities to enhance connectedness and resiliency
  • Four professionalism sessions per year
  • Career development series
  • Financial literacy education
  • Behavioral health emergency training
  • Financial support for each resident to attend a conference (more if presenting)
  • Four sessions on “Residents as Teachers”