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A Day in the Life of a Resident

A Day in the Life of a Resident

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Inpatient Unit Teaching Rounds
Teams consisting of first-year residents, supervised by a third-year resident, visit each team member's patients to discuss each case and its related progress. During these Family Centered Rounds a hospitalist, program director and/or chief resident will join the group for teaching and discussion.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning Report
There is daily review of recently admitted cases by the Program Directors or senior faculty. Cases are presented by the resident who admitted the patient. All residents and students are invited to attend. During elective time your day starts with Morning Report.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

General Pediatric Care
This time is spent with house officers on patient floors providing care to their assigned patients. Residents work as part of a multidisciplinary team to care for the patients on their service.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Attending Rounds
Both full-time and voluntary staff members conduct teaching and bedside rounds on each unit of the Children's Hospital. In depth discussion of a differential diagnoses and management options are the focus of resident case presentations during these rounds.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Teaching Conferences
The noon lecture series, a strong didactic component of resident education, is composed of a mix of case conferences, lecture sessions, Board review and journal clubs. Faculty members from general pediatrics, subspecialties and other disciplines present topics in a variety of formats.

6:00 p.m.

Patient progress is discussed with the ward team and then signed out to the residents on call.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Gemini Video Conferencing Program
The Gemini Video-Conferencing Program was started in 1973 as a way of sharing interesting medical cases with General Pediatricians in the community. Over the years, the program spread over Long Island and is now broadcast both nationally and internationally. Residents have the opportunity to present the history and physical findings of each case-based discussion.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds are weekly educational programs on various topics of importance in pediatric practice. They include presentations on current clinical material of diagnostic and therapeutic interest.

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