Resident Rotations
Each rotation block is four weeks in length.

PL-1 Year  

  • Inpatient Pediatrics (4 blocks)

  • NICU (2 blocks)

  • Term Nursery (1 block)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1 block)

  • Acute Illness Clinic (1 block)

  • Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics (1 block)

  • Elective (1 block)

  • Elective at CHOP (1 block)*

  • Vacation (1 block)

PL-2 Year  

  • Inpatient Pediatrics (2 blocks)

  • NICU (2 blocks)

  • PICU (1 block)

  • Term Nursery (2 blocks)

  • Acute Illness Clinic (2 blocks)

  • Adolescent Medicine (1 block)

  • Individualized Curriculum/Elective (1 block)

  • Individualized Curriculum at CHOP (1 block)*

  • Vacation (1 block)

PL-3 Year  

  • Inpatient Pediatrics (2 blocks)

  • PICU (1 block)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1 blocks)

  • Community Pediatrics/Child Abuse (1 block)

  • Elective (3 blocks)

  • Individualized Curriculum/Elective (1 block)

  • Individualized Curriculum (2 blocks)

  • Individualized Curriculum at CHOP (1 block)*

  • Vacation (1 block)

* These three rotations take place at CHOP under the direction and supervision of the CHOP physicians. All other rotations take place at Saint Peter's University Hospital.

CHOP = The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric Teaching Conference Schedule

1.  Morning Report
Held daily starting at 8 am. Admissions and clinical cases from the previous night are discussed with general and subspecialty pediatric faculty for approximately 30-45 minutes. All residents are expected to attend.

2.  Grand Rounds
Held on the first two Thursdays of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Speakers from all aspects of pediatrics will provide lectures on a diverse array of topics. All members of the Department of Pediatrics are expected to attend.

3.  Multispecialty Case Conference
Held on the last two Thursdays of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Residents will work with members of the faculty to present an interesting, difficult or unique case to the audience. Audience interaction is a key portion of the case discussion.

4.  Tuesday Morning Pediatric Conference
All residents are expected to attend a conference for one hour on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 am. These conferences will be on a rotating schedule to include Journal Club, Program Director's Forum, Pediatric Board Review and Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

5.  CHOP Visiting Professorship Series
Once a month a distinguished faculty member from our partner hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), spends a day at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital. The CHOP visiting professor will present a lecture at grand rounds, participate in inpatient teaching rounds and give a noon conference talk to our residents.

6.  Attending Rounds
Attending rounds are an integral part of each service and of the education of each resident on that service. Each service will have its own attending rounds in the morning at least three times per week under the direction of the faculty member in charge. This will include bedside and didactic rounds. Visiting professors may be integrated into the schedule when appropriate. Schedules are set by the individual faculty members and established at the beginning of each rotation.

7.  Noon Conference
Held daily from noon to 1 p.m. Each session is run by a member of the faculty and offers instruction on various core topics in pediatrics. The topic schedule is established by the program director with particular attention to the core curriculum of the residency program. All residents are expected to attend.

8.  Sign-Out Rounds
Residents will gather at the end of the day when all routine work is completed, to sign out patients to the oncoming call team. All pertinent information concerning each patient will be discussed in order to ensure proper transfer of care to the overnight call team. Each service has its own organized sign-out rounds.

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