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A Day in the Life of a Resident

A Day in the Life of a Resident

7:00 - 8:30 - Inpatient Unit Teaching Rounds

Teams consisting of first-year residents, senior residents, acting interns, and 3rd year students are instructed by a hospitalist or chief resident during morning teaching rounds. In depth discussion of differential diagnoses and management options are the focus of resident/student case presentations during these rounds.  Each patient is discussed in detail and a care plan in created using evidence based medicine as a guide.  Interns and students are prepared to discuss their patients during Family Centered Rounds.

8:30 - 9:00 - Morning Report

Morning Report is a case based conference centered on a recently admitted case.  Patients are presented by the resident/student who admitted the patient and discussed by the program director or senior faculty.  All residents and students on the inpatient units are required to attend. During elective time your day starts with Morning Report.

8:30 - 9:00 - Board Review (PGY3 Residents Mon and Thursday)

This conference is taught twice per week by the pediatric program director.  During this conference topics centered in the American Board of Pediatric Curriculum are reviewed in depth. 

9:00 – 11:00 - General Pediatric Care and Family Centered Rounds

This time is spent by 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 Family Centered Rounds. Although these rounds are directed by a senior resident, a hospitalist or chief resident will be present to provide guidance and support. 

12:00-1:00 - 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 - Sign-out

Patient progress is discussed with the team and then signed out to the residents on call
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00 - 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 demand for the program has spread and is now broadcast to a number of pediatricians, hospitals and residency training programs located on Long Island.  Senior residents have the opportunity to present the history, physical findings and prepare a discussion of a case under the tutelage of a faculty mentor.   
Friday- 8:00-9:00

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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