Curriculum and Schedule
The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center Residency Program is designed to prepare candidates to meet the demands of private practice or, with specialized training, to enter a specialty area in a private or academic setting. The course of instruction and clinical experience is based upon progressively increasing responsibility for the management of patients. The daily didactic program consists of morning report, clinical rounds and noon lectures by program directors, full-time faculty and attending pediatricians. Sub-specialty conferences and lectures, multi-disciplinary teleconferences, Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality conference, Journal Club and systematic training in the preparation for Pediatric Board examinations are integrated into the daily schedule.
The strong emphasis on academic and clinical skills is further enhanced by resident participation in pediatric research. All house officers have the opportunity to work with a research mentor of their choice. Many residents each year present their research at regional or national conferences, and/or publish their work in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.
In order to allow residents to develop individualize curriculum to prepare them for their individual career choices the training program at CCMC as developed a number of pathways (tracts). These have been designed by the faculty and residents to create unique preparatory experiences for each year. Traditionally these are selected by the residents prior to their PGY2 year. Although these pathways provide guidance by no means are they restrictive and residents can adapt them with consultation with their mentor and program director. These pathways can be discussed in more detail during your interview. The pathways currently offered include:
- General Pediatrics
- Subspecialty Pediatrics
- Critical Care (PICU, NICU, ED)
- Global Health