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Education & Research Opportunities

Pediatric Residency Program

A variety of conferences, seminars, lectures and Grand Rounds add to your educational experience here at Nemours, depending upon your program of interest.

You’ll also be encouraged to pursue clinical research activities under faculty supervision.

Weekly Schedule for Formal Teaching

Teaching is the primary focus of our program. Each day you will have protected time to learn in a variety of ways both formally and informally. Conferences are teleconferenced to Thomas Jefferson University and Christiana Care Health System so that you will never miss an opportunity to learn.

 
Morning Report
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings

Morning report is a case-oriented conference led and presented by an inpatient team, critical care team, or a resident assigned to a subspecialty. A morning report audience will include medical students, residents, fellows, general and subspecialty pediatric attending, and radiologists, all of whom come together to contribute to the learning environment. The Chief Residents follow up by researching the topics discussed and e-mailing links and articles.

 
Grand Rounds
Wednesday mornings

Grand Round lectures are presented weekly by faculty, as well as local and nationally known speakers on a variety of topics.

 
Chiefs Conferences
Biweekly

The Chief Residents present conferences biweekly.

 
Evidence-Based Medicine

You’ll be mentored by our faculty members during your electives or as part of the Teaching Admitting rotation, leading to your presentation at a teaching conference.

 
Bedside Teaching Rounds
Daily

The supervising attending leads Daily Bedside Rounds — multidisciplinary rounds that include medical students, residents, fellows, social work, nursing, and parents. These are supplemented by monthly bedside teaching rounds with the Chief Residents.

 
Noon Conference
Daily

Daily conferences are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Over the course of three years all subspecialty divisions contribute to presenting the noon conference. Topics include basics of patient care, Neonatology, Genetics, Pulmonary, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Adolescent/Gyn, GI/Nutrition, Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology/Urology, Development, Respiratory Diseases, Surgical Subspecialties. Lunch is served daily. Beepers are held by the residency office so you can concentrate on the topic presented.

 
Radiology Rounds
Daily

Radiology rounds occur daily. Teams meet with radiologists at appointed times to review studies for all patients on the team. The residents have an opportunity to ask questions and learn from the radiologists.

 
Monthly Conferences

Monthly conferences include Morbidity and Mortality, Ethics, Neurology, Hematology/Oncology, and Trauma.

 
Procedure Days

The program encourages residents to fine-tune their procedural skills by scheduling a procedure day for every resident. You’ll spend time with Day Medicine, phlebotomy, and sim labs. If interested, you may schedule additional time in the sim laboratory with an attending.

 
Board Review

Monthly board review sessions are offered at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Our residency program also works with Penn State Hershey Medical Center to offer a comprehensive three-day
board review course in the fall. The conference is free of charge to our house staff.

Research Opportunities

As a university program, the Residency Program has tremendous external support for research. Currently, the Departments of Pediatrics at the three integrated hospitals receive funding for more than 50 research projects, totaling in excess of $9 million annually. Last year alone, more than 215 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters were published by the combined pediatric faculty.

As a resident, you’ll be encouraged to pursue clinical research activities under faculty supervision. Financial support specifically for resident research projects is available from Nemours. In recent years, several of our residents have made presentations at national scientific meetings and have had papers accepted for publication.

Even if you aren’t involved in research, you’ll be expected to be able to critically evaluate published medical literature. Journal clubs and computer programs teach research study design issues, evidence-based medicine, and the basics of biostatistics.

Contact Us

Cindy Chuidian

Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5795
cindy.chuidian@nemours.org

Apply for This Residency

Application Requirements
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013
  • ERAS application
  • personal statement
  • board scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • dean's letter
  • transcript

Note: Letter from the Chairman is not required.