Curriculum and Rotations
We’re pleased to offer a truly unique pediatric residency program that combines the leading pediatricians and surgical specialists of Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware with the outstanding academics of Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).
The primary teaching hospital for the program is Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, located in Wilmington, Delaware. The other hospitals in the program are the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, just 30 minutes away in Philadelphia, and the Christiana Hospital, located right nearby in Newark, Delaware.
We offer an “X+Y” curriculum set up in 6 + 2. This means that a resident will complete 6 weeks of rotations that vary between inpatient floors, neonatal intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units, emergency room, well-baby nursery, elective rotations and others. After these 6 weeks, residents then complete 2 weeks in outpatient medicine, which includes their continuity clinic. During this time, residents are responsible for their primary care patients at a designated site in Philadelphia or Delaware. This time also includes additional longitudinal experiences like other subspecialty electives, advocacy and teaching opportunities.
You will complete 2-week rotations from the following in between your Y block time. Please see main rotations in the curriculum below.