Curriculum

Our pediatric residency program will provide an opportunity to care for children referred to St. Vincent for tertiary care from all areas of Indiana as well as a rich ambulatory experience in our pediatric outpatient clinic.

In addition to the foundation of required training rotations, our program actively tailors the curriculum to the specific pathway of the individual. With personalized mentorship and guidance, each resident can infuse elective opportunities in subspecialties and research into their personalized curriculum to best fit their needs and goals. These include high acuity learning experiences such as patients on ECMO and transplant services.

Each resident will have direct interaction with faculty from all fields of pediatrics as well as first opportunity to perform procedures. Our residents have participated in the treatment plans for a multitude of unusual cases.

Block schedule 13-4 week blocks divided as follows

Electives

Elective Options

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Genetics
  • Psychiatry
  • Global Health
  • Allergy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • PM&R R
  • Administration
  • Palliative Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Opthalmology
  • Anesthesia Pediatric Surgery
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Away Rotation
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Urology
  • Research
  • Private Practice
  • Sedation

Medical Education

  • Weekly Half-day Didactics – Lectures are held on Wednesday afternoons from 12-4p and given by pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists to provide a foundation of knowledge necessary in pediatrics.  Sessions are run on an 18-month curriculum to allow all residents to hear each topic twice. Bi-weekly Morning Report – Held on Monday & Friday mornings from 7:30a-8:00a.  Resident-led education on patient cases/presentations with various objective goals including differential diagnosis, appropriate workup and management, and complications related to the case.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds – A monthly one-hour conference that is available to all pediatric staff members, community pediatricians, and residents. A wide variety of topics pertinent to pediatrics are covered. These sessions are given by invited speakers or staff physicians within the hospital
  • Weekly Board Review – Weekly emails from program director and resident-led sessions as part of Wednesday didactics.
  • Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) – a Multidisciplinary conference aimed at improving quality of care and patient safety through the discussion of cases with unexpected outcomes.
  • NICU Lectures- Given daily during NICU rotation. Discussion of various education topics led by neonatologists.
  • Outpatient Lectures – Discussion of various Outpatient education topics led by clinic faculty throughout the rotation.
  • Monthly Journal Club – Resident led sessions used to critically analyze data and implement evidence-based medicine into daily clinical practice. Occur during Wednesday didactics.
  • Global Health Opportunity – Global health dinners and lecture series discussing many different topics that are hosted by faculty and residents. Abroad medical mission opportunities are available in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Residents can choose this as an elective during their second or third year.
  • Research- One of the largest community-hospital based research departments in the country. All residents perform a case report in intern year and QI project or clinical research in their 2nd or 3rd year.
  • Residents as Teachers – Leadership workshop designed for learning qualities of becoming a skilled teacher. Residents supervise medical students and interns with a goal to foster skills such as implementing various teaching/learning styles, providing effective feedback, dealing with difficult learners, and incorporating evidence-based medicine.
  • Simulation Center – Resident led, monthly simulation codes in state of the art facility (2x/year interdisciplinary). Allows for space to practice and master skills such as bag valve mask ventilation, intubation, IO access, lumbar puncture, etc.