Residency Curriculum (Listed by 4 week blocks)
We have implemented a 4+1 schedule (as of July 1, 2020)
What does 4+1 mean?
In a traditional Pediatric residency schedule, trainees leave their rotations a few afternoons per week to see patients in an outpatient continuity clinic setting. To increase continuity of care and minimize residents feeling like they are being pulled in two directions, we have joined a number of Pediatric programs across the nation in piloting a “X+Y” scheduling model.
X - Inpatient Weeks
Y- Outpatient Weeks
In a “4+1” block schedule, our trainees have a four-week rotation block of core/inpatient rotations, followed by one-week of exclusive ambulatory/outpatient training. This pattern is repeated back-to-back throughout the entire year.
In the ambulatory weeks, you’ll have 4 continuity clinic sessions so that you can schedule and build continuity with patients over time. The ambulatory week will also include subspecialty ambulatory clinics, an educational half-day, and time blocked for administrative duties (ie. calling patients, working on a project, following up on lab tests, attending your own doctor appointments, go to the dentist, visit the Behavior Wellness Center).
Benefits of a 4+1 Schedule:
- Improved continuity at your continuity clinic
- Allows you to provide more effective & compassionate care to your patients with less patient hand-offs
- Improved Resident Wellness
- Provides you with more predictability in your schedule and guarantees that you will have weekends off every 5 weeks!
- Improved Educational Experience
- Enhances your medical training by offering daily afternoon didactics and more frequent teaching opportunities
Where will you be?
- How much time will you spend at each site?
- How much time will be spent inpatient, outpatient, on elective, etc?
- How often will I be on nights or call?