+Goals and objectives within mixed-subspeciality: Cardiology, Continuity Clinic, Endocrinology, Genetics, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology.*Starting July 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.
*Sample 4+1 block schedule
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: