Nearly four months of unopposed inpatient pediatrics is the foundation of our pediatric experience, however in addition to this, our residents will also cover the pediatric service during several Night Float rotations, which only adds to the overall experience. Time is spent in the newborn nursery and the pediatric floor, which is exclusively staffed by our residents, as well as the NICU, pediatric emergency room and inpatient pediatric psychiatry service.
Residents become equally comfortable with the management of a well-baby nursery and of IMC-level patients. The pediatric faculty are fantastic and committed to Family Medicine education. Of course, the inpatient experience is only one facet of the overall pediatric curriculum. Pediatrics is highly represented in our Family Health Center clinic, making up more than 40 percent of total patient population.