Unique Learning Opportunities
Chairman Leadership Lunch
This is an informal lunch and learning session during which leaders in the .field meet with the residents to discuss key concepts of journeys to leadership and professional growth.
“Mommy Call” Challenge Rounds
Once a week in the afternoon, the chief residents/program director go up to the resident lounge with candy. This is a friendly surprise competition that involves real life cases or questions raised by parents who have called the on-call doctor.
Moodle is our Pediatric Residency Didactics Website! We use Moodle to make learning materials available to residents 24/7 in an easy to find format. For the didactics course, recorded lectures are organized by specialty. Residents are also able to find lectures by going to the date on the calendar when they were first given.
Global Health Experience
Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with Case Western, sponsors an annual elective to Peru where medical students and residents from multiple specialties, including pediatrics, provide healthcare and education to members of the community. Dr. Sangeeta Krishna, a pediatric hospitalist, serves as rotation director. In addition, trainees may arrange electives to other areas of the world. In recent years, our residents have participated in electives to Haiti, Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Lebanon, India and Philippines to name a few!
Cleveland Clinic Annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium
One of the educational programs that we are most proud of at Cleveland Clinic Children's is the national Annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium, which is held in the last week of August. The primary objective of the symposium is to provide a comprehensive pediatric board review course, which will prepare pediatric residents and practitioners for board certification or re-certification.
This program features pediatric faculty from our Cleveland Clinic Children's and select visiting faculty. Unique features of the symposium include the use of an audience response system, which allows the attendee to gauge their knowledge base and become familiar with board-type questions while attending the symposium. This format also allows the lecturer to introduce topics in a question and answer format and to stress board examination-relevant information. In addition, there are specialty-specific board simulation sessions, during which board relevant questions/answers and rationales will be discussed.
The audience is usually comprised of approximately 300 attendees from all areas of the country. Pediatric residents graduating from our residency program are offered a complimentary invitation to attend the symposium.
With a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the Simulation Center Dry Lab in HealthSpace, the creation of two difficult airway centers and the renovation of the task-based simulation lab, Cleveland Clinic is now at the cutting-edge of simulation training. This enhanced environment allows us to better train our residents to deliver the highest quality patient care and safety. Simulation gives residents the opportunity to experience these events in a safe environment, and to practice skills critical to any career path in pediatrics. Through scheduled sessions in the simulation lab, intern procedure lab, and mock codes, all residents will get at least three exposures to simulated emergencies each year during their training. Some of these sessions will occur in a multidisciplinary setting to help improve communication and patient care.