Pediatric Resident Education Conference (PREC)

Daily from noon to 1 p.m. This is protected education time that encompasses curriculum aligned with the American Board of Pediatrics Content Domains and Objectives. The pediatric chief residents assist faculty/fellows in developing lecture content based on these goals and objectives. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents have access to MedStudy® question bank. This subscription is paid for by the residency program and used to augment PREC. Residents are assigned weekly questions based on the lectures that were presented that week, which allows them to have another pass at the material. They are also assigned Continuity Clinic curriculum in MedStudy covering primary care topics such as screening guidelines, and anticipatory guidance.

Pediatric Resident Morning Report (PRMR) 

Weekly on Thursday mornings from 8 to 8:30 a.m. During this time, residents are able to become the educator. They have the opportunity to present interesting cases and an educational topic related to the case.

Continuity clinic curriculum

Before every continuity clinic, there is a resident and/or faculty-led learning session. Topics are selected by residents and their continuity clinic preceptors based on a patient-related primary care curriculum. Residents take an active role by researching and presenting a topic monthly.

PICU conferences

During the PICU modules, faculty present various critical care topics in a small group format that varies between bedside teaching and table talks. These occur twice a week to supplement daily teaching on rounds.

Club Conferences

Held throughout the module from noon to 1 p.m. in place of PREC. These include Quality Improvement (QI) Club, Journal Club, and Safety Event Reporting System (SERS) presentations that are done by the residents. 

Grand rounds

Weekly on Tuesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Residents are expected to attend. This allows residents to hear from visiting professors and medical staff about their areas of expertise. 

Flex Conferences

Weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Extra allotted time for longitudinal curriculum or lectures.

House Cub

Held the last Thursday of the module from noon to 1 p.m.. During House Cup, residents are placed into teams of mixed training levels. The pediatric chief residents review commonly missed MedStudy questions for that module. The teams will then work to re-apply the concepts in a different way, and review the topic together. 

House Staff

Held the last Friday of the module from noon to 1 p.m. Residents will have time with the program director to discuss policies and program updates. This is also a time for to provide feedback in a safe space.

Morbidity & mortality conference

Mortality Review Committee discusses and presents cases once a month during Grand Rounds as described above. These conferences provide awareness and allow for collaboration for continual improvement in patient care.

Evidence-based medicine curriculum

The Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Residency Program recognizes the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) as a skill set essential to lifelong learning for the purpose of maintaining one’s fund of current clinical knowledge. The resident's experience includes formulating a clinical question, applying basic literature search principles, and learning about different types of research studies. Each resident dissects a study relevant to everyday clinical practice and presents the study to the other residents with emphasis on basic EBM concepts. These activities are supported by EBM faculty, a selected faculty mentor and librarians.

Second continuity clinic

Senior residents have the opportunity to elect a secondary half day continuity clinic. Residents interested in fellowship training can pursue a clinic in the subspecialty of their choice, and residents interested in primary care can elect to have a clinic in a contrasting ambulatory site. Residents can also elect to use this time in place of a longitudinal research elective.

Teaching opportunities: medical students/acting interns

Our residents fulfill an important role in the teaching and supervision of medical students from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on both inpatient and outpatient rotations. The students are an integral part of the team and given gradually increasing responsibility for their patients, under the guidance of the residents and staff. We have many 4th year medical students who rotate acting as an intern to gain the skills in preparation for residency and our residents play a strong role in teaching these rotators as well.