Daily morning lectures are a case-based collaboration between the residents, chief residents, and attendings. These lectures are aimed to complement resident education as well as cover high yield topics for Pediatric Boards. Morning didactics is a fun and informal presentation that reviews key history taking and physical exam skills, brainstorming the differential diagnosis and reviewing the workup and management of the case discussed. It is attended by staff from multiple specialties.
Friday Afternoon Didactics
Every Friday afternoon, residents have two hours of protected lecture time in the afternoon with our Core Education lecture series. Lectures are presented by our staff to cover subspecialty and general pediatric board preparatory topics directly taken from the American Board of Pediatrics exam content. The Chiefs cover the pagers of all inpatient residents during this time so they may maximally benefit from the didactics.
Friday Pediatric Board Review
On Friday mornings, residents participate in an hour long pediatric board review session designed to create familiarity with the timed, multiple-choice test conditions of the Pediatric Boards. Teams are formed based on training year and earn points for right answers. A prize is awarded at the end of the year to the class with the most points.
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 patient-related primary care curriculum. Residents take an active role by researching and presenting a topic monthly.
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.
Intern Lecture Series
The first two months of the academic year devote time each week during our Friday Core Educational Conference to topics that will prepare interns for their new role as a pediatric resident. Topics include reviews on fluids and electrolyte management, antimicrobials, asthma, etc.
Every week, staff attendings and guest lecturers are invited to present an hour-long update on recent advances in pediatrics. These conferences provide a venue for collaboration on continual improvement in patient care.
Morbidity & Mortality Conference
Mortality Review Committee discusses cases once a month in 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 studies. Each resident dissects a study relevant to everyday clinical practice and presents the study to the group with emphasis on basic EBM concepts. These activities are supported by EBM faculty, statisticians, and librarians.
Medical Students/Acting Interns
Our residents fulfill an important role in the teaching and supervision of medical students from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of 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.