Curriculum

Clinical Curriculum

INTERN YEAR

PGY1 curriculum same as categorical curriculum to promote integration in the program and build solid clinical foundation.

SECOND YEAR

  • General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards (1 block)
  • Pediatric ICU (1 block)
  • Neonatal ICU (1 block)
  • General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift (1 half block)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 block)
  • Elective (4 blocks)
  • Riverside Pediatrics or Hope Health (2.5 blocks)
  • MUSC Children's Care Northwoods (1.5 blocks)
  • Perinatal Care (1 half block)

Differs from Categorical Curriculum by omitting: 1 block NICU, 1 block PICU, 1 block Level 1 Nursery, 1.5 blocks Inpatient HemOnc/Cards/Nights

THIRD YEAR

  • General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards (1 block)
  • Pediatric ICU (1 block)
  • Adolescent Medicine (1 block)
  • General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift (1 half-block)
  • MUSC Children's Care Northwoods (1.5 blocks)
  • Riverside Pediatrics or Hope Health (2 blocks)
  • Elective (4 blocks)
  • Level 2 Nursery & Perinatal Elective (1 block each)
  • Pediatric Surgery (1 block)

Differs from Categorical Curriculum by omitting: 1 half block HemOnc/Cards Nights, 2 blocks Emergency Medicine;  1 block resident Primary Care Clinic

Non-clinical Curriculum

The Primary Care Residency residents participate fully in the categorical residency didactics, including Morning Report and Academic Half Day. Additionally, they get monthly didactic activities to supplement the categorical lectures.  Each quarter we hold one journal club, have one experiential learning activity and have a primary-care focused speaker during an academic half-day session. Some examples of experiential learning activities that we have done include: visits to an outpatient psychiatric day treatment facility for children, shadowing an audiologist, observing early intervention evaluations, visiting school-based health clinics, and touring our Center for Telehealth

On-Line Education

With Brightspace LMS, we are able to post every educational conference on the original date for review at a later time. With the implications of the 2011 ACGME duty hour restrictions on conference attendance we are able to act preemptively by providing conference viewing electronically. This is in addition to contributions from each division that typically include rotation objectives, up-dated literature, and other professional tools.