Curriculum

Our curriculum is organized to provide a graduated experience with increasing responsibility through the three years of residency. Our goal is to provide a balanced experience, tailored to individual interests. Each year incorporates all of the main components of clinical care - inpatient, ambulatory, and critical care. Unique experiences and electives in each year allow exploration of special interests. Residents preference their rotations each year and combined with 2-3 electives per year, we develop individualized curriculum for your needs. The overall curriculum forms a cohesive, coordinated program, which develops core competencies and tools for any future career in pediatrics.

Rotations are based primarily at Riley Hospital for Children for 10-11 blocks per year and 1-2months at community hospital sites (Eskenazi, Methodist, IU North) each year to experience the full range of pediatric care.

IU Pediatrics- Sample schedule template grid

PGY1 yearPGY2 yearPGY3 year

General Wards 1

General Wards

General Wards

General Wards 2

Specialty Selective (Hem/Onc.etc...)

 General Suburbian Hospitalist

General Wards 3

Specialty selective (ID, etc.)

Specialty selective (Endo, etc.)

Pulmonary

Specialty selective (Cards, etc.)

Specialty selective (Renal, etc.)

Heme Onc

PICU

PICU

Specialty selective (GI, etc.)

ED

ED

ED

NICU

NICU

NICU

NICU/Night Float

Rheumatology

Normal Newborn

Urgent Care 

Devlpmtl. Behavioral Peds

Ambulatory/urgent care

Adolescent Med

Normal Newborn (w/QI block)

Community/advocacy-I

Community/advocacy-II

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

* 13 block rotations per year (4 weeks each x13)

NOTE1: Electives are outpatient-oriented experience, or residents in special pathways/tracks can focus on research, global health, or primary care with their electives.

NOTE2: Sample template, some assignments/locations vary by resident selectives, career interests, and preferences.

IU Pediatrics - Call schedule Overview (totals to 13 blocks per year x4w block)

PGY1 yearPGY2 yearPGY3 year

x5 Short calls (until 9pm q4-5)

x4 Overnight ward call q5-6

x4 Overnight ward call q5-6

x2 Night shifts/float blocks

x3 Overnight ICU call q4-5/Float  

x5 Overnight ICU call q4-5

x1 Variable/swing shift

x2 Variable jeopardy/swing shift

x3 Variable jeopardy/swing shift

x2 ED/urgent care

x2 ED/urgent care

x1 ED

x1 No call

x2 No call

x2 No call