Dr. Fitzgerald presenting at Pediatric Grand RoundsThe pediatric teaching conferences are an important complement to the clinical residency experience. Conferences are held daily from 12:00pm - 1:15pm.


Art of Medicine
Approximately six noon conferences devoted to discussions of less clinical but critically important domains with medicine such as professionalism, communications issues or health care systems.

Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday mornings weekly. Faculty, residents, students and staff attend state of the art presentations by either visiting or IU School of Medicine faculty which encompass hot topics such as new clinical advances, research contributions, updated clinical reviews, or faces of the current health care environment.

Noon Conferences
Noon Conferences are held daily at Riley Hospital. Noon conferences cycle through different topics throughout the academic year in a program designed to be both comprehensive and practical for residents. Effort is made to deliver important information from the breadth of necessary pediatric skills.

Journal Club
Journal club is a resident-lead activity with small group sessions every month. The activity follows a curricular schedule to prepare residents to assess the specific types of common literature formats.

Board Review Series
Boards Review is part of a coordinated curriculum provided by expert lecturers from across fields of pediatric care. Emphasis is placed on topics which are critical information for the clinically-astute pediatrician.

Resident attends a noon conferenceHealth Supervision Series
Residents who are parents bring in their young children for an interactive format that demonstrates normal child development, healthy parenting techniques and effective anticipatory guidance skills.

Practice of Medicine
Campus faculty and visiting practitioners provide insights into types of clinical practice, practice management issues and health care environment realities.

Resident Senior Talks
As PGY3 residents, each senior presents an original clinical or scientific presentation choosing a topic from their senior clinical project on their research, advocacy, or CQI work completed during residency.

Additional Workshops

In addition to the regularly scheduled morning and noon conference, multiple other opportunities and special workshops are available. Skill-building communication and procedural workshops are provided including skills such as pelvic examination, endotracheal intubations, or chest tubes and role plays. All residents become certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).