The pediatric teaching conferences are an important complement to the clinical residency experience. Conferences are typically scheduled twice daily - morning and noon.
Art of Medicine
Once monthly, morning report is devoted to a discussion of less clinical but critically important domains with medicine such as professionalism, communications issues or health care systems.
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 are held daily at Riley Hospital along with concurrent sessions at Methodist 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 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.
Health 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.
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.
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).