At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we have a comprehensive training curriculum to prepare residents for a career in pediatrics. Each year, the specific rotations help residents grow and diversify their pediatric knowledge. Our clinical rotation units are divided into 4 week “blocks.” Each academic year consists of 13 blocks, 12 blocks of rotations and 1 block of vacation. Rotations by Training Year
First Year: The focus of intern year is developing competence and gaining skills in general pediatrics. Rotations include Inpatient and Outpatient General Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Newborn Medicine, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Community Medicine. Interns focus on the “breadth” of pediatrics.
Second Year: Second year residents delve into the “depth” of pediatrics, by focusing on the pediatric subspecialties (Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, NICU, PICU, and Adolescent Medicine). Residents also continue to gain general pediatric experience in General Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.
Third Year: The focus of third year is to incorporate all aspects of pediatrics, both general and subspecialty and hone clinical skills. Residents perform supervisory roles on general inpatient teams, outpatient clinic, NICU, and PICU.
Throughout all three years, residents have opportunities to choose elective rotations in any subspecialty to explore particular career interests. To emphasize the importance of primary care, residents spend a half day per week in a general outpatient continuity clinic. Graduating residents feel prepared to begin careers in general pediatrics or pursue fellowship training in any pediatric subspecialty.