Medicine / Pediatrics

Curriculum


Our curriculum is graduated and complementary throughout the four year residency. The residents transition every 3 months between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics rotations. Half of each class enters their residency at Block 1 of either the Internal Medicine or the Pediatrics curriculum and then transition to the complementary block. Each block provides at least one month of vacation eligibility. Electives are dispersed throughout the curriculum to enhance resident quality of life and fellowship opportunities.

Internal Medicine Curriculum

Residents participate in a “4+1 curriculum” while rotating on Internal Medicine. During each 12 week IM curriculum block, residents complete two 4-week inpatient rotations, two 1-week ambulatory rotations and one 2-week elective rotation. During the 2-week elective rotation, residents participate in 3 half-day continuity clinics.

PGY-1

Block 1 Block 2
 4 Inpatient medicine with night float  4 Inpatient medicine
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 4 Cardiology  4 MICU
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 2 Elective  2 Elective

PGY-2

Block 1 Block 2
 4 ER  4 Inpatient medicine with night float
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 4 Inpatient Medicine  4 Nephrology
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 2 Elective  2 Elective

PGY-3

Block 1 Block 2
 4 Inpatient medicine  4 Inpatient medicine
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 4 MICU  4 Gastroenterology
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 4 Geriatrics  2 Elective

PGY-4

Block 1 Block 2
 4 Inpatient medicine with night float  4 Hematology – Oncology
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 2 Neurology  4 Elective
 1 Ambulatory week  1 Ambulatory week
 2 Elective  2 Elective

“+1 Ambulatory weeks” are one week rotations designed to accentuate and enhance the ambulatory training of our combined residents. During this time, residents complete at least four half-day sessions in their continuity clinic as well as rotate through the following specialty clinics:

    1. Med-Psych Clinic
    2. Geriatric Assessment Clinic
    3. Ready Set Grow (Failure to Thrive) Clinic
    4. Pain management Clinic
    5. ADHD clinic
    6. Survive and Thrive Oncology Clinic
    7. Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
    8. Travel Clinic
    9. Wound Management Clinic
    10. Immunization Clinic
    11. Allergy – Immunology Clinic
    12. Adolescent and Teen Sub-specialty Clinic
    13. Other – includes all subspecialty clinics at our affiliate sites, selected to meet the individual training needs of the resident

 

Pediatrics Curriculum

PGY-1

General Pediatrics – Well baby nursery/PCC1 ER *
General Inpatient Core Subspecialty Inpatient
Core Subspecialty Outpatient* General Inpatient

PGY-2

NICU – TMC General Inpatient
PICU Developmental & Behavioral Medicine / Adolescent Specialty Clinic3
IEU* Advocacy / Global Health Advocacy*

PGY-3

OWL Team Cardiology Inpatient
Hem-Onc Inpatient General Inpatient
Community, Office-Based Practice * IEU*

PGY-4

General Inpatient ER
IEU* NICU – KUMC5
ID or Endocrine6* Developmental & Behavioral Medicine / Adolescent Specialty Clinic (Kansas)3

* Vacation eligible rotation

  1. The General Pediatrics month is a combination of well-baby nursery at Truman Medical Center with afternoon outpatient general pediatrics experiences in the Pediatric Care Clinic located at Children’s Mercy Broadway.
  2. Our Core Subspecialty Outpatient rotations provide experiences in nephrology, pulmonary, cardiology, neurology and hematology and oncology. By combining the complementary experiences, our residents achieve their required subspecialty experiences without compromising their pediatric elective time.
  3. Our Developmental and Behavioral Medicine and Adolescent experiences are offered as a longitudinal curriculum. For Developmental and Behavioral Medicine, the first two weeks are primarily at Children’s Mercy Hospital and focused on child development and assessment of development and learning. The second experience provides clinical time with pediatric psychiatry and psychology at Kansas University Medical Center. The adolescent medicine clinical work is completed within the Adolescent Specialty Clinic at both Children’s Mercy Broadway and Children’s Mercy Kansas.
  4. IEUs are individualized educational units designed to enhance a resident’s training experience in pediatrics specific to their career needs.
  5. NICU rotation completed at Kansas University Medical Center. This is a level III nursery.
  6. Residents may select a clinical experience with either the Infectious Disease service or Endocrine clinic.