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Program Curriculum

Pediatric residents learn primarily through direct patient care under the supervision of pediatric faculty. Supplemental experiences through conferences, simulations, and workshops augment the clinical experience. All residents rotate through the core specialties, both in an inpatient, outpatient, and consultative role, leaving ample elective time for further career development, international rotations, and individualized learning experiences. Residents play an integral role in advocacy, research and quality improvement projects within the institution. Residents are paired with faculty advisors and meet with the Program Directors regularly to assess progress and aid in career planning.

PL-1 Year

The goal of the PL-1 year is to provide a broad general pediatrics base, with an introduction to the specialties. Interns are the primary providers for their patients. At the end of the intern year, interns undergo a seminar to prepare them for the senior role.

Service

# of 3 week rotations

Inpatient General Pediatrics (community, managed care, academic services)

4

Inpatient Subspecialty

1

Ward night team

2

Clinic

3

DNCC (Doernbecher Neonatal Care Center)

1

Infectious Disease

1

Emergency Department

1

Mother Baby Unit (well nursery)

1

Individual Curriculum

1

Child & Adolescent Community Health (CACH)

1



PL-2 Year

The goal of the PL-2 year is to maintain general pediatrics exposure with progressive autonomy, as well as develop the skills to care for patients with subspecialty and intensive care needs. PL-2s on general pediatric services generally function in the role of supervisor and educator.

Service

# of 3 week rotations

Inpatient General Pediatrics (community, managed care)

2

Inpatient Subspecialty

1

Subspecialties (Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology)

4

Clinic

1

DNCC (Doernbecher Neonatal Care Center)

2

Hematology Oncology

1

Emergency Department

1

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

1

Child Development

1

Individual Curriculum

1

Advocacy Training

1

Ward night team

1



 

PL-3 Year

The goal of the PL-3 year is to further develop patient care, leadership and teaching skills in order to graduate to independent practice.

Service

# of 3 week rotations

Inpatient General Pediatrics (academic)

1

Ward Night Senior

1

Inpatient Subspecialty

1

Gastroenterology

1

Clinic

1

DNCC (Doernbecher Neonatal Care Center)

1

Adolescent Health

1

Emergency Department

1

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

2

Urgent Care

1

Individual Curriculum

3

Neurology

1



Specialized Educational Curriculum

In addition, the residents have the opportunity for more specialized educational curriculum in many areas of Pediatrics. This includes our advocacy program and just a few of many topics listed below.

Child Advocacy

Business of medicine

Ethics

Resident Development & Wellness

Primary Care

Child abuse

Telephone medicine

Global Health  

 

conferenceConferences

Morning Report

Noon Conference

Pediatric Journal Club

Pediatric Morbidity & Mortality

Dr HoffmanGrand Rounds

Pediatric ER M & M

Advocacy Conference

Mock Codes 

Quality Improvement

Writing in Medicine

Child Advocacy Training

Child Advocacy Training: OHSU Pediatric Residency Program

Project REACH:  Resident Experience in Advocating for Children's Health

Pediatricians play a key role in promoting the health and well-being of children.  Pediatricians must work towards this goal not only by providing high-quality, clinical care, but also by advocating for children on an individual, community, and health policy level.  To prepare our future pediatricians to become successful advocates, we provide our residents with the necessary tools, experiences and education in child advocacy during their training.

Our child advocacy curriculum, Project REACH, includes both didactic and experiential components.  The curriculum includes the following elements:

Resident AdvocacyCACH (Child Advocacy & Community Health) Rotation

Through this rotation, residents have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community-based health experiences and activities.  The curriculum is designed to provide residents with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the social, economic, behavioral, and environmental factors that are critical factors in the health and development of children.  Residents work in safety net clinics with a focus on the issues involved in delivering primary care in settings that serve vulnerable and racially/ethnically diverse children and families. Residents engage with community agencies and participate in nurse home visits, WIC appointments, and early intervention visits.   Residents learn about community demographics, perform asset-based mapping of local neighborhoods, and identify and visit community-based organizations advocating for children.  By the end of the rotation, residents should have an understanding of the needs and assets of the community, of the current services available to children in the community, and of possible gaps in service that can form the basis for future advocacy projects.  There will be additional time and support to pursue these advocacy projects during residency through the OCATS selective and Advocacy Groups (SIGs). 

Oregon Child Advocacy Training Selective (OCATS)

Learning basic skills to prepare our residents for the role of advocates in their communities is a priority for our program. We begin with an exploration of the world in which our patients live-examining demographics, poverty and resources available in the Portland area. The best learning about our community occurs out in the community, and in concert with the CACH activities, residents learn how to perform structured assessments and asset maps. The OCATS program empowers residents to explore the needs of their communities, and walks each resident through the process of developing an interest, and formulating a solution that engages the community.  Residents get a chance to practice these skills with mentoring through writing a simple grant (See CATCH grants below), and an op-ed about their interest.

Resident Advocacy Projects

Residents familiarize themselves with advocacy tools and resources by completing an advocacy project during their residency.  All residents choose or create an Advocacy SIG (special interest group) that they work with throughout their residency training.  The goals of the Advocacy SIGs are to encourage collaboration, share ideas and achieve successful completion of projects.  Projects are driven by residents with faculty oversight, and are identified through resident passions, interests and past experiences.  Present topics include:

Childhood Obesity  Reach Out & Read

Immunizations

Foster Care 

Legislation for Children

Global Health

Reach Out and Read

Child Abuse

Car Seat Safety

Legislative Advocacy

We have a longitudinal curriculum designed to help residents learn and practice the skills necessary to advocate for children at the legislative level.  We use a patient related problem as a springboard, and develop resident "coalitions" who collaborate to propose legislative solutions. We use those solutions to create educational campaigns, media approaches and legislative testimony, and make sure that residents get to practice these skills in a collaborative environment.  Faculty for this curriculum includes pediatricians, state legislators, and media experts and personalities.

Resident CATCH Grants

Residents are encouraged to apply for a Resident CATCH (Community Access to Children's Health) Grant, administered by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Our institution has both faculty and resident liaisons to this national program that can support the application process and implementation of projects.  Six residents have been awarded a CATCH grant since 2003.

Grand RoundsChild Advocacy Grand Rounds

Lectures are integrated into the department's grand rounds that address a wide-variety of advocacy issues.  These topics are focused on resident education and pediatric residents take a role in identifying and organizing speakers.  Past topics include:barriers to the access of healthcare, community based organizations and child advocacy, legislative advocacy, international child advocacy opportunities, immigrant and migrant farm worker health, and more.

Contact Us:

(503) 418-5170 
pedsres@ohsu.edu  

 

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