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Education and Training

The members of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are actively involved in the education of medical students and residents.

Resident Education

Residents from the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology work with our pediatric hospitalists on three different inpatient teams. Hospitalists serve as attending for the two general inpatient pediatric teams and the complex care inpatient team, where we provide teaching and supervision for interns and upper-level residents. Our hospitalists are dedicated educators with expertise in evidence-based medicine and quality improvement. We also participate regularly in the Morning Report and Chairman’s Clinical Conference. Hospitalists serve as mentors for many residents interested in a career in hospital medicine. Those residents who express this interest may spend more time working with our hospitalists in performing sedations and working on quality improvement projects. Our division has been repeatedly honored by receiving the Arena-Palumbo Division Teaching Award from the graduating pediatric residents.

Medical Student Clerkship and Sub-internship in Pediatrics

Medical students will typically interact with pediatric hospitalists both during the core pediatric clerkship in the second-year and during fourth-year sub-internships on the general pediatric service. Hospitalists serve as attending for one of the two general inpatient pediatric teams, and in this role, provide teaching and supervision for second-year medical students and sub-interns. Our hospitalists are dedicated educators with expertise in inpatient general pediatrics, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement and complex care. We also teach history taking and physical exam techniques during clinical skills rounds for the clerkship students twice per week.