Daily, Weekly and Monthly Conferences

MCW pediatric residents attending a conference


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  Senior Rounds with Dr. Kliegman (Daily)

A unique and valuable experience where our senior residents meet with Dr. Robert Kliegman, Editor of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics to discuss their patients, supervisory clinical experiences and cutting edge pediatric medicine. Multiple faculty also join the group on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to provided expertise in their field (including Infectious Diseases, Neonatology and Radiology).

  Morning Report (Daily, Monday-Thursday)

A case-based learning opportunity where PL1s present and discuss cases under the direction of chief residents and faculty moderators. Additional expert faculty presence enhances the open and interactive learning format of daily morning report.

  Noon Conference (Daily)

A variety of noon conferences are provided for residents in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. These lectures are given by core teaching faculty and include PREP questions in preparation for board examination.

  Nightly Report (Daily, Monday-Thursday)

Case-based and didactic sessions for all levels of residents on Night Shift facilitated by in-house Hospitalists geared at acute inpatient management issues. This interactive session also allows residents to talk through new admissions and cross-cover concerns and learn from their colleagues' patients.

  Intern Case Conference with Dr. Kliegman (Weekly)

A weekly opportunity for PL1s to meet with Dr. Kliegman and discuss interesting cases.

  Professor Rounds (Weekly)

A much-loved conference by residents and faculty alike where 3rd year pediatric residents present unique and pertinent cases to an audience of students, residents and faculty. Faculty ("The Professors") are asked questions (and encouraged to ask questions) to help form a differential diagnosis for the audience. This unique conference allows residents to learn how the faculty approach common and uncommon problems and diseases in pediatrics.

  PL2 Case Conference with Dr. Kliegman (Monthly)

A monthly opportunity for PL2s to meet with Dr. Kliegman and discuss interesting cases.

  SURFBoards (Monthly)

Established in 2009, SURFBoards (Strategic Unified Regimen for Passing the Boards) utilizes the audience response system and takes a fun approach to helping residents prepare for their pediatric board exam. Each month, residents read the articles published in the AAP's Pediatrics in Review and are tested via the audience response system on these topics. Resident teams compete each month for SURFBoard points.

  Journal Club (Monthly)

A monthly class-specific conference aimed at improving our residents ability to read, interpret and utilize medical literature.

  Global Health Lecture (Monthly)

A monthly conference given by faculty, fellows and residents who have global health experiences and enjoying sharing those experiences.

  Senior Resident Systems Improvement Conference (Monthly)

A system utilization and patient safety conference in which residents discuss one case per session which highlights systems errors. This conference is regularly attended by the Chief Medical Officer of CHW, who listens carefully to resident feedback and helps implement their suggested changes after each conference.

  "Rat Stars" | Residents As Teachers and Supervisors Supervising and Teaching as Residents (Monthly)

The Residents as Educators curriculum – also known as Residents As Teachers and Supervisors Supervising and Teaching As Residents (Rat Stars) – is dynamic, interactive and relevant and walks residents through basic educational terminology and builds up to the challenge of helping struggling learners. The curriculum spans all three years and includes areas such as giving effective feedback, how to give effective feedback, building strong teams, using learning styles to your advantage, preparing effective presentations and having difficult conversations with patients and families.

Workshops and Mock Codes

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  Simulation Workshops

Using the pediatric SimBaby, residents participate in a variety of simulation workshops.

  Procedure Workshops

Frequent procedure workshops including training on lumbar punctures, IV and Arterial line placement, ear and eye exams, airway management and administration of immunizations.

  Mock Codes

Mock codes occur on a monthly basis for pediatric advanced life support and bimonthly in the neonatal intensive care unit for experience in neonatal resuscitation.

Other Opportunities

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  Wellness and Mindfulness for Residents

Wellness and Mindfulness for Residents focuses on exploring and experiencing methods, strategies, and mindsets that enhance both personal and professional wholeness. Led by a group of residents and fellows, and supported by medical education staff members, this program includes noon conference sessions, extracurricular activities and a wellness resident advisor panel.

Contact Us

Pediatrics Residency Program
Medical Education Office
Children's Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd St., Suite 730
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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