Daily, Weekly and Monthly Conferences
Senior Rounds with Dr. Kliegman (Daily) – A unique and valuable experience where our senior residents meet with Dr. Robert “Bob” Kliegman, current editor of Nelson’s 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, M-Th) – A case-based learning opportunity where PL-1s
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. If residents are unable to attend noon conference, they can access them through interactive online modules at home or in the hospital.
Intern Case Conference with Dr. Kliegman (Weekly) and PL-2 Case Conference with Dr. Kliegman (Monthly) – A weekly opportunity for PL-1s and monthly opportunity for PL-2s 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.
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 pins, which can then be proudly displayed on lanyards or white coats. Throughout the year, individual leaders are encouraged to wear the "leader jersey" (a Hawaiian shirt) during competitions and at the end of the academic year, additional awards are given to the individual high scorers.
Journal Club (Monthly) – A monthly class-specific conference aimed at improving our residents ability to read, interpret and utilize the 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 Errors 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.
Workshops & Mock Codes
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.