PL2 Year

PL2 residents gain additional experience in pediatric critical care, have more extensive outpatient experience and are exposed to community pediatrics and training in advocacy. PL2 residents also are introduced to a supervisory role by participating in night shift rotations where they are responsible for supervising PL1s.

At the completion of the PL2 year, our residents have received training which allows them to feel comfortable and capable of providing care to any patient in the hospital or in the clinic. The resident at this stage is ready to progress to the more supervisory third year or, in some cases, on an accelerated track to certain subspecialty fellowships.




PL-2 Year Highlights

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Residents receive instruction and experience caring for children of all ages with a wide variety of life-threatening conditions

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Similar to the PL1 year, however with greater supervisory experience

Hematology/Oncology/Transplant Unit

  • Only PL2 residents rotate on this unit, supervised by Faculty and Fellows
  • Residents provide care to patients on a 24-bed unit dedicated to Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Residents are responsible for a maximum of 8 patients at a time   

Night Shift

  • A primarily supervisory in-patient experience, with opportunities to develop teaching and supervisory skills
  • Consists of overnight shifts over a 4-week period of Residents will help PL1s to care for in-patients overnight, including new admissions

Adolescent Medicine

  • PL2 residents provide outpatient care to adolescents at multiple sites, including the Downtown Health Center of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Adolescent Clinic and the Juvenile Detention Center
  • Residents learn to evaluate and manage a wide variety of problems commonly seen in adolescent patients including sexually transmitted infections, eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health concerns

Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Training

  • Residents learn about community pediatrics and child advocacy, including the role of community, regional and national organizations and strategies for advocacy at all levels.
  • Residents work longitudinally, in collaboration with community organizations, on projects carried out by fellow members of their residency class
  • Opportunities exist for residents to continue their community activities beyond the scheduled 4-week experience
  • Many residents have presented their projects at local, regional, and national meetings

Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care, Elective

  • Similar to PL1 experience

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