PL3 Year

The PL3 year is designed to further refine patient care skills, expand medical knowledge, develop supervisory and teaching skills, and to utilize elective time to explore individual interests.  At the completion of this final year, our residents have developed into outstanding clinicians and are very well-prepared to enter practice as primary care or hospital-based pediatricians, to begin subspecialty training or to pursue any other clinical or research training of their choosing. 




PL3 Year Highlights

Supervisor on Inpatient Ward Team

  • PL3 residents are responsible for leading their ward team
  • Residents directly supervise the care of patients by the PL1 residents and medical students on the team
  • Residents develop their teaching skills under the guidance and supervision of Pediatric faculty

Neonatal ICU

  • The PL3 resident functions as a supervisor in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • The PL3 resident attends deliveries as a part of the delivery team
  • The resident also supervises and teaches under the guidance of neonatology faculty and fellows

Night Shift

  • Similar to the PL2 experience, but with greater supervisory responsibility
  • Overnight 14 hour shifts over a 4-week period

Emergency Department

  • Similar to experiences in the PL1 and PL2 year, but with greater capacity to function independently under the supervision of faculty and fellows

Ambulatory Care

  • The resident is responsible for supervising and teaching residents in the ambulatory clinic of Children’s Hospital’s Downtown Health Center, in close collaboration with faculty attending there


  • 20 weeks of electives allow the resident to explore individual interests including electives in all pediatric subspecialties, international overseas electives (for those in the global health track), and research, or they may design their own elective with approval from the Program Director

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