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
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
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.
Electives: 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 Read More