Fellows Conference is held every Monday from 7 to 8:15am. Core topics, chapter reviews, PBLD’s and case discussions, and oral boards preparation are included within this fellow level conference. Presented by departmental faculty, visiting speakers, and the fellows (chapter reviews).
QA Conference is held at 6:30am each Friday; faculty moderate on topics and cases from our practice; each fellow moderates at least once during the year.
Evening Seminar Series: workshops, professor's rounds, journal clubs and some guest speaker seminars are held in the evenings at 5pm about 15 times throughout the year; a light meal is provided. The emphasis is on discussion and professional development.
MCW Departmental Visiting Professor Series: 5pm and 6:30am, Thursday and Friday, respectively; 4-5 per year. A robust series of invited speakers of national repute. Topics are timely, often controversial. The Visiting Professor Series is taped and available online via the ANGEL online learning network.
Cardiac Multidisciplinary Conferences are held several times per month; these include a weekly cath conference, as well CV QI, journal club and reviews of core cardiac lesions.
Simulation Eight simulator sessions are held from 3-6pm throughout the year; the first session completes PALS training. Simulation training occurs at our STAR center, or with the mobile simbaby.
Additional Opportunities: Daily there is a robust series of lecture topics. Fellows participate when they are able and PICU, pain service, and the elective month offer opportunities to attend pediatric grand rounds, noon case conferences, etc. In some years, the fellows organize additional oral boards study and practice sessions.