Pediatrics: Medical Education

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The Program

Residents

Number of Residents:
6 per year

Categoricals:
22 per year pediatrics
24 per year internal medicine

Other programs:
1-2 per year Internal Medicine/Neurology
2 per year Medicine-Geriatrics
12 per year preliminary
2 per year Pediatric preliminary
1 per year Internal Medicine Research Pathway
2 per year Internal Medicine Primary Care Pathway

Actual schedule examples

Rotations

Guiding Principles:
Maximum Flexibility
Maximum Exposure
Minimum Transition

The Basics:
4 month blocks
2 seasons on each side
2 switch days (in addition to July 1)

Internship: 16 months 
Click here for rotations chart
Because we rotate between Medicine and Pediatrics every 4 months, it’s easiest to think of residency as 3, 16-month “blocks”, which roughly correlate with the 3 years of the categorical programs. 

Categorical Programs:
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Pediatrics Residency Program

Med-Peds Links

American Board of Pediatrics The mission of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is to promote high quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood through assuring that the general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills the continuous evaluation requirements that encompass the six core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.  A special agreement exists with the ABP and the ABIM where an applicant may fulfill the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABIM by completing 2 years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and 2 years of accredited training in general comprehensive internal medicine in an integrated program. An applicant may not take the certifying examination of the ABP until all 4 years of training have been successfully completed.

American Board of Internal Medicine  The mission of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.  The ABIM and the ABP offer dual Certification in internal medicine and pediatrics. A candidate for dual Certification must receive training in a program approved by both Boards and must be an ACGME accredited combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program.

American Academy of Pediatrics The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP supports the professional needs of its members.  The Section on Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (Med-Peds) advocates for Med-Peds Physicians and helps ensure a united voice on activities, research, advocacy and education that is important to med peds physicians.

Society of General Internal Medicine The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) was founded in 1978 by a national group of academic general internists committed to promoting research and education aimed at improving healthcare for the whole patient.  Today, SGIM is a diverse community of physician and other health professional educators, researchers and clinicians, and students and trainees, all of whom are committed to lead excellence, change, and innovation in clinical care, education, and research in general internal medicine.

Med/Peds Program Directors Association The Association was formed to advance medical education in combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Programs, which are approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. MPPDA will work in conjunction with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) to improve medical education, promote the growth of combined Internal Medicine Pediatrics residencies, educate medical students as to the existence and curriculum of Medicine Pediatrics residencies, and promote the growth of the field of Med-Peds.

National Med/Peds Residents Association  NMPRA is a resident-driven organization dedicated to
providing information, opportunities, and programs to current and future Med-Peds residents.

 

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