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.

About PL2 Year

Adolescent Medicine
  • PL2 residents provide outpatient care to adolescents at multiple sites, including the Midtown Clinic of Children's Wisconsin, the Children's 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
Ambulatory Enrichment Rotation
  • Residents get maximum exposure to multiple aspects of ambulatory pediatric medicine not otherwise focused on in the general pediatric curriculum.
  • Includes exposure to an urgent-care type clinical settings and time with the Child Advocacy Team gaining comfort and exposure to child protection services.
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.
Our program offers a wide variety of elective opportunities that allow residents to explore specific interests in pediatrics while working with experts in their respective pediatric subspecialties. We also encourage interested residents to utilize elective time to pursue opportunities in research, medical education, advocacy, and global/community health. We also allow for residents to develop new electives with approval from the Program Director.
Emergency Department
  • You will receive instruction and experience in acute childhood illnesses, including trauma, infectious illnesses, and life-threatening emergencies. You will function as the primary care provider for assigned patients. Multiple opportunities for procedures, including suturing, intravenous line placement, lumbar puncture and reduction of dislocations.
Hematology Oncology Transplant Unit
  • 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 eight (8) patients at a time.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • You will receive instruction and experience in the care of the critically ill neonate, including premature infants, infants with congenital heart disease, and infants with surgical conditions.
  • You will have multiple opportunities to learn procedure such as intubation and umbilical line placement and attend deliveries.
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.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Residents receive instruction and experience caring for children of all ages with a wide variety of life-threatening conditions.

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Pediatrics Residency Program
Medical Education Office
Children's Corporate Center
999 N. 92nd St., Suite 730
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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