Curriculum

The University of Michigan Pediatric Residency Curriculum is constantly evolving to help our residents become stellar, up-to-date physicians.  It includes case-based interactive conferences, didactic lectures, hands-on learning activities, as well both required and elective rotations in the hospital.

Please explore this section to learn more about our conferences, simulation curriculum, or our individualized residency education plans.

Below is an outline of our “typical” resident schedule (not including vacation weeks):

House-Officer I:

  • Five months of inpatient care for patients.  This includes one month of Inpatient Hematology & Oncology and four months spent of combined General Pediatrics and Subspecialty teams.
  • Two 2-week blocks of Newborn and High-Risk Deliveries.
  • One month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Two 2-week blocks of Inpatient Night Team.
  • One month of outpatient Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • One month of Pediatric Surgery which includes outpatient surgical clinics and anesthesia.
  • Two 2-week blocks in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

House-Officer II:

  • One month each in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
  • Two weeks as a senior resident for the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology inpatient service.
  • Two weeks as a senior resident for the Inpatient Night Team.
  • One month of Adolescent Medicine.
  • One month of Pediatric Community Health.
  • Four months of educational electives of your choosing or Area of Concentration.
  • One month on a senior-run inpatient service with General Pediatrics and a Subspecialty
  • One month in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
  • Two weeks as Day Senior (inpatient admissions supervisor)

House-Officer III:

  • One month each in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
  • Two months as a senior resident for an Inpatient Pediatric Service, covering General Pediatric and subspecialty pediatric patients.
  • Two 2-week blocks as a senior resident for the Inpatient Night Team.
  • One month of Pediatric Community Health.
  • Two months of educational electives of the residents’ choosing.
  • Three months spent towards your Area of Concentration.
  • Two 2-week blocks in the Pediatric Emergency Department.