Yearly 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, and individualized residency education plans.

Below is an outline of a “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 on 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 Ambulatory Surgical Subspecialties which includes outpatient surgical clinics and anesthesia.
  • Four weeks in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

House-Officer II:

  • One month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • One month in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
  • Two weeks as a senior resident for the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology inpatient service.
  • One 2-week blocks as a senior resident for the Inpatient Night Team.
  • One month as a senior resident for an Inpatient Pediatric Service, covering General Pediatric and subspecialty pediatric patients.
  • One month of Adolescent Medicine.
  • One month of Pediatric Community Health.
  • Four months of educational electives of your choosing (includes two months spent towards your Area of Concentration)
  • One month in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

House-Officer III:

  • One month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • One month in the 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.
  • Five months of educational electives of the residents’ choosing (including three months spent towards your Area of Concentration)
  • One month in the Pediatric Emergency Department.