Schedules

This is a 33-month training program, fully Accredited by the “Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education” aimed at general pediatrics practice with extensive exposure to all pediatric sub-specialties including genetics, endocrinology, infectious diseases, nephrology, emergency medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, neonatology, critical care, hematology, oncology, neurology, pulmonology, immunology and allergy, developmental and clinical research.

The yearly schedule for each resident is composed of twelve 4-week block rotations. There are some variations between individual schedules in each of the three years, but all have equal amounts of time in the major areas: intensive care, inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, and vacation.  The schedule as outlined may well need to change in response to patient care and/or educational demands in the program and the residents have a clear voice in the process of that change. Calls are distributed among members of the same year.  Emergency calls are sick call intended for emergencies and illness.

Summary of Rotations for each Year of Training

PL 1
Inpatient General Pediatrics               5-6 rotations
Emergency Medicine                                        0.5 rotation
Research                                             0.5 rotation
Term Newborn                                    1 rotations
Night Floater                                       1 rotation
Outpatient Subspecialties                   2-3 rotations
Vacation                                              4 weeks
Inpatient General Pediatrics               5-6 rotations
PL 2
Inpatient                                              1-2 rotations
Neonatal Intensive Care                     1 rotation
Pediatric Intensive Care                     1 rotation
Emergency Medicine                          1-2 rotations
Developmental/Behavioral                1 rotation
Subspecialties                                     4-5 rotations
Quality Improvement                        0.5 rotation
Research                                             0.5 rotation
PL 3
Inpatient Pediatrics                             2-3 rotations
Neonatal Intensive Care                     1 rotation
Pediatric Intensive Care                     1 rotation
Emergency Medicine                          1-2 rotations
Adolescent Medicine                          1 rotation
Community                                         1 rotation
Outpatient General Pediatrics            1 rotation
Night Floater                                       1 rotation

 

 

 

Life in the Hospital

Our Program has successfully instituted a night float system for our ward teams.  Currently, a dedicated team of one intern and one senior resident care for ward patients at night, allowing for the daytime team members to only take call on weekends. Each resident call room offers bunk beds, lockers, and a desk with a computer, studying area, refrigerator and microwave.

 

 

Resident Support

Residents have access to counseling services through confidential referral or self-referral to the Graduate Medical Education- Counseling Services Director Office directed by a Social Worker who has a Master’s Degree. The UPR School of Medicine also have a Wellness Center, which is a space to relax and meditate. 

Please see the UPR School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Site for information on support services.

 

Benefits

Please see the UPR School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Site for information on basic benefits and other benefits.

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