General Pediatric Inpatient Services

Every intern has at least three months of general inpatient experience. Inpatient teams at Children's Hospital are typically unit-based, allowing closer relationships with nurses, more contact with families, and less time spent commuting between floors. During the junior and senior years, residents assume a supervisory role in the care of general pediatrics patients. Supervising residents are team leaders and provide much of the bedside teaching to the interns and medical students. Inpatient ward teams are divided into "day" and "night" teams.

Organization of general inpatient services:

  • Boston Children's Hospital 9 East Gen Peds and Short Stay teams: 1 senior resident (Gen Peds), 1 junior resident (Short Stay) 4 interns, and up to 4 medical students
  • Boston Children's Hospital 7 West (PEAR team - Pulmonary, Endocrinology, Adolescent, Renal): 2 senior residents, 4 interns, a nurse practitioner, and up to 4 medical students
  • Boston Children's Hospital 6 East (HAIR team – Hematology, Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology): 2 junior residents, 1 intern, and up to 2 medical students
  • Boston Medical Center Inpatient Wards: 1 senior resident, 1 junior resident, 3 pediatric interns, one family medicine intern, and 3-4 medical students

The General Pediatrics teams at Boston Children's Hospital care for patients with a wide variety of general pediatric problems as well as a varying number of subspecialty patients from: adolescent medicine, allergy/immunology, endocrinology, hematology, infectious diseases, metabolism, nephrology, pulmonology, rheumatology and toxicology. The Short Stay Unit cares for patients with acute, common and less complex pediatric illnesses that generally require only a brief hospitalization.

The inpatient ward at Boston Medical Center is a 36-bed unit. The pediatric ward team cares for general pediatrics patients and patients from subspecialty services, including endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, neurology, and pulmonology.