Third Year, PL-3

Senior Teaching

The seniors are the main leaders and teachers for the residents of the BCRP. The General Pediatrics supervisory experiences are highly valued by seniors, allowing them to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous two years, while taking an active role in promoting the development of interns and medical students.

Individualized curriculum: Seniors are also provided time to focus on individual and career interests through the individualized curriculum which consists of 12 weeks time on the Academic Development Block and eight to twelve additional weeks of elective time. The Academic Development Block is a unique opportunity for senior residents to spend a sustained amount of time focusing on research, education, policy or advocacy projects that fit their clinical interests and future career goals. Our residents have used this time in an incredible variety of ways!

Senior

Team leadership and education: Senior residents supervise on the General Pediatric services at BCH and on the Pediatric Ward and NICU at BMC. Categorical track residents generally spend more of their supervisory time at Children's Hospital, while most Urban Health and Advocacy track residents spend more time at Boston Medical Center. However, individual preferences for supervisory experiences are considered whenever possible.

Call-free time: All senior residents have approximately 6 weeks of call-free time during the year.


Categorical Track


PL-3 Rotation Schedule


Service Units
(1U = 4 wk)
Night/Weekend Call
Inpatient Supervisory Experience - Days (9E, 7W, BMC Wards) 1-2 Two Friday calls, 2 Sunday day shifts
Inpatient Supervisory Experience - Nights 0.5-1 Night Float - 5 nights on, 2 nights off per week
Critical Care (CHB MICU, BMC PICU) 1-2 Every 4th night
Electives/Individualized Learning Time
2-3
6 weeks call-free, 6 weeks cross coverage (every 4th night call)
Emergency Medicine
1.5-2
Day and evening shifts
Academic Development Block (ADB)
3 1-2 months every 4th night;
1-2 months Saturday calls (Gen
Peds cross-cover)
Back-up
0.5-1
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Vacations
Two 2-wk breaks
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Longitudinal Amb Experience

1 afternoon/wk on average

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Urban Health and Advocacy Track


PL-3 Rotation Schedule

Service Units
(1U = 4 wk)
Night Call
Inpatient Supervisory Experience - Days (9E, 7W, BMC Wards) 1-2 Two Friday calls, two Sunday day shifts
Inpatient Supervisory Experience - Nights 0.5-1 Night Float - 5 nights on, two nights off per week
Critical Care (CHB MICU, BMC PICU) 1-2 Every 4th night
Electives/Individualized Learning Time
2-3 6 weeks call-free, 6 weeks cross coverage (every 4th night call)
Emergency Medicine
1.5-2 Day and evening shifts
Academic Development Block (ADB)
1.5-2
Back-up

0.5-1 ---
Vacations
Two 2-wk breaks
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Longitudinal Amb Experience, 2nd clinic or project

1.5 afternoons/wk on average

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