Residency Curricular Improvements
The cardiology elective underwent a comprehensive review by an outside pediatric cardiology consultant.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit rotation underwent comprehensive review by an outside pediatric cardiology consultant.
To minimize paperwork and documentation requirements of residents, the residency simplified procedure documentation for residents.
Based on group results of the OSCE, the continuity curriculum module on Educational Testing was revised to include explanation and real-life scoring of Vanderbilt forms and educational testing.
The pediatric gastroenterology elective was revamped in response to resident rotation reviews and suggestions for improvement.
The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology elective underwent a major revision. The educational objectives were aligned with a broad theme each week, and patient experiences, readings, and faculty bedside teaching tailored to the themes.
The Developmental Rotation was revamped in response to resident rotation reviews and suggestions for improvement.
The pediatric nephrology elective adopted a day-long intensive pediatric simulation experience to complement the nephrology curriculum, including central venous access under strenuous conditions (dialysis catheter insertion), arterial line placement (for management of hypertensive crises), and live-subject bedside ultrasound techniques (to facilitate interpretation of renal ultrasound images)
NCC Pediatric Residency, NNMC, Department of Pediatrics, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889
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