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Our program has a dedicated 60-minute daily morning report and lecture that is attended by all residents. 

Occurring most weekdays from 0745-0850,  the first 20 minutes is Morning Report which reviews recent admissions and highlights a case presented by an intern or junior trainee.  Morning Report is led by the senior pediatric resident.  This role for a senior resident is unique among pediatric residencies, and is aligned with the reality that our graduates practice as the local pediatric expert in remote locations where they must teach and lead medical teams who may not have much pediatric experience.

A 40-minute lecture follows morning report.  Lectures are approved for CME credit.  Topics are aligned with the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications.  The first month deals with emergency and acute care pediatric topics from all specialties including general outpatient pediatrics. 

Various other topics covered during morning report:

- Clinicopathologic Cases

- CPCs are capstone teaching conferences presented by our PGY-3 residents. The resident guides the audience through a patient case, diagnostic decision-making process, differential diagnosis, and cost analysis. The presentation is performed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and field experts who highlight salient points from the case and perform pathologic specimen correlations. 

- Journal Club

Occurring monthly during morning report, interns are given the opportunity to critically analyze and present a pediatric-relevant research article with assistance from a chosen mentor.

- Morbidity & Mortality Cases

- Morbidity and Mortality Conferences are held as an opportunity to review and learn from experiences in healthcare that result in unintended patient outcomes: morbidities and mortalities. These conferences support a systematic review of patient complications of care and deaths in order to improve future patient care and professional learning. The conferences are intended to be blame free and encourage transparency.

Please see the academic calendar or the Plan of the Week for more information.

The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) Pediatric Grand Rounds are designed to improve the broad practice of pediatric medicine, including patient care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, military medicine, and innovation.

The USUHS Department of Pediatrics and all School of Medicine faculty, National Capitol Consortium staff and trainees, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center staff, and military physicians throughout the world are welcome to attend this bimonthly lecture to learn about pediatric topics, research, and challenging clinical cases.

Time: The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month @ 0745 Eastern Time

How to attend: Pediatric Grand Rounds is presented in person at either lecture hall A2 or A3 on USUHS medical school campus. It is also simultaneously broadcasted via Zoom.