Curriculum

Our curriculum is organized to provide a graduated experience with increasing responsibility through the three years of residency. Our goal is to provide a balanced experience, tailored to individual interests. Each year incorporates all of the main components of clinical care - inpatient, ambulatory, and critical care. Unique experiences and electives in each year allow exploration of special interests. Residents preference their rotations each year combined with 2-3 electives per year, we develop individualized curriculum for your needs. Electives are outpatient-oriented experience, or residents in special pathways/tracks can focus on research, global health, or primary care with their electives. The overall curriculum forms a cohesive, coordinated program, which develops core competencies and tools for any future career in pediatrics.

Rotations are based primarily at Riley Hospital for Children for 10-11 blocks per year and 1-2 months at community hospital sites (Eskenazi and IU North) each year to experience the full range of pediatric care.

IU Pediatrics- Sample schedule template grid

PGY1 yearPGY2 yearPGY3 year

General Wards 1

General Wards

General Wards

General Wards 2

Specialty Selective (Hem/Onc.etc...)

Suburbian Hospitalist

General Wards 3

Specialty selective (ID, etc.)

Specialty selective (Endo, etc.)

Pulmonary

Specialty selective (Cards, etc.)

Specialty selective (Renal, etc.)

Heme Onc

PICU

PICU

Specialty selective (GI, etc.)

ED

ED

ED

NICU

NICU

NICU

NICU

Rheumatology

Normal Newborn

Urgent Care 

Devlpmtl. Behavioral Peds

Ambulatory/urgent care

Adolescent Med

Normal Newborn

Community/advocacy-I

Community/advocacy-II

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

* 13 block rotations per year, 4 weeks each.

 

Call Schedule

We strike a good balance in support for time off and rest, while preparing you to manage admissions, deliveries, and events that are unique to nights and call.  Our overall call schedule is comparable to most large academic centers— call is an important time to learn, to develop independent decision-making and to participate in deliveries and procedures. We have resident teams on call who work together and 24/7 in-house faculty support for teaching and assistance.

Interns: Most inpatient rotations for interns are q5 ‘short calls’, assisting with admissions in the late afternoon/evening. This ends at 9pm so interns can have time at home and not miss out on daily rounds and conferences.  Intern electives have weeks without call and a few back-up / jeopardy calls.  We do expose interns to some night call experiences as well— PGY1s have a total of 4 weeks of night float, divided into two blocks. Interns also have some night calls while covering rotations like Heme-Onc, NICU and normal newborn.  Interns average 60-65 hours per week on the busier services and we fully comply with ACGME Duty Hours.

Residents:  Residents have many weeks on electives that are call free, with a few jeopardy calls.  ED and urgent care rotations involve shifts.  For the half of the year on wards and ICU, call is approximately q5 with a few q4 night rotations in the PICU.  PGY3 seniors have more electives and fewer calls. Residents average 60-65 hours per week on the busier services and we fully comply with ACGME Duty Hours.