The ACGME requires six blocks of individualized curriculum for categorical pediatric residents. Our approach to this requirement was carefully designed with input from residents, faculty, and alumni and includes joining one of three Pathways.

Inpatient Pathway

Includes personalized experiences to acknowledge the careers of hospital-based specialties, including hospital medicine, emergency medicine, neonatology, and critical care. These experiences include sedation, transport medicine, billing/coding, and child abuse.

Primary Care Pathway

Prepares the graduate for life as an outpatient provider by increasing experiences in continuity and sick clinics, as well as incorporating skills in breastfeeding/newborn care, special needs, obesity management, premature infant follow-up, and dental medicine.

Consultative Pathway

Acknowledges the many subspecialty careers in which the physician serves as a consultant in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Residents in this pathway learn the skills required to negotiate the role of the consultant from a practical and professional standpoint.

The six individualized blocks include:

  • Teaching Resident 
  • Pathway Block 
  • 2 "Flex" Electives 
  • Critical Care Selective: Each PL-3 completes an additional block in a critical care setting to develop additional experience in acute care and team leadership.
  • Longitudinal Experience: Each resident participates in half-day sessions throughout their 3 years of residency that together encompass one "block." These sessions include simulation experiences, communication training, procedural training, and more, all designed to complement the overall pediatric curriculum, as well as each of the individualized pathways.