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Pediatrics Residency Program

Curriculum


PGY-1: 

First year residents focus on building pediatric medical knowledge and patient care skills. As interns, they are supervised by senior residents, fellows and faculty. They become acquainted with the medical health system within Albany Medical Center and the surrounding community. Best practices for health care delivery are modeled and taught.

Rotations

13 4-Week Blocks

 

 

Ward

4

 

 

Ward Night Team

1

 

 

NICU

1

 

 

ED

1

 

 

Ambulatory/Newborn

2

 

 

Development & Behavioral

1

 

 

Community Health

1

 

 

Individualized

0-1

 

 

Elective

1-2

 

 

4 Weeks Vacation

1

 PGY-2: 

Second year residents continue to build on a sound basis of medical knowledge and patient care skills. There is a transition to leadership roles and more formalized opportunities for teaching residents and medical students. They graduate into more autonomous roles, including in the ICU’s.

Rotations 13 4-Week Blocks

Ward

1-2

 

 

NICU Night Team

1.5

 

 

PICU

1.5

 

 

ED

1

 

 

Ambulatory

1

 

 

Adolescent

0-1

 

 

Elective

2-5

 

 

4 Weeks Vacation

1

PGY-3: 

Third year residents expand their medical knowledge and become more comfortable with autonomy. They are ready to transition to their upcoming role as an attending as the year progresses.

Rotations 13 4-Week Blocks

Ward

1-2

 

 

Ward Night Team

1

 

 

NICU Night Team

1

 

 

PICU

1

 

 

Ambulatory

1

 

 

Individualized

2-4

 

 

Adolescent

0-1

 

 

Elective

5

 

 

4 Weeks Vacation

1

Specialty Electives at Albany Medical Center

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Development and Behavior
  • Genetics/Metabolism
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Pediatrics Cardiology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric ENT
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

The American Board of Pediatrics Exam Curriculum is reviewed through didactic lectures, readings, interactive experiences and on-line learning. Reading materials, videos and question banks are provided for independent study.

There are many other learning experiences and opportunities including advocacy, global health and research with faculty oversight. The Clinical Competency Center is used for patient and procedure simulation. Residents gain experience in quality improvement. There is a motivational interviewing program. Each pediatric PGY year has an annual retreat.