Pediatrics Residency


The Pediatric Residency Program at the Children's Hospital provides the opportunity for residents to excel in a challenging academic environment, as part of a vibrant, tertiary care children's hospital.

Pediatrics Residency

The Pediatric Residency Program at the Children's Hospital provides the opportunity for residents to excel in a challenging academic environment, as part of a vibrant, tertiary care children's hospital.

Coordinator:

Zuzanna Krawiec

Phone:

954-459-2094

About the Program

The Pediatric Residency Program at the Children's Hospital provides the opportunity for residents to excel in a challenging academic environment, as part of a vibrant, tertiary care children's hospital. Our distinguished, dedicated faculty embraces above all, excellence in clinical care and superior clinical outcomes. A clinical environment that is based on child- and family-centered care provides the foundation for the educational experience.

Program Highlights

Our residency program has a strong and effective relationship between the residency and faculty. We have 24-hour on-site Attendings providing one-to-one teaching interactions on the Pediatric floor, NICU, PICU, and Pediatric Emergency Department, which is a tremendous bonus of the program. Procedures are taught by experienced Attendings, and Residents get the first attempt at all producers without having interference from other learners. There is a great balance between service and education, with diverse patient population and pathology.

Curriculum

Rotation Descriptions

Training Blocks and Sites

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Following are detailed descriptions of the rotations for each post-graduate year of training in the pediatric residency program.

PGY-1 ROTATIONS

Pediatric Inpatient Rotation

The Pediatric Inpatient rotation is staff by Board-certified Pediatric Hospitalists. Residents will work in a team.

Night Float Rotation

Night float rotation consists of two weeks blocks at which time the resident is responsible for the management of all the patients on the pediatric floor during 14-hour shifts. A pediatric hospitalist is in-house 24 hours a day for support but residents are given the autonomy to manage issues that arise overnight. They are also responsible for all the admissions throughout the night.  Prior to completing their shift, residents lead morning report by presenting the overnight admissions to the in-house residents and students. Residents complete one block toward the end of intern year, and two blocks during second year. This rotation allows each resident a lot of opportunities for individual growth and autonomy.

Newborn Nursery Rotation

On our nursery rotation residents work alongside attendings in the management of common newborn conditions and general newborn care. Residents are responsible for new admissions, as well as, continued care of patients already seen.  Residents are exposed to a diverse patient population with varying degrees of prenatal care. In 2015, Broward Health had 5.998 births allowing our residents generous patient numbers and exposure to a wide variety of conditions.

Hematology/Oncology Rotation

Throughout the three years of residency our residents have ample exposure to hematology and oncology patients. Every resident completes 2 full months of hematology/oncology rotations, one during intern year and one during second year. During this rotation, residents are exposed to a variety of hematological and oncological conditions including sickle cell disease, ITP, AML, ALL, osteosarcoma, Wilm’s tumor, neuroblastoma, and aplastic anemia to name a few. We are involved in the management of both new diagnosis and chronic management of these conditions.  We are also provided multiple opportunities to perform procedures including lumbar punctures and bone marrow biopsies. We also have opportunities throughout all three years to be involved in admissions which allows continued exposure to the management of these patients even when not on the month long rotation.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Rotation        

Ambulatory Clinic Rotation       

Pediatric Surgery Rotation

The surgery rotation is completed during intern year of residency. Residents work alongside 4 busy pediatric surgeons. They are expected to assist in all surgeries from circumcisions and appendectomies to posterior sagittal anorectoplasies and bowel resections, to name a few.  Residents are also expected to participate in the post-op care of all of the surgical patients for a thorough understanding of not only the surgical process but also the follow-up care and monitoring of all patients.

Developmental Pediatrics Rotation    

Adolescent Medicine Rotation

On our adolescent rotation we get a high volume and see a wide variety of complex medical problems common to the adolescent age group. We spend half of our time working at Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center caring for a high-risk population with complex medical problems and patients with HIV, which is prevalent in our region. The other half of the time we spend at the Florida International University student health center seeing every day common illnesses within the adolescent population. Overall this rotation gives us a well-rounded experience with the adolescent population in our region and as a whole.        

Elective Rotations

PGY-2 ROTATIONS

Pediatric Inpatient Rotation

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rotation

Hematology / Oncology Rotation

Throughout the three years of residency our residents have ample exposure to hematology and oncology patients. Every resident completes 2 full months of hematology/oncology rotations, one during intern year and one during second year. During this rotation, residents are exposed to a variety of hematological and oncological conditions including sickle cell disease, ITP, AML, ALL, osteosarcoma, Wilm’s tumor, neuroblastoma, and aplastic anemia to name a few. We are involved in the management of both new diagnosis and chronic management of these conditions.  We are also provided multiple opportunities to perform procedures including lumbar punctures and bone marrow biopsies. We also have opportunities throughout all three years to be involved in admissions which allows continued exposure to the management of these patients even when not on the month long rotation.       

Night Float Rotation

Night float rotation consists of 2 weeks blocks at which time the resident is responsible for the management of all the patients on the pediatric floor during 14 hours shifts. A pediatric hospitalist is in-house 24 hours a day for support but residents are given the autonomy to manage issues that arise overnight. They are also responsible for all the admissions throughout the night. Prior to completing their shift, residents lead morning report by presenting the overnight admissions to the in-house residents and students. Residents complete one block toward the end of intern year, and two blocks during second year. This rotation allows each resident a lot of opportunities for individual growth and autonomy.        

Neurology Rotation

During our Neurology rotation, residents are given the privilege of experiencing both inpatient and outpatient management of a wide variety of neurological conditions. Our outpatient experience is provided by the Dan Marino Neurological Center where we spend time with five different neurologists specializing in different areas of pediatric neurology. Inpatient exposure occurs throughout our pediatric units at Broward Health Medical Center where we learn the management of more acute presentations or exacerbations of neurological conditions.   

Pediatric Emergency Room Rotation

Cardiology Rotation

The cardiology rotation is spent with our pediatric cardiologist in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Residents have exposure to ECG and echocardiogram reading every day and become proficient by the end of the rotation. They majority of the rotation is spent in the cardiologist’s outpatient office learning the chronic management of congenital heart diseases (pre and post repair), hypertension, syncope, arrhythmias, etc. There is also exposure to prenatal cardiology care and echocardiograms. Residents also participate in consultation care of inpatient cases throughout all of the pediatric floors at Broward Health Medical Center.

Ambulatory Clinic Rotation

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Rotation

Elective Rotations

PGY-3 ROTATIONS

Pediatric Inpatient Rotation

The Pediatric Inpatient rotation is staff by Board-certified Pediatric Hospitalists. Residents will work in a team.

NICU

PICU

Nursery

Radiology/Anesthesiology

Clinic

Pediatric Emergency Department

Infectious Disease/Renal

Elective

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