Morning Report (Monday or Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
Three mornings per week, residents rotating on wards meet with the general pediatric & subspecialty faculty to discuss one to two inpatient cases. The presentation and discussion is open and informal, directed at building a solid differential diagnosis and establishing a sound treatment plan. On Fridays, the chief resident moderates a more formal discussion of one to two cases with resident and faculty input.
Grand Rounds (Tuesday Morning)
Faculty members from Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, as well as faculty from the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson, present relevant, up-to-date information regarding topics in pediatrics to the resident physicians, the faculty physicians, and the community-at-large. In addition, several senior level residents are selected to present a Clinical Pathologic Conference in this setting over the course of the year.
Noon Core Conferences (Monday to Friday at Noon)
A comprehensive core curriculum in Pediatrics is presented over an 18-month period presented by faculty, chief residents, and invited guests. This includes a monthly Dermatology Conference, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference series, Neuroscience Conference series, Professional Development and Cultural Competency Conference series, as well as monthly Morbidity & Mortality and Evidence Based Medicine conferences.
Teaching Rounds occur daily in all of our clinical care areas including the Inpatient Wards, the Pediatric Intensive Care Units, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Faculty meet with the residents in small groups for teaching rounds. Bedside teaching rounds occur daily in the PICU and the NICU.
Radiology Conference (Wednesday morning)
A radiology conference takes place each week so that the residents can review their own or interesting cases with the pediatric radiologists.