As part of our clinic curriculum, we offer Med-Peds-specific academic half days with an emphasis on ambulatory education and practical clinical skills. Sessions are consistently ranked very highly among house staff and provide protected time for continuing education that spans the four years of residency training.
Residents have the opportunity to teach alongside faculty experts, and there is a strong emphasis on training residents as future educators. Our curriculum has included evidence updates for common pediatric and adult conditions, case presentations, joint injection clinics, medical humanities, and M&M conferences lead by our fourth-year residents.
In the Spring of 2019, we introduced point of care ultrasound (POCUS) into our academic half day curriculum. All 16 residents were given an introductory, hands-on training that included use of new handheld ultrasounds. With the help of our recent graduate and Med-Peds hospitalist, Dr. Aaron Manning, our program plans to expand our Med-Peds POCUS curriculum to include training that will be relevant to both inpatient and primary care medicine. Dr. Venci and Dr. Manning both serve on various POCUS Committees and are invested in making sure residents are prepared for clinical practice after graduation.