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Pediatrics Residency Program

Schedule By Year

The LSU Pediatric Residency Program is a fully-accredited, three year postgraduate training program.  Each year is structured to allow maximum opportunities for growth in clinical abilities appropriate to each level of training.  Periodic assessments and program content revisions are made in an effort to provide residents with even higher level patient-care skills and to foster integration and heightened interaction among all levels of training.

 

First Year

 

Rotation

Number of Months

Inpatient

4 =  3  general inpatient (purple/green) w/1 night shift wk + 1 hematology-oncology

Development

1

Subspecialty (Endocrine)

1

IEU or Subspecialty

1

Emergency Medicine

1

Newborn

1

Night Float

1 (split into 2 – 2 week blocks)

Ambulatory

1.25 (Advocacy = 0.75 , CARE =   0.5)

Vacation

0.75

 

Second Year

Rotation

Number of Months

Inpatient

1 (Hematology-oncology)

NICU

1

PICU

2

ER

1

Subspecialty

2 (Renal + GI)

IEU/subspecialty

2

Adolescent

1

Night float

1 (split into two 2-week blocks)

Vacation

1

 

Third Year

Rotation

Number of Months

Inpatient

2 general wards (Purple/Green)

NICU

1

ER

1

Subspecialty

2 (Cardiology + Neurology)

IEU/subspecialty

3

Day float/IEU

1

Night float

0.25

Ambulatory*

0.75

Vacation

1

 

 

*This additional ambulatory experience can be additional rotations in adolescent, CARE team, advocacy work, international experiences or outpatient general pediatrics.

 

 Inpatient, ICU & Night Float Rotations

 

There are 3 inpatient teams:

1. Purple Team (Mainly General Pediatrics Hospitalist Service, a few Community Pediatricians and Allergy/Immunology patients)

2. Green Team (Mainly General Pediatrics Hospitalist Service, a few Community Pediatricians and Rheumatology patients)

3. Hematology-Oncology

      

Inpatient Teams

 

Work hours Weekdays

The purple and green teams consist of 2 upper level residents and 2 – 3 interns.  The heme-onc team consists of 1 upper level (0ccasionally 2), 2 interns, and 2 nurse practitioners.  The teams alternate long ( 630 am to 630 pm) and short days ( 630 am to mid-afternoon) which are divided evenly with One upper level or nurse practitioner and one intern checking out to the night float team at 630 pm.

 

Work Hours Weekends

team members will alternate weekends off, and Long  and short Weekend days (6:30am - 6:30pm and 6:30am to mid-afternoon) cross-covering for each other starting in the afternoon.  

 

Time off during inpatient rotations

All residents have at least 4 days off per month.   In order to promote physician wellness and time with family and friends, these days are always on weekends and scheduled as a full “Golden” weekend: a continuous Saturday and Sunday off, plus another Saturday and Sunday off.

 

Night Float Teams

Consist of 2 upper level residents and 1 – 2 interns.

 

Weekday coverage Monday – Thursday nights

Is provided by residents assigned to night float rotation (6: 30pm - 6:30am) 

 

Weekend night coverage  Friday – Sunday nights

is provided by interns and residents during their minimal call and ER months (1 – 2 weekends/month).

 

NICU

Upper level residents in the NICU take every 4th night call,  consisting of a 28 hour shift, and have 4 days off in the month, 1 full weekend, 1 Saturday and 1 Sunday according to their q 4 call schedule.

 

PICU

Second-year residents rotate through the PICU at Children’s Hospital for 2 months.  They take every 4th night call, consisting of a 28 hour shift, and have 4 days off in the month, 1 full weekend, 1 Saturday, and 1 Sunday according to their q 4 call schedule.

 

Subspecialty Teams

There are five designated subspecialty teams – Cardiology, GI, Nephrology, Neurology and Endocrinology.  These residents will care for the inpatients on their service and will attend daily outpatient clinics for that subspecialty.  The other subspecialties that are selected by residents on their subspecialty or IEU rotations will be mainly outpatient and consult-based.  All subspecialties, including those above, can also be done on IEU months, as determined by the resident and faculty advisor.