The JHACH Pediatric Residency Program is educationally-driven in its philosophy and its design, meaning that we strive to use sound educational principles in our approach to curriculum, rotation, and program design and ensure an appropriate balance of service and education for the residents. This educationally-driven approach allows us to design unique educational programs during which our residents can participate in novel training opportunities and explore their individual interests. Some examples include the LEAD curriculum, PACC learning communities, simulation-enhanced learning activities, and the Clinical and Translational Research Tracks (CTRT). PACCs are academic communities that provide residents and faculty the opportunity to build relationships, engage in peer mentorship, and participate in team-based learning and career discussions.
Our educationally-driven approach was developed in response to the ACGME's call to action to engage residents more meaningfully in individualized education. The degree of institutional support for our trainees with regard to balancing educational and service is quite unique.