Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Residency Curriculum

Leadership Executive Academic Development (LEAD) and Professional Colleagues and Community (PACC) framework:

Pediatric Residency Training Curriculum Overview

First Year

Our first year is designed as a foundational year while allowing residents to begin to individualize their training in our innovative program to take next steps on possible future career pathways.

During this time residents will learn how to evaluate, diagnose, manage and coordinate the acute and chronic care of children with a wide range of conditions. Experiences in inpatient and outpatient settings will also provide opportunities to apply the core concepts of our LEAD curriculum and PACC sessions.

The majority of patient care experiences during the first year will occur as a member of the inpatient inter-professional teams. Residents will spend time on:

  • the pediatric hospital service
  • the neonatal intensive care unit
  • the newborn nursery and resuscitation team
  • the emergency department

Significant mentoring will be provided one-on-one by experienced physician leaders in these clinical settings.

In addition, block time is set up for electives that will assist in determining further career interest, scholarship and specialization options and time dedicated to our LEAD curriculum with a unique focus on simulation, scholarship, and team building.

Second Year

The second year provides innovative opportunities for further individualization of learning, career exploration and specialization. More than half of the year is dedicated to the resident’s choice of electives and scholarship. Residents will continue to:

  • cultivate skills in the foundational areas of pediatrics
  • do rotations in adolescent medicine
  • do rotations in developmental and behavioral pediatrics
  • do rotations in community and advocacy experiences

Our second year is designed to provide flexibility and further professional development as residents make important decisions about next steps and prepare for the possibility of entering the subspecialty application and interview process.

We believe that by allowing our second year residents the opportunities to tailor the year using professional goals aligned with career destinations, they will ultimately grow into the roles of clinician, leader, and scholar. The program will promote these trajectories through innovative experiences in our LEAD the PACC curriculum enhancing the development of individuals and teams.

Third Year

During the third year of residency training, our residents will move from a stage of comfortable competency to an early mastery level in providing family-centered patient care. Residents will be providing evidence-based care that is developmentally and age appropriate, compassionate, and effective for the treatment of the diversity of acute and chronic conditions in pediatrics and the promotion of the health of infants, children and adolescents in multiple settings. Our senior residents will experience the professional development and growth involved with teaching, mentoring and leading teams of junior residents and medical students.

Third year residents will also return to several of the rotations they completed as first years with an emphasis on teaching, leadership, delivery of care, and continuous quality improvement. Third year residents will assume the responsibility for leading teams on the hospital service, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and in the emergency department. The third year will also promote time for additional career development and individual preparation for future endeavors with approximately four months dedicated to electives and scholarship.

Third year residents will also return to several of the rotations they completed as first years with an emphasis on: teaching leadership delivery of care continuous quality improvement Third year residents will assume the responsibility for leading teams on: the hospital service neonatal and pediatric intensive care units the emergency department

The third year will also promote time for additional career development and individual preparation for future endeavors with approximately four months dedicated to electives and scholarship.

It is at this stage that our program leadership hopes to see the culmination of our LEAD the PACC curriculum as residents prepare to transition into the world of practice or fellowships and become future leaders in the many different areas and fields of pediatrics.