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Curriculum

CLINICAL
In our more than 70 years of training pediatricians, we have trained many generalists throughout categorical residency program, but this is our first track specifically focused on training general pediatricians in community settings. This educational program focuses on teaching residents to become leading innovators in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, while still completing core components of general pediatrics training.

Primary Care-Focused Annual Curriculum Includes:

  • Quarterly topics focusing on subjects such as school-based health initiatives, cultural competency, rural health centers, underserved populations
  • Monthly didactics
  • Quarterly journal clubs and local site visits

INTERN YEAR

PGY1 curriculum same as categorical curriculum to promote integration in the program and build solid clinical foundation.

SECOND YEAR

 Primary Care PGY-2 Differences  Categorical PGY-2
General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards
(1 block)
  General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards
(1 block)
Pediatric ICU
(1 block)

Maintain weekly resident continuity clinic
on campus.

Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Wards
(1 block)
Neonatal ICU
(1 block)

Differs from Categorical Curriculum
by omitting:

Pediatric ICU
(2 blocks) 
General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift
(1 half-block) 

- 1 block NICU
- 1 block PICU

Neonatal ICU
(2 blocks)
Emergency Medicine
(2 blocks) 

- HO/Cards Nights
- Inpatient HO

General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift
(1 half-block)
Elective
(3 blocks)

- Level 1 Nursery (1 block)

Emergency Medicine
(2 blocks)
Georgetown Pediatric Center
(3 blocks)
  Level 1 Nursery
(1 block)
MUSC Children's Care Northwoods
(1.5) blocks 
  Elective
(2 blocks, 2 half-blocks)

THIRD YEAR

 Primary Care PGY-3 Differences  Categorical PGY-3
General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards
(1 block)
  General Pediatrics Inpatient Wards
(1 block)
Pediatric ICU
(1 block)

Maintain weekly resident continuity clinic
on campus.

Pediatric ICU
(1 block)
Adolescent Medicine
(1 block)

Differs from Categorical Curriculum
by omitting:

Adolescent Medicine
(1 block) 
General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift
(1 half-block) 

- HO/Cards Nights
ED (2 blocks)

General Pediatrics Wards Night Shift
(1 half-block)
MUSC Children's Care Northwoods
(1.5 blocks) 

- Primary Care Clinic

Heme-Onc/Cardiology Wards Night Shift
(1 half-block)
Georgetown Pediatric Center
(2 blocks)
Emergency Medicine
(2 blocks)
Elective
(4 blocks)
  Level 2 Nursery
(1 block)
Level 2 Nursery & Perinatal Elective
(1) blocks 
Pediatric Surgery
(1 block)
Pediatric Surgery
(1 block)
  Elective
(4 blocks)
    Primary Care Clinic
(1 block)

On-Line Education

The MUSC Pediatrics Residency training program is becoming a leader in electronic education and this year we have taken another leap forward. With the introduction of Moodle© to the University we are able to post every educational conference on the original date for review at a later time. With the implications of the 2011 ACGME duty hour restrictions on conference attendance we are able to act preemptively by providing conference viewing electronically. This is in addition to contributions from each division that typically include rotation objectives, up-dated literature, and other professional tools.