Conferences at the Pediatric Residency Program at Goryeb Children’s Hospital include the following:
8:00 to 8:45am - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Run by the chief residents, morning report focuses on review of most recent admissions with an emphasis on medical decision-making and evidence-based medicine. Faculty members from general pediatrics and subspecialties join the discussion.
Academic Half Day (AHD)
9:00am to 1:00pm - Friday
Faculty members from subspecialties, general pediatrics and other disciplines present topics in a variety of different formats. Each week the focus is dedicated to a particular specialty or general topic. AHD is teleconferenced to Overlook Medical Center so all residents can participate. In addition to faculty led topics, one hour of the AHD is dedicated to a resident run board review. Residents utilize board questions to review not only medical knowledge but also test taking skills.
9:00 to 10:00am - Thursday
Grand Rounds occurs on Thursday mornings and is host to a variety of speakers
who are national, regional and local experts.
2:00 to 3:00pm - Once per month
Inpatient team and chair of pediatrics in small group bedside discussion with focus on critical thinking, professionalism and interviewing skills, physical examination and teaching.
9:00 to 10:00am - Wednesday
Inpatient team meets with the director of pediatric radiology weekly to review radiology images including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and nuclear studies.
A monthly, lunchtime session, PGY-3 residents present an article of their choice. Residents and faculty scrutinize the article’s arguments and evidence.
PGY-1 residents present a grand-rounds style, PowerPoint presentation on an
interesting case. This highly educational conference is attended by all of residents, as well as the faculty and community pediatricians.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
PGY-3 and PG-2 residents present at this conference, which is attended by residents and faculty and focuses on three to four cases selected by the director of pediatric quality and safety, with emphasis on improvement of patient care.
Joint Pediatric/Emergency Medicine Conference
This joint conference focuses on the pediatric aspect of emergency medicine by the two disciplines that know it the best.
PGY-1 residents who are rotating through the NICU present cases to the neonatologists and high-risk obstetricians for discussion of management and outcome.
Neonatal Director’s Rounds
PGY-2 residents meet monthly with all of the neonatologists and the director of the NICU to present an interesting case with focus on management.
Twice-monthly conferences on oncologic pathology held by Atlantic Health System’s hematology-oncology and pathology departments.
Pediatric Medical Education Advisory Committee (PMEAC)
This monthly meeting is attended by all residents, chief residents and program directors. The residents provide feedback to the program about specific rotations for the purpose of providing real-time improvements in the curriculum.
Pediatric Gurus Conference
Residents are invited free of charge to attend the annual CME conference sponsored by our pediatric department at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics/New Jersey Chapter. The three-day conference is attended by pediatricians from the tri-state area and features nationally prominent speakers on current hot topics in pediatrics.
Half-day of interactive sessions with outside consultants geared towards team-building and professional development, followed by half-day of a fun recreational activity.