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Educational Programs & Conferences

Conferences at the Pediatric Residency Program at Goryeb Children’s Hospital include the following:


Morning Report
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.

Grand Rounds
8:00 to 9:00am - Thursday

Grand Rounds occurs on Thursday mornings and is host to a variety of speakers
who are national, regional and local experts.

Chairman’s Rounds
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.

Radiology Rounds
3:00 to 3:45pm - Tuesday

Inpatient team meets with the director of pediatric radiology weekly to review radiology images including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and nuclear studies.

Program Director Rounds
2:00 to 2:45pm - Tuesday
Weekly discussion with the inpatient floor team and medical students focusing in on the subtleties of the patients’ history and physical differential diagnosis, laboratory interpretation and management.


Journal Club
A monthly, morning session, PGY-3 residents present an article of their choice. Residents and faculty scrutinize the article’s arguments and evidence.

Case Conference
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 one to two 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.

Perinatal Conference
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.

Tumor Board
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.


NY/NJ American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Board Review Course
Initially implemented by the Goryeb Children's Hospital faculty, this annual conference, now in its 14th year, takes place each spring over a three-day period at Goryeb Children's Hospital and is repeated at North Shore University Hospital. Residents throughout the region attend the course; Goryeb Children’s Hospital residents are subsidized by the chairman’s fund.

Pediatric Retreat
Half-day of fun recreational activity, geared towards team-building.

This annual conference is sponsored by our neonatology division and is known for attracting both national and international speakers for two days each spring. It highlights cutting-edge therapies and research in neonatology. Residents are invited to attend at no cost.

Pediatric Research Day
A half-day conference each spring highlights the research projects completed by Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s residents and their faculty mentors. It is part of our Goryeb Academic Pediatric Support (GAPS) program, which is a dedicated and structured research/scholarly activity training program that all pediatric residents participate in.

Atlantic Health System Research Day
This annual conference, now in its 20th year, highlights research completed throughout Atlantic Health System via posters and oral platform presentations. A keynote address by a nationally-recognized speaker is included. Pediatric residents are encouraged to submit their work as a way to gain local recognition and augment their curriculum vitae for fellowship applications.

Move Up Series
This annual series of didactics and workshops engages residents in looking ahead to the next step of their training and eventual life beyond Goryeb Children’s Hospital.  Starting with orientation, there are multiple activities aimed at preparing incoming PGY-1s to take the step from student to resident.  Two workshops in the spring have PGY-1s and PGY-2s build the expectations they will use as senior residents in the next academic year.  Other areas of focus are the privileging process, applying for fellowship, applying for general pediatrician positions, leadership, and career satisfaction.