Educational Curriculum

The educational curriculum will fulfill the most updated requirements of the ACGME. Our program offers three career tracks. The residents will work closely with a mentor to establish and achieve goals throughout the duration of the residency in the chosen Career Track.

Clinical:  The Pediatric Residency Curriculum at WVU follows the ACGME Core Requirements for pediatric residency training.

PGY-1 Year

Introduction to your pediatric training with a mix of general inpatient, critical care, and outpatient pediatrics.

  • 3 months of Wards
  • 1 month of PICU Step Down
  • 1 month of NICU
  • 1 month of Term Newborn Care (NBN)
  • 1 month of PACC
  • 1 month of ED
  • 1 month of Development
  • 1 month of Adolescent
  • 2 Individualized Plan Rotations

PGY-2 Year

Increased focus of subspecialty exposure as well as community and child advocacy experiences on the Community Pediatrics rotation.

  • 3 months of Wards
  • 1 month of NICU
  • 1 month of PICU
  • 1 month of PACC
  • 1 month of Community Pediatrics
  • 3 Subspecialties
  • 2 Individualized Plan Rotations

PGY-3 Year

Final year includes supervisory responsibilities in all clinical settings with added experience of high acuity emergency care in a pediatric emergency room setting and further fulfillment of individualized plan rotations.

  • 2 months of Wards
  • 1 month of PACC
  • 1 month of NICU
  • 1 month of PICU
  • 1 month of Pediatric ED in Charleston, WV
  • 1 month of Community Pediatrics
  • 3 Subspecialties
  • 2 Individualized Plan Rotations

Career Tracks

Residents also have the opportunity to do individualized career tracks based on their career interests.  These Tracks include IPRs (Individualized Plan Rotations) to support educational goals for each resident.  The 3 Career Tracks are:

  • Generalist
  • Specialist
  • Intensivist
  • Rural Health

For details on each track and the IPR's involved and more details about clinical training rotations, please go here.

Teaching Conferences

Noon Conference:  Lectures presented by faculty members on board relevant topics in both general and subspecialty pediatrics. 

Morning Report:  Resident led case presentations that promote open discussion and used to derive a differential diagnosis and patient care management, with the help and guidance of faculty.

Quality Improvement, Morbidity and Mortality:  Scheduled sessions for resident led projects that help identify systems' issues to improve patient safety and outcomes.

Simulation Teaching:  Scheduled sessions in the Simulation Center at the Health Science Center to teach common pediatric procedures and simulated clinical situations.

Grand Rounds:  Weekly lectures for the entire Pediatric Department led by guest lecturers and WVU faculty, covering a variety of clinical and research topics.  Click here to view our Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule.