Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
The program shares the American Academy of Pediatrics' vision that early career experiences with goal setting will set the stage for the lifelong learning expected of pediatricians. At the start of each academic year, residents complete an Individualized Learning Plan. Through this exercise, residents self-critique their strengths and weaknesses and set learning goals for the year, including at least a basic plan for how to meet them. The program director and advisers will review each ILP and give feedback to help the resident successfully meet the goals. At the end of the year, residents will re-examine their ILP and comment about progress toward their goals.
Each resident will be assigned a faculty adviser or mentor, usually a general pediatrician or behavioral-developmental pediatrician. Switching advisers or adding a specialty adviser is permitted with the approval of the program director. Residents are encouraged to use several faculty advisers depending on their interests and career goals.
The adviser meets with the resident at least bi-annually to review the resident's progress and evaluations. At the fall meeting, the adviser will review the resident's performance on the In-Training Exam and will help the resident develop a board review study plan. Advisers also participate in resident reviews, which they will discuss with the resident. Advisers are available to discuss any personal or professional issue.
Our academic advising program helps residents develop educational plans compatible with professional and personal goals. Academic advising should be viewed as a continuous process of self-reflection, feedback and improvement. Such advising is only the beginning of the lifelong learning and improvement process of a physician career.
Grand Attending Rounds
Morning Teaching Conference
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Patient Safety Conference
Senior Residents' Conference