Rotation Schedule

In keeping with the commitment to general pediatrics, approximately 60% of the residency training is devoted to the ambulatory experience. This includes assignments in community practices, emergency care, subspecialty, development/behavioral, adolescent medicine, rural health and other community-based experiences. Additionally, each resident will have a minimum of six blocks of "Individual Education Units" based on the resident's career goals, with guidance from the program. Residents can choose an early subspecialty exposure in their PGY-1 year, work on a subspecialty advocacy project during their PGY-2 year and have up to four electives in their PGY-3 year.

Longitudinal Outpatient Experience (LOE)

All interns have their LOE at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. After their intern year, residents then join a private pediatrician's office for the remaining two years of their training. These community-organized and managed practice locations are well established in diverse neighborhoods, with each providing care in their respective communities in excess of 30 years. 

Block Schedule At-A-Glance

PGY-1
Course Duration
General Pediatrics – Inpatient 5 Blocks
General Pediatrics – Outpatient or Elective 1 Blocks
Emergency Medicine 2 Blocks
Term Nursery 1 Block
Neonatal Intensive Care 1 Block
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics 1 Block
Dentistry/Psychiatry 1 Block
Adolescent Medicine 1 Block
Longitudinal Outpatient Experience Longitudinal 

PGY-1 Block Schedule Sample

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block  6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block   12 Block 13
HSCH SRMC ER-H DB ADOL DENT HSCH SRMC HSCH ER-H Elective PSYCH NICU

Key:  

  • HSCH - Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital  
  • SRMC - Scottish Rite Medical Center
  • ER-H - Emergency Room at Hughes Spalding
  • DB - Developmental and Behavioral
  • ADOL - Adolescent Medicine
  • DENT - Dentistry
PGY-2
Course Duration
General Pediatrics - Inpatient 2 Blocks
Float - Community Research 1 Block
Hematology/Oncology 1 Block
Cardiology 1 Block
Advocacy 1 Block
Emergency Medicine 1 Block
Pediatric Intensive Care 1 Block
Neonatal Intensive Care 1 Block
Rural Health 1 Block
Pediatric Surgery 1 Block
Pulmonology 1 Block
Community Medicine or Research Elective 1 Block
Longitudinal Outpatient Experience Longitudinal
PGY-3
Course Duration
General Pediatrics – Inpatient 3 Blocks
Float - Quality Improvement 1 Block
Community Medicine 1 Block
Emergency Medicine 1 Block
Pediatric Intensive Care 1 Block
Infectious Disease 1 Block
Board Review 1 Block
Elective 4 Blocks
Longitudinal Outpatient Experience Longitudinal