Pediatric Rotation Units

Inpatient Wards

The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital has three pediatric wards with a combined capacity of 43, and approximately 2,700 annual admissions.

The wards are served by a team comprised of two upper-level residents and four first-year residents.

Subspecialists contribute to patient care as consultants and as the primary team, while specialists from other departments collaborate with the pediatric staff, for example, as in the case of an infant with surgical problems. As a resident, you will work with a variety of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists from other departments to best fulfill the unique medical needs of children. In addition, you will be able to follow the progress of patients after hospital discharge, enabling you to learn about the essential continuity of health care.

Length of rotation and call schedule for the Wards rotation vary:

  • PL-1: 3-4 one-month rotations. During the month you will be on day call until 7 p.m. every fourth day, with 1 week per month of night float.
  • PL-2: 1 month rotation. During the month you will be on call until 7 p.m. every third day and alternate 24-hour call shifts on weekends.
  • PL-3: 2-3 months rotation. During the month, you will be on call until 7 p.m. every third day and alternate 24-hour call shifts on weekends.

Your average patient load in the Wards will be from 6 to 8. The typical number of admissions for evening on-call duty is also 6-10.