Typical Resident Schedule

Morning Report

Each work day begins with Morning Report. Residents and faculty meet and review the patients admitted to the ward and PICU overnight. Following the evening’s “headlines,” second- and third-year residents present a brief teaching case on a topic of their choosing. Faculty and residents then discuss the topic in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Noon Teaching Conferences

These lunch-hour conferences provide an opportunity for informal exchange of ideas between faculty, fellows, residents, and students. The year begins with a series of Acute Care Conferences and continues with topics that include the sub-specialties as well as general pediatrics. These meetings are in the form of teaching conferences, House staff meetings, Journal Club, Chief Residents’ Conference, and Morbidity & Mortality Conference.

Topics include:

Allergy/Immunology, Behavioral Pediatrics, Cardiology, Computing and Informatics, Developmental Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Toxicology

National Meetings

As a second-year or a third-year resident, you will have the opportunity to attend a medical meeting during each year of your training. Many of our residents present at a national level every year, and you’ll have the option to attend national, regional or local meetings that align with your clinical and research interests.

Wednesday School

Our Wednesday School program is a resident-initiated curriculum that gives trainees dedicated monthly time to convene with faculty for four hours of interactive educational exercises. Residents learn procedural skills such as suturing and airway management as well as simulated exercises like caring for a critically ill child. Led by UVA’s outstanding faculty educators, Wednesday Schools are working lunch sessions with dedicated time for board review and unique hands-on learning opportunities. Wednesday School blocks are universally accepted as protected educational time, and faculty and fellows cover services to allow all residents to maximize this uninterrupted monthly educational opportunity.