We have 15-17 categorical pediatrics positions for each year. In addition, there are also five Med-Peds residents per year as well as one to two Child Neurology positions. Our total number is 65-70 residents.
Yes, we have every major Pediatric subspecialty available at Children’s of Mississippi. Residents can rotate through each of the following pediatric subspecialties: Adolescent Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Development, Critical Care, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Forensic Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative Medicine, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.
We have four inpatient teams that rotate call every fourth day. On weekends, upper level residents have 24-hour calls (2-3 per inpatient month). Other nights are covered by a dedicated night float service. There is a separate inpatient team for Hematology/Oncology. There is also an inpatient service that assists with co-management of surgical patients. Residents on Hem/Onc and Surgical Hospitalist do not have overnight responsibilities.
Residents are expected to generate and present the plan of care for all patients. There is guidance from attending physicians for all services around the clock. There is a graduated level of responsibility as interns progress during their PGY 1 year to prepare them for the supervisory role of a PGY 2 resident.
All residents have a continuity clinic experience where they see General Pediatrics patients in an ambulatory clinic one afternoon per week. You are excused from continuity clinic if you are on vacation, working nights etc.
Typical inpatient wards services carry from seven to 14 patients and have three residents per team. The continuity clinic schedule starts off at three patients for PGY 1 residents at a half-day clinic. The number of patients increases slowly over the next couple of years until PGY 3 residents see a maximum of eight patients in a half-day clinic.