PL - 2 Year

The PL-2 year focuses on skill and knowledge enhancement as well as career development. Greater emphasis is also placed on independent decision-making as residents assume the role of supervisor. More in-depth knowledge of both general and subspecialty pediatrics is acquired for the role of supervisor and teacher. Residents are also introduced to group teaching during the PL-2 year, by giving a formal case-based presentation on a topic of their choice to an audience of residents and faculty.

The PL-2 residents are assigned to two rotations in the ambulatory pediatric practice, where they continue their community longitudinal experience. They have their first opportunity to supervise on the inpatient service with close faculty support. Inpatient night team during the PL-2 year consists of 2, 2-week blocks. There is a second, higher acuity emergency medicine experience and the first two PICU rotations, which include a transport medicine component. The block rotation in adolescent medicine occurs in the second year, as well as four discretionary block rotations, one of which is call-free. Call responsibilities when not on inpatient/PICU/ED blocks include weekend cross-cover for the inpatient units, sick call coverage, transport calls, and after-hours telephone coverage for the outpatient practice. Calls during adolescent medicine and elective experiences are minimized to ensure adequate exposure. PL-2 residents receive four weeks of vacation, taken during ambulatory rotations. Holiday coverage is as described for PL-1 residents.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106