Yearly Rotation Schedule

(13 four-week rotations each year)
PL-1 PL-2 PL-3
Inpatient Red Team
(w/ 1 wk nights)
Inpatient Blue
(2wks days/2wks nights)
Inpatient Purple
(2wks days/2wks nights)
Inpatient Purple
(w/ 1 wk nights)
Inpatient Purple or Red Team
(2wks days/2wks nights)
Inpatient Red
(2wks days/2wks nights)
Inpatient Green/Blue Team
(w/ 1 wk nights)
  Inpatient Teaching/Green
(2wks Each)
Behavior & Development Adolescent Medicine  
Well Newborn    
2 Ambulatory Practice (including vacation) 2 Ambulatory Practice (including vacation) 3 Ambulatory Practice (including vacation)
Inpatient Green/Blue/Purple Team (w/ 1 wk nights) 2 PICU PICU
  3 Discretionary Blocks 4 Discretionary experiences 5 Discretionary experiences

Ambulatory Practice Curriculum:
Practice – continuity and walk-in
Continuity - 1 half-day per week
Behavior & Development - integrated
Community Pediatrics - integrated

Night Float:
All residents do 4 weeks of night float during the PL-1 year, 6 weeks during the PL-2 year and 4-5 weeks during the PL-3 year. The PL-1 assignments are done one week at a time as part of each 4-week inpatient assignment. The PL-2 and PL-3 assignments are done in two week assignments to the inpatient service and one-week assignments to the PICU. The night float resident is on call Sunday through Friday night for PL-1 residents and Sunday night through Thursday night for PL-2 and PL-3 residents, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.. 

Inpatient Service Structure:
The inpatient teams assume primary responsibility for both general pediatric and medical subspecialist inpatients. Surgical subspecialist patients are followed by pediatric residents in a consultative manner, allowing exposure to these fields. General pediatric Surgery is taught in the ED, consults in the PICU, NICU, and inpatient services, and through elective experiences.

There are 5 inpatient teams named for colors of the CCMC logo:

Purple: The Purple Team provides care for patients admitted to the 7th floor, including patients admitted to the hospitalist service (Inpatient Management Team), private community pediatricians, as well as a variety of subspecialty services. The Purple Team consists of a PL-3 senior resident and three PL-1 residents or PL-1 equivalent residents (family medicine residents or Sub-Interns).

Yellow: The Yellow Team also provides care for patients admitted to the 7th floor. This team is staffed by advanced practitioners, allowing for rapid turnover of many of the low-acuity and observation admissions to the hospitalist and subspecialist services.

Blue: The Blue Team provides care for patients on the 6th floor, primarily for patients on the hospitalist service, with some subspecialist patients. The Blue team consists of a PL-2 senior resident and two PL-1 residents or resident equivalents.

Green: The Green Team, also on the 6th floor, provides care for most pediatric Gastroenterology patients, as well as other subspecialty services. The Green Team consists of a PL-3 senior and two PL-1 residents. APRN's and PA’s are an integral part of both Green and Blue teams, in order to make the assignments manageable, enhance education, and meet duty hour standards.

Red: The Red Team provides care to patients admitted to the 8th floor, which are primarily Hematology/Oncology patients. The Red Team is typically led by a PL-3 senior who works with PL-1 residents as well as advanced practitioners. 

Work Duty Hours:
The program is in full compliance with the ACGME Duty Hour standards. This is accomplished through the joint effort of faculty and residents, and includes the addition of senior night float assignments. We continually review our compliance and make adjustments as required. The changes have been favorably received and our duty hours policy is stated below.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program Duty Hour Policy

As required by the ACGME and the University of Connecticut, the Pediatric Residency Program has developed the following policy: It should be noted that the University of Connecticut Office of graduate Medical Education has an existing institutional policy that applied in full with this policy and the institutional policy adds the opportunity for residents to report duty hour violations via a hotline telephone reporting system.

The duty hours policy is designed to help meet the educational needs of the resident, the needs of patients and families, including patient safety, and continuity of care. This policy is in compliance with institutional policies as well as with requirements of all relevant accrediting bodies, including the ACGME and RRC for Pediatrics.

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

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