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The following is a list of conferences and other educational activities offered through the residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn:


Educational Conferences:

  • Case of the week (challenging discussion led by Academic Senior)
  • Residents as Teachers
  • Morning Report (daily on the wards and in the nursery)
  • Attending Rounds (daily on the wards, the normal nursery, the NICU, and the PICU)
  • Thursday Lecture Block (3 hours of educational sessions, 10am-1pm; protected time for the residents each week)
  • Night Shift Curriculum
  • Chief Rounds (weekly departmental CME case-presentation)
  • Journal Club (monthly; part of EBM curriculum)
  • Pediatric Seminars (monthly 3 hour sessions)
  • Tumor Board (monthly)
  • Healthy Steps (monthly case-based interactive sessions)
  • Board Reviews and "Pediatric Jeopardy" (ongoing throughout the year)
  • Ethics Series (monthly)
  • Annual Board Review (protected time for 3rd year residents) 

Other Educational Activities:

  • Procedure labs, SimBaby/SimMan (suturing, central lines, chest tubes and intubations)
  • BLS, PALS, and Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Mock codes
  • EBM curriculum (case-based ACQ format, development of critically appraised topic)
  • Practice Management and Employment seminars
  • Financial Planning seminars
  • Health Care Systems lectures
  • Complimentary membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Exam (annually)
  • Cultural Competency curriculum
  • Developmental Screening curriculum
  • Bright Smiles Program for Oral Health (endorsed by the Illinois Chapter of the AAP)
  • Career planning seminars, including Credentialing/CV Prep
  • Individual Faculty Advisor/Mentor meetings

Scholarly Activities:

The pediatric residents are associated with a department that is active in research. Excellent clinical and basic science faculty research is ongoing at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn, the nearby High Tech Medical Park, and our affiliate institutions across the Advocate system.

Pediatric residents are encouraged and supported to:

  • complete a research project or paper during their training.
  • present their work at local and national academic meetings. Residents may apply for research funding through the hospital's Med Fund.

In the past five years, members of the Department of Pediatrics have published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, been primary authors of three major textbooks, and made over 300 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

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