Residents will be able to evaluate, diagnose, and manage pediatric surgical patients with a focus on line placements, herniorrhaphies, appendectomies, and pyloromyotomies in infants, children and adolescents. Residents will participate clinically, continuity of care is emphasized by having the resident participate in the outpatient clinics in order to evaluate pre- and postoperative patients and in the operating room to assist with all surgical procedures. Residents will be exposed to pediatric surgical cases which vary in scope from simple umbilical hernias to orthotopic liver transplantation. The resident is responsible for the initial history and physical examination of each patient, performing the operation or assisting the attending surgeon in the operating room, documenting the patient’s postoperative course while in the hospital, and for participating in postoperative follow-up after discharge from the hospital.
Residents also participate in a weekly morbidity and mortality conference, weekly pediatric x-ray conference, weekly tumor board, weekly formal attending rounds (in addition to daily attending “work” rounds), a biweekly gastroenterology conference with one week discussing GI pathology and the alternate week discussing GI radiology, a monthly pediatric surgical pathology conference, and a monthly journal club. Senior residents organize and present at the weekly pediatric surgery conference for the surgical and pediatric house officers, pediatric and surgery attendings, and nurses.Goals & Objectives