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Residency curriculum

Pediatric residency curriculum at CHoR

A comprehensive curriculum that gives you the experience to provide the best care when children need your help

We provide residents with comprehensive exposure to both inpatient and non-inpatient (primary care, subspecialty) clinical pediatrics while allowing individualization of the curriculum to suit the unique needs of each resident.

The basis of our curriculum is a large, primarily underserved urban population whose care provides the resident with broad knowledge in primary care as well as an extensive exposure to the gamut of subspecialty services and advanced management of the pediatric emergency patient – including the multiple trauma patient.

Pediatric resident curriculumOur curriculum is designed around 2 week-long rotational blocks that provide the trainee with a balanced schedule in order to combat fatigue and provide for limited interruptions in each rotation. This curriculum is shaped by the resident – in conjunction with a faculty advisor as they progress from learner to manager to teacher.

In order to individualize the curriculum for different trainee needs, our residents choose a longitudinal tract (primary care, non-procedure, procedure, advocacy/public health) prior to the start of the PGY-2 year that partially determines the extra educational experience of each resident.

As part of our curriculum, you will also choose a specialized track, participate in in-patient and outpatient rotations and attend conferences and events.

Curriculum block chart: Pediatrics

Inpatient 12 weeks 6 weeks 6 weeks
Hematology/Oncology 2 weeks 4 weeks  
Nights 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
NICU 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks


5 weeks    
ED 4 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks
Outpatient surgery 4 weeks    
Child abuse 4 weeks    
Continuity clinic 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Electives 6 weeks 13 weeks 15 weeks
PICU   4 weeks 6 weeks
Adolescent   4 weeks  
 Urgent care   2 weeks  
Tracks   2 weeks 2 weeks
Behavior and development     4 weeks

*Each resident gets an additional 5 days
of winter holiday time.

3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 
 TOTAL  52 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks

Each resident will be periodically assigned to pull call on specific days during outpatient or subspecialty rotations. The resident assigned to pull call must be available by beeper in the event a colleague becomes ill. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents are periodically assigned to after hours phone triage (i.e., telephone calls) for the General Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic. This call is taken from home.

Richmond serves a high volume of lower socioeconomic status patients, where medicine makes its most significant impact. Additionally, Richmond is surrounded by a rural population, so we see a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds. What’s more, the hospital is a block from the Capitol, so residents can easily advocate for their patients in a much wider context

Henry, Class of 2021

Become a CHoR resident

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System.


How to apply