Curriculum

Become clinically excellent and thrive in various medical settings

The majority of the Med-Peds clinical experience occurs at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center located in the Newark’s South Ward. The area is rich in adult and pediatric pathology. High risk obstetrics leads to a thriving NICU and pediatric inpatient service. Transports from many area hospitals expose the residents to patients with both common as well as rare diagnoses. The residents see a wide variety of adult and pediatric pathology due to the diversity of subspecialty services.

A portion of the resident experience occurs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center approximately 25 minutes away from Newark Beth Israel. A complementary experience in an upper middle class environment offers a different clinical experience with an alternate set of pathology to further enhance resident learning.

Details
The Med-Peds residency program accepts only 2 residents per year with a total of 8 Med-Peds residents total in the program. The residents are integrated seamlessly into the categorical pediatric and internal programs with opportunities that are Med-Peds specific. The categorical Internal Medicine program has 11 residents per year with an additional 2 in the primary care track. There are 4 internal medicine preliminary year residents as well. The categorical Pediatric program has 11 residents per year with an additional 2 in the primary care track as well.

The Med-Peds residents switch between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics blocks every 3-4 months over the course of four years. While a Med-Peds resident is on an Internal Medicine rotation, they generally attend Internal Medicine education activities and Pediatric educational activities while on a Pediatric rotation. The Med-Peds residents also attend Med-Peds specific conferences and events throughout the program.

Sample Med-Peds Curriculum

PGY 1

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Well Baby Nursery
Inpatient Pediatrics
Vacation/Amb Ped
Pediatric Emergency
Inpatient Medicine
Ambulatory Medicine
ICU
Inpatient Pediatrics
Infectious Disease
Neonatal ICU
Geriatrics
Inpatient Medicine
Vacation/Amb Med

PGY 2

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

MP Ambulatory
Neonatal ICU
Vacation/Night Float
Inpatient Medicine
Selective*
Geriatrics
Pediatric ICU
Selective*
Pediatric Emergency
Selective*
Vacation/Ambulatory
Emergency Medicine
CCU

PGY 3

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Inpatient Pediatrics
MP Ambulatory
Vacation/Night Float
Selective*
Inpatient Medicine
MP Ambulatory
Selective*
Adolescent
Elective
Selective*
Vacation/Night Float
Selective*
Elective/Ambulatory
ICU

PGY 4

Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

Pediatrics


Internal Medicine

Community Medicine
Well Baby Nursery
Developmental
Inpatient Medicine
Vacation/Ambulatory
Neurology
Attending**
Mini-Chief***
Vacation/MP Ambulatory
Selective*
Elective
ICU
Ambulatory

*Selective=Subspecialty Rotation
**Attending=Pure Elective (Research/Audition Rotation)
***Mini-Chief=Junior Chief Resident (Administrative/Clinical)

Each Med-Peds resident is required to participate in a Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement project. Residents are encouraged to choose a topic of interest.

All Med-Peds residents are required to take the Internal Medicine and Pediatric in-service examinations every year for 4 years. The in-service examination is used as a self assessment and is not utilized for annual promotion or graduation.

Integrated Academic Med-Peds Experiences

  • Med-Peds Orientation
  • Morning Report
  • Noon Conference
  • Academic Half Day
  • Internal Medicine Board Review
  • Pediatric Board Review
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Combined OB/Pediatric Perinatal Conferences
  • Combined Adult and Pediatric Tumor Board
  • Institutional Core Lecture Series
  • Patient Safety Initiatives
  • Medicine/Med-Peds Retreats Annually
  • Pediatric/Med-Peds Retreats Annually

Med-Peds Specific Experiences

  • Med-Peds Grand Rounds (Annual)
  • Med-Peds Board Review/Journal Club (Every other week)
  • Potential combined rotations: Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Med-Peds, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Allergy/Immunology
  • Continuity Clinic-Alternating weekly between adult and pediatric ambulatory 1/2 day per week
  • Transition Clinic (Starting 2015)

Uniques Experiences

  • Attending Block-Pure Elective (Research, Audition for Fellowship/Job Opportunity)
  • Community Medicine Block
  • Mini-Chief Resident Month

Med-Peds Resident Social Events - The Med-Peds residents maintain a very active social life and are known to enjoy spending time with their colleagues outside of the hospital. Integration in categorical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics means there are many opportunities to interact with many residents and faculty in each department.

In addition, the Med-Peds people hold their own events throughout the year creating lifelong memories and strengthening the bond between residents as well as faculty.

  • Combined Intern Orientation BBQ
  • Med-Peds Graduation Dinner
  • Combined Holiday Celebrations
  • Combined Graduation Celebrations
  • Med-Peds Socials throughout the year

Quick Highlights

  • Outstanding Pathology
  • Superb Learning/Academic Culture
  • World Class services in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • World Class Transplant Services
  • Adult Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Combined Program Director
  • Full Integration Into Categorical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Resident Autonomy
  • Tremendous Research/Scholarly Activity Opportunity

Osteopathic Candidates
DO residents in the Med-Peds program are offered osteopathic recognition with the opportunity to fulfill additional licensure requirements for the states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Oklahoma. This includes block experience in surgery and female reproductive medicine allowing full licensure potential in all 50 states.