Teaching Conferences

8:00am - 8:30am | Monday - Thursday

Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty  engage in discussion centered around a recent or current patient admitted to the hospital. Each inpatient team has the opportunity to present a case 1 to 2 times per rotation. Faculty members and the Chief Residents also lead sessions about interesting cases and wellbeing/meditation.

1:00pm | Tuesdays

Didactic sessions every Tuesdays are scheduled for residents as protected educational time, centered around Board Review themes.  

Other special noon conferences with lunch provided are also integrated into the weekly schedule 

8:00am - 9:00am | Friday

Pediatric Grand Rounds is centered on providing health care professionals a means to stay current on evolving areas of interest centered on the care of children. 

Speakers include faculty members, local members of the community, and nationally regarded experts in the field.

Click here for more information on Grand Rounds.

Continuity Clinic Seminars

Wellbeing Sessions

Procedure and Resuscitation Skills 

Mortality and Morbidity (Quarterly)

Aiken Educational Conferences

Ultrasound Skills Workshop

Adverse Drug Reaction Conference

Patient Safety Series

Medical Bioethics Series

Academic Half-Days



Educational Expectations

The Pediatric Evidence Based Medicine Curriculum is to ensure that all graduating residents can demonstrate the ability to locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems, use information technology to optimize learning, take primary responsibility for life-ling learning to improve knowledge skills and practice performance.

These goals are accomplished through  participation in a series of interactive group and individualized clinical and didactic assignments. 


Each Pediatric Resident participates in the development of a scholarly activity, which includes one of the following:

1) A written review of a topic, to include an investigational component e.g. chart review; or

2) Case report and review of the literature that is submitted for publication or presentation; or

3) Original investigation 

4) Educational Podcast and Curriculum Development

Residents identify a faculty advisor to assist with planning and have specific requirements each year to complete towards the completion of their scholarly activity. Each scholarly activity is eligible for the annual  “William P Kanto Pediatric Resident Research Award.” Up to four PGY-3 resident projects are chosen as finalists to be presented orally at the Resident and Fellow Research Symposium. All other residents create a poster presentation of their project.

Residents participate in a quality improvement project during their PGY-2  year in the setting of continuity clinic. Projects are presented during noon conference at the end of their second year of Residency.

Each resident is required to demonstrate competence in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, which involves the investigation and evaluation of care for patients, the appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and continuous improvements in patient care. Residents are required to create an individualized learning plan (ILP) that is updated annually with review and discussion with Faculty Advisors. The ILP helps to ensure that the residency program is meeting each individual's training needs and to identify individualized areas of improvement to accomplish career goals. 

Residents must demonstrate competency of required procedures including: 

  • Bag-mask ventilation
  • Bladder catheterization
  • Giving immunizations
  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Neonatal endotracheal intubation
  • Peripheral intravenous catheter placement
  • reduction of simple dislocation
  • simple laceration repair
  • simple removal of foreign body
  • temporary splinting of fracture
  • umbilical catheter placement
  • venipuncture

Pediatric Rotations by Year of Training

While there may be some variations year to year, all residents will have the opportunity to gain in-depth experience in a variety of subspecialties and educational settings. 

  PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3
General Inpatient Hospitalist  X  X
Subspecialty Inpatient (Cardiology, Heme/Onc)  
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  X
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Emergency Department
Newborn Nursery (Community Hospital-Aiken, SC)
Newborn Nursery (Academic Center- MCG)    
Community Outpatient Clinic (Aiken, SC)  
General Outpatient Pediatric Clinic (Academic Center-MCG)    X
Adolescent Medicine Clinic    X  
Longitudinal Outpatient Experience (Resident Continuity Clinic)  X
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics x    
Individualized Curriculum  X  X  X

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Academic Half Day

  • Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, Dr. Kapoor leading an interactive session.
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  • Food provided for those on Night Shift
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Resident Workroom

  • Our residents have dedicated space for pre-rounding and documentation.
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Inpatient Team

  • Bedside rounding is an important part of the educational experience
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Individualized Curriculum

  • Residents have the opportunity to individualize rotations based on future career interests
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Aiken Rotation

  • Our residents gain a community clinical experience through their newborn nursery and outpatient rotation in Aiken, SC and have access to great meals!
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Morning Report

  • Residents start their mornings with protected educational time to discuss interesting current patient cases
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Lunch Provided

  • Lunch is provided during academic half day and noon didactic sessions.
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  • Our wellbeing committee ensures that our residents have power snacks available 24 hours a day between their busy clinical duties.
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Procedures Training

  • Monthly sessions to brush up on our procedural skills
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Ultrasound Training

  • Residents get simulated and real time experience utilizing ultrasound
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Resident Lounge

  • Our residents enjoy their own dedicated Pediatric Resident Lounge
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Breakfast with the Chair

  • Monthly breakfast with our Pediatric Chair, Dr. Valera Hudson. Residents have the opportunity to communicate concerns regarding inpatient and outpatient services and hear directly about exciting news regarding the healthcare system.
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Lunch with Program Director

  • Residents meet with the program director and leadership team monthly to
  • discuss concerns and receive updates on issues regarding the residency program.
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Pediatric Research Symposium

  • The Resident and Fellow Pediatric Research Symposium is held annually on the first Friday of June