The Second Year

As a matter of scheduling, the second year resident's typical day is similar to the first year. Your role in inpatient care is, however, a very different one. As the team leader you supervise a team of interns and serve as a role model to the junior residents. Also, as a second year resident you will complete some of your required and elective subspecialty rotations (see third year).

As in the first year, you will continue to follow your regular patient panel in the general pediatric clinic.

A typical day on the ward for a second year resident combines learning with leadership:

7:00 - 7:20 a. m. Work Rounds
7:20 - 8:00 a.m. Required Educational Activity
8:00 - 9:00 a. m. Attending Rounds
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Floor Work
11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Core Curriculum Lecture
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Multidisciplinary Rounds
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Floor Work
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sign Out


Second year residents are on call every fourth night while assigned to floors and ICUs. During elective months, residents will complete One and one–half full weekend ED calls.

PGY-2 Rotation Schedule:

Rotation Number of Cycles (1 cycle = 4 weeks)
General Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic 1
Inpatient Ward 2
Pediatric Emergency Department 2
Electives 3
Adolescent Medicine 1
Research and Procedures 1
Vacation 1 (as either 2 two week blocks or 1 four week block)