The Third Year

As a senior year resident you will take further responsibility for patient care and sharpen your subspecialty skills in preparation for the general pediatric boards. You will choose in-depth subspecialty experiences from, among the following:

Cardiology Nephrology
Genetics Neurology
Endocrinology Hematology/Oncology
Gastroenterology Pulmonology
Rheumatology Allergy/Immunology
Child Psychiatry Pediatric Radiology
Infectious Diseases Dermatology

PGY-3 Rotation Schedule:

Rotation Number of Cycles (1 cycle = 4 weeks)
General Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic 3
Inpatient Ward 1
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 1
Electives 5
Vacation 1 (as either 2 two week blocks or 1 four week block)

As in the first two years, you will continue to expand your primary care practice, gaining speed and accuracy in the management of patients with multiple medical problems and practicing with still greater independence.

A typical day for a third year resident stresses leadership and in-depth study of specific areas of medical practice.


Third year residents are on-call an average of every fourth night. As the senior pediatric resident in the hospital, you act as a consultant to the floors and the intensive care units. While on elective rotations assigned to the ED, third year residents complete one-weekend call.