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 below).
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. Sign-out Rounds
7:20 - 8:00 a.m. Work rounds as team leader
8:00 - 9:00 a. m. Morning Report/Required educational activity
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Attending Rounds/ General/Subspecialty/ED/Clinic/ED
11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Supervision on the floors/ED/clinics
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Core Curriculum Lecture
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Radiology Rounds & Multidisciplinary Rounds
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Supervision on the floors/clinics
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sign Out rounds
Second year residents are on call every fourth night while assigned to floors and ICUs. One and one–half full weekend ED calls plus three short (5-10pm) ED calls.
Sample PGY-2 Rotation Schedule:
Block 1 OPD