Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Specifics

  • Med-Peds Journal Club – Each month, one article in pediatric medicine and one article in internal medicine is presented by senior residents. Articles are chosen to span both medicine and pediatrics and are relevant to the system of that month. Interns are responsible for presenting several brief “updates” in clinical medicine. Med-Peds residents and attendings are present and sub-specialists provide additional insight into the articles being reviewed.
  • Med-Peds Curriculum – Weekly on Fridays, we discuss a Med-Peds topic that may be presented by a faculty member or a resident. This incorporates the Yale Curriculum for ambulatory Pediatric topics and the Harvard PEAK modules for Internal Medicine. We also incorporate a longitudinal QI curriculum with dedicated time for research as well as DEI topics into this weekly curriculum.
  • Med=PedsClinical Reasoning Curriculum – A unique resident driven model where senior residents work one on one with interns to help them translate medical knowledge into clinical reasoning skills in a case based format. POCUS and simulation is incorporated into these monthly sessions and serves as a great opportunity for our residents to improve their teaching and leadership skills.
  • Med-Peds Clinical Pathologic Case Presentations – Several times each year our senior Med-Peds residents prepare a case presentation of an interesting patient who has received care in one of our hospitals that has unique synergy between the specialty of internal medicine and pediatrics.

Internal Medicine

  • Academic Half Day, Tuesdays – A dedicated, interactive four hours of acquiring clinical knowledge, skills and practicing board style questions. During these sessions, residents are excused from clinical responsibilities, and all pages are fielded by the attending physicians of the respective teams. Each month focuses on a specific sub-specialty. Lectures are provided by various sub-specialists.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – This teaching session features nationally recognized physicians and focuses on emerging areas of clinical practice.
  • Journal Club, Monthly – Two residents and a subspecialist present a selection of articles focusing on research that will change clinical practice.
  • Resident Report, Wards-Specific teaching – Three days a week during the lunch hour, senior residents present a clinical case of a patient recently cared for in the wards. House-staff work through cases under the guidance of the chief resident. During each presentation, key teaching points are formally presented.


  • Academic Block Conference, Thursday – A dedicated, interactive three-hour learning session designed to build clinical knowledge in pediatric and pediatric sub-specialty care. In addition, it offers preparation for the Pediatric Board Exam. Residents are excused from clinical responsibilities during these learning sessions, and all pages are fielded by the attending physicians of the respective teams. Each month focuses on a specific sub-specialty.
  • Ward Teaching Rounds – At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the ward teams are divided based on specialty (i.e., Pulmonary, GI, Renal). This creates a unique opportunity for subspecialty teaching rounds. Resident ward teams round with both pediatric hospitalists and subspecialists, allowing additional time to learn from the experts.
  • ICU Teaching Rounds – Teaching rounds take place each morning at the bedside in the PICU and NICU. These rounds are multidisciplinary which creates a unique environment for teamwork and collaborative teaching and patient care.
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds – These sessions feature generalists, sub-specialists and senior residents. A combination of residents, attending physicians and community physicians are in attendance. Topics range the pediatrics clinic spectrum.
  • Morning Report – Senior residents present interesting cases encountered in the inpatient and emergency department setting. Sessions are interactive and attended by pediatric hospitalists. One day per week, morning report sessions are led by interns and facilitated by the chief residents.