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Schedule Comparison

The primary care track meets all of the ACGME requirements for graduation while affording the resident more time in a variety of ambulatory care settings that will strongly prepare them for a career as a general pediatrician, either  in an academic setting or in a community setting.  Seven to eight months a year will be spent at RCRMC and ambulatory sites while 4-5 months a year will be spent at the Children’s Hospital.


Primary Care Track

PL 1

PL 2/3

Ward

3 months

4 months

Clinic

3 months

5 months

Night Float

2 weeks

3-4 weeks

ER

1 month

1 month

Newborn

1 month

1 month

Advocacy/OK kids

1 month

1 month

Behavior

1 month

 

Elective/Selective**

1 month

1 months

NICU

1 month

1 months

PICU

 

2 months

Subspecialty consult

 

7 months

Adolescent

 

1 month

Vacation

3 weeks

8 weeks

Categorical Loma Linda Program

PL 1

PL 2/3

Ward

4 months

6 months

Clinic

2 months

3 months

Night Float

1 month

4-6 weeks

ER

1 month

1 month

Newborn

1 month

 

OK Kids

1 month

 

Behavior

1 month

 

Elective/Selective

1 month

3 months

NICU

 

2 months

PICU

 

2 months

Subspecialty consult

 

6 months

Adolescent

 

1 month

Vacation

3 weeks

8 weeks

 

 Note: % Outpatient time during consult months varies from 10% for Infectious Disease to 100% for Allergy/Immunolgy.  Most subspecialty blocks are ~50% outpatient.  There is not overnight call.
**Note: = 6 months of individualized curriculum for Children’s Hospital residents. The Primary Care Track has only 2 individualized education months since the entire track is specialized for primary care pediatrics.
Night Float = Outpatient clinic has ward night float for 5- 6 days during some of the blocks.
Primary Care Subspecialty (required) include:  Cardiology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology/Allergy, Forensics and Infectious Disease
Subspecialty Electives includeRheumatology, Genetics, Hem/Onc , Nephrology.
Specialty Clinics and Multidisciplinary Team Clinics
Electives include: Any pediatric subspecialty (including those listed above), Radiology, Dermatology, Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and residents may use one month for a Global Health (International) rotation.  Research may also be done during Electives months.
Vacations are granted in one-week increments during outpatient months, based on resident’s schedule requests. Vacation is 3 weeks in PL1, 4 weeks in PL2, and 4 weeks in PL3.