Didactic and Interactive Education

Discover the breadth and depth of the three-year curriculum in the pediatric residency program at The University of New Mexico.

Thursday School

As a resident, you’re freed of clinical duties each Thursday afternoon if you’re not post-call or on an away elective. Join the full group of residents for lectures, small-group activities, hands-on patient simulation, boards review and other educational experiences. We even answer your pages so you can focus on the collaborative learning at hand.

Board Prep

Expect help preparing for your board-certification exam throughout the residency:

  • Intern year – Receive board-prep materials.
  • July of year three – Start working with a learning specialist to develop a personalized board-prep strategy.
  • January of year three – Begin taking part in a longitudinal board-prep curriculum based on a flipped-classroom model.

You also complete board-prep questions annually.

Learn how to read and interpret medical literature in a team-based, interactive, flipped-classroom setting every other month. You’ll address clinical questions using evidence and present the findings to your peers.

Each month, residents and faculty discuss interesting or unusual cases in a multidisciplinary conference that includes pediatrics, surgery, intensive care, pathology and radiology.

As pediatricians, we see not only lots of joy, but also sorrow. To help address difficult cases, you’ll attend regular meetings to discuss the human issues affecting patients, families and housestaff. Speak openly and honestly in this supportive forum with faculty who specialize in ethics, death and dying.

Each Tuesday and Wednesday morning, this informal conference uses cases to build skills in differential diagnosis and management of common and rare pediatric issues. The atmosphere is fun and collegial, and involves students, housestaff and faculty.

Local and national experts share updates on topics from molecular biology to community advocacy to violence in the media. The Department of Pediatrics provides lunch for these conferences, which take place Thursday at noon.

Daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday, faculty and residents working in the Urgent Care Clinic gather to discuss issues in ambulatory pediatrics. Topics include common infections, child behavior issues, and common procedures.

Round daily with pediatric radiologists during your inpatient experiences. You’ll review all new studies and discuss their interpretation. With our fully integrated, computerized radiology system, you can view studies from anywhere in the hospital.

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