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Individualized Curriculum


One of the strongest assets to our program is the diversity of our residents’ interests. Our training program is built on a foundation of Core Rotations, that are then supplemented with individualized experiences determined by each resident’s learning needs and career plans and developed with guidance of a faculty mentor.

Core Rotations

Our core curriculum provides a broad foundation in pediatrics by exposing residents to a wide spectrum of illness encountered in a variety of settings, including ambulatory clinics, the Emergency Department, numerous general pediatric and subspecialty inpatient medicine floors, our level I Intensive Care Unit, Parkland’s Newborn Nursery, and Parkland’s level 3 Neonatal ICU.

Elective Experiences

Our residents’ goals are as unique and diverse as they are. Our approach to electives provides flexibility to build a curriculum that matches each individual’s personal and professional goals. We offer over 40 unique elective experiences from which residents can choose as they develop their personalized curriculum. Take a peek at our recent course catalog by clicking the link below. Many of our best electives were hand crafted for the specific needs of individual residents. 

Click here  to download the Elective Course Catalog. 

Sample Block Schedule 

Click here to download the Sample Block Schedule PDF. 

Individualized Curriculum Examples

So what does an individualized curriculum actually look like? See some selected examples of how our current residents and recent graduates have built unique and diverse training experiences during residency based on their career interests and plans.

Katherine Maddox, MD (class of 2016)
General Pediatrics, Complex and Chronic Care

Carmelle Tsai, MD (class of 2016)
Emergency Medicine, Global Health

Nikhil Thatte, MBBS (class of 2017)
Cardiology, Research

Melody Munoz, MD (class of 2017)
General Pediatrics, Underserved Populations

Zachary Most, MD (class of 2018)
Infectious Diseases, Research