The University of Arizona Health Sciences

Conferences and Events

Housestaff have many opportunities to expand their knowledge through rounds and conferences planned by the Department of Pediatrics and other departments throughout the College of Medicine and the University of Arizona.

Teaching Day

  • Three hours of  protected educational time for all pediatric residents every Wednesday.
  • 1st hour – Resident lecture. Pediatric housestaff present problem patients, clinicopathological conferences (CPCs), or comprehensive reviews of topics of their choice. Residents also gain valuable experience in lecture preparation and public speaking in a friendly environment.
  • 2nd hour – Specialty lecture. Faculty provide in-depth information on a variety of topics and issues specific to their subspecialty.  From July through September, Emergency Series lectures are presented, providing residents with up-to-date information on management of medical and surgical emergencies.
  • 3rd hour – a variety of conferences are presented, including the Resident Enrichment Series (interactive conferences which provide residents the skills to teach in both informal and formal settings, provide feedback and maximize efficiency), Board Review, Journal club, Morbidity and Mortality conference, Tumor Board (Hematologist/Oncologist specialists present cases), or Housestaff Meeting.
  • Attendings cover wards and clinic and chief residents cover pagers during Teaching Day.
  • Lunch is provided!

Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine Study Group

  •  First Wednesday of each month
  • One-hour review of patients and timely topics at UPH (Kino) Medical Center

Wilmot Clinic Month

Residents give informal topic talks of their choice each morning before clinic.

NICU Month

Residents on NICU month have 1 hour protected teaching time twice a week with the neonatal intensivists.

Nursery month

Residents on Nursery month have protected time with the SIM baby once a week--an excellent opportunity to practice a wide variety of neonatal procedures and code situations.

PICU Month

Residents on PICU month(both at UAMC and TMC) have 1 hour protected teaching time with the PICU intensivists one afternoon per week to cover interesting cases or ICU topics.

Continuity Clinic

Residents in continuity clinic receive weekly teaching sessions providing basic information in areas of well-child care, including developmental and preventive pediatrics.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine conference is presented once a month during the Emergency Medicine department teaching day--pediatric residents on UMC wards, clinic and elective months are encouraged to attend.

Morning Report

Morning Report is held three times weekly at The University Medical Center--University Campus and Tucson Medical Center. Students, housestaff and faculty from Pediatrics discuss interesting and complex patients.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly hour-long lecture which focuses on current developments in the field of Pediatrics and is presented by local and visiting experts. View Grand Rounds Archive.

Pediatric Journal Club

Residents critically review journal articles utilizing an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach. Discussion of statistical methods relevant to the study also occurs.  An EBM search engine is also available.