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. System based model of introduction with a majority of the lectures from attending faculty. Faculty provide in-depth information on a variety of topics and issues specific to their subspecialty. For example: From July-September, Emergency Series lectures are presented, providing residents with up-to-date information on management of medical and surgical emergencies. 
  • On select dates, pediatric housestaff will present Board Review lectures and lead Journal Club. Residents gain valuable experience in lecture preparation and public speaking in a friendly environment. 
  • There are also resident wellness sessions, quality improvement education, and procedural simulation sessions. 
  • Attendings cover wards and clinic and chief residents cover pagers during Teaching Day.
  • Lunch is provided!

Morning Report

Morning Report is held four mornings per week, Students, housestaff and faculty from Pediatrics discuss interesting and complex patients.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a bi-monthly lecture series 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.

Morbidity and Mortality

Morbidity and Mortality is a monthly conference designed to analyze adverse outcomes in patient care through inter and intra-departmental peer review. 

Board Review 

Board Review lectures are given by senior residents during teaching days throughout the year designed to improve resident knowledge base in spefific pediatric subspecialties, in preparation for pediatric board exams. Link to monthly conference calendar


A formalized high fidelity simulation curriculum is completed by residents throughout their training. Additionally, residents participate in mock codes and other simulation training including procedural practice.