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We Practice What We Teach


The Pediatrics Residency program at Children's Hospital at Erlanger strives to provide a balanced education which prepares the graduating resident for any pediatric career, whether general or specialty; inpatient or outpatient; academic, community, or rural.

  • Program provides broad general pediatric experience including resident continuity clinic and walk-in clinic, acute care evening clinic, well-baby nursery, private office rotation, community/advocacy rotation, emergency medicine and inpatient experiences.
  • Subspecialty rotations provide one-on-one learning between resident and faculty in outpatient, inpatient, and procedural settings.
  • Critical care rotations can be tailored to meet the needs of individual residents 
  • The volume and variety of patients provides exposure to a full range of well child care as well as disease pathology at all ages.

Educational Aims:

Our residents will be ensured an educational program that is taught by faculty dedicated to resident education using patient care based teaching and a structured didactic curriculum. 

Our program will facilitate learning and assist our residents in acquiring the information and skills they need to become proficient pediatricians who are capable of optimizing the care of children in either general or subspecialty practice.

Our graduates will be advocates for children, practice with the highest ethical standards, provide excellent medical care and be committed to life-long learning.

Pediatrics mentor lunch

Faculty and Peer Mentorship:


  • A Peer "buddy" mentor is assigned on Match Day. This buddy is great for helping adjust to the new city as well as the new hospital environment. The Program supports the mentorship by protecting time for buddies to meet regularly during intern year.
  • A faculty mentor based on common interests, ie preferred career interests, similar family life, or preferred coaching/mentorship style.
  • Our faculty mentors are bundled together in groups and once a month, mentor groups will take residents off-campus for lunch and a wellness check-in.

Pediatrics residents practicing on simulation trainer.

Simulation Workshops:


Due to the generous financial support of our faculty, the Program has been able to purchase over $10,000 in simulation trainers and mannequins for our Pediatrics residents' training.

  • Most trainers are stored on-service where residents would most likely encounter the need, ie the hip dislocation trainer is in the Nursery, the LP trainer is on the inpatient service.
  • Faculty hold quarterly Simulation Open Houses where all the simulation trainers are available for residents to come and go.
  • Faculty also teach annual Splinting and Suturing workshops. 
  • Mock Codes are also run randomly through the Pediatric training sites using our high fidelity mannequins.


Pediatrics PGY2 class retreat

Educational Retreats:


Each year, residents are able to participate in a class retreat in fun locations, facilitated by Program faculty.

  • PGY-1s focus on Supervisory Skills necessary to become PGY-2s
  • PGY-2s focus on preparation for fellowship applications and private practice searches
  • PGY-3s focus on Board preparation skills and transition preparation from resident to postgrad

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021