A team of three residents cares for all inpatient peds, supervised by a full-time pediatric hospitalist as well as a complement of specialist pediatricians affiliated with UCLA. In addition to a full scope of general pediatrics, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and a cystic fibrosis center admit to the resident service. Residents are also involved with the care of patients in our new PICU. There is also a strong outpatient experience at our on-campus Pediatrics Diagnostics Center with both generalist and specialist pediatricians. Residents may rotate by elective through our NICU as well. While on inpatient medicine, residents help with overnight pediatric admissions, extending the pediatric experience longitudinally.
Residents gain exposure to well child care, developmental assessments, sports participation physicals, adolescent medicine, and parent education. Subspecialists from UCLA come to Ventura to provide care closer to the patients' homes, allowing residents exposure to a broad array of pathology. In addition, there is a robust pediatric population in our continuity clinic, and pediatricians are present a few days a week to provide supervision to residents seeing their own patients.
There is one month of this rotation in each of the PGY-1 and PGY-3 years, and two months in PGY-2.