Faculty and Chief Residents
The pediatric faculty includes general pediatricians and a full complement of pediatric subspecialists (figure 7 and Electives). In addition, the following pediatric surgical aubspecialists are actively involved in teaching and patient care: orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, urology, surgery and neurosurgery. Residents interact frequently with community pediatricians, some of whom participate in daily morning report on the inpatient ward. These physicians provide valued perspective on the practice of pediatrics.
The two PL-4 chief residents are chosen for their extensive pediatric knowledge, teaching ability, supervisory skills, and ability to take comments/criticism/complaints from all directions with equanimity. Creativity (especially in finding last minute coverage for a sick resident) is also considered a prerequisite for the job. The chief residents play a valuable role in didactic and bedside teaching of residents and students, as first line resources for advice and help for the residents, and as members of hospital and departmental clinical/administrative committees.