Residency Curriculum: Rotations

EVMS Pediatric Residents at CHKD select from a wide variety of rotations, both required by the ACGME and elective options, within a framework that is flexible to their individualized curriculum learning goals.  While there are many rotations with established goals and objectives, residents have the autonomy to develp their own electives that fulfill their personal and professional amibitions.

Resident Roles

The PL-1 function as the patient’s primary physician and is responsible for all aspects of the patient’s care under direct supervision from a senior resident and the attending physician.  PL-1's are assigned to the general inpatient rotations, NICU, the emergency department, CHKD outpatient pediatrics, developmental pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology and the newborn nursery.  Each rotation provides a broad experience in both general and subspecialty pediatrics. PL-1s are assigned a continuity clinic attending as their advisor and an upper level resident as a mentor.

The PL-2 assumes an increasing level of responsibility for patient management with introduction of teaching and team supervision. The required subspecialty rotations during the second year are organized so that residents serve as primary care providers and in senior roles. The PL-2 rotates through the PICU, the emergency department, general outpatient pediatrics, adolescent medicine and the NICU as well as serving as the Hematology/Oncology senior. There are multiple months for residents to choose individualized curriculum in areas of interest.  Our dedicated faculty physicians are available to PL-2 residents as subspecialty advisors and the program leadership will facilitate identifying subspecialty advisors for residents in their areas of interest.

During the PL-3 year, residents gain extensive experience as teachers and supervisors, serving in this capacity in the neonatal intensive care units and on the general and subspecialty pediatric wards. Again, multiple months are available to PL-3 residents to pursue individualized curriculum tailored to each resident’s career path. 


Residents receive 15 days of PAID vacation per year, PLUS an additional 5-6 day PAID holiday break (during either Christmas or New Year's).  We make every effort to increase vacation time to 3 FULL weeks.  Read more on our resident benefits page.