Curriculum

Residency at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH) is a comprehensive experience that encompasses both inpatient and outpatient areas, general pediatrics and sub-specialty care. Programs are structured based on individual goals, desires and motivations. In the end, residents leave with a solid base of knowledge and experience – that’s if they leave at all. Many JWCH residents stay for staff positions.

Sample pediatric rotation schedule

  PGY1-MD  PGY1-DO   PGY2  PGY3
Block 1 Inpatient Inpatient Inpatient  Inpatient
Block 2 Inpatient Inpatient  Inpatient Inpatient 
Block 3 Inpatient Inpatient  Inpatient NICU
Block 4 Inpatient Inpatient NICU  Acute care clinic 
Block 5 NICU NICU  NICU  Acute care clinic 
Block 6 PICU  PICU  PICU Newborn nursery
Block 7 Acute care clinic  Acute care clinic  Acute care clinic  Newborn nursery 
Block 8 Acute care clinic  Acute care clinic Acute care clinic Emergency medicine 
Block 9 Newborn nursery  Newborn nursery  Emergency medicine NeuroDev/elective
Block 10 Advocacy Advocacy Adolescent/elective Elective
Block 11 Elective Adolescent medicine NeuroDev/elective Elective
Block 12 Elective Sedation Elective Elective
Block 13 Elective Selective Elective Elective

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital represents more than 30 pediatric specialties and sub-specialties including:

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Advocacy
  • Allergy/immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Child abuse
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Critical care
  • Dentistry
  • Dental surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • General pediatrics
  • General surgery
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Inpatient/hospitalist medicine
  • Inpatient medicine
  • Interventional radiology
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma surgery
  • Urology
  • Weight management and clinical nutrition

Pediatric Grand Rounds
A weekly conference for the Division of Pediatrics presented by visiting professors and guest physicians, as well as Geisinger Medical Center faculty and residents.