Schedule Comparison

The primary care track meets all of the ACGME requirements for graduation while affording the resident more time in a variety of ambulatory care settings that will strongly prepare them for a career as a general pediatrician, either  in an academic setting or in a community setting.  Seven to eight months a year will be spent at RCRMC and ambulatory sites while 4-5 months a year will be spent at the Children’s Hospital.

Primary Care Track PL 1 PL 2/3
Ward 3 months 4 months
Clinic 3 months 5 months
Night Float 2 weeks 3-4 weeks
ER 1 month 1 month
Newborn 1 month 1 month
Advocacy/OK kids 1 month 1 month
Behavior 1 month  
Elective/Selective** 1 month 1 months
NICU 1 month 1 months
PICU   2 months
Subspecialty consult   7 months
Adolescent   1 month
Vacation 3 weeks 8 weeks

 

Categorical Loma Linda Program PL 1 PL 2/3
Ward 4 months 6 months
Clinic 2 months 3 months
Night Float 1 month 4-6 weeks
ER 1 month 1 month
Newborn 1 month  
OK Kids 1 month  
Behavior 1 month  
Elective/Selective 1 month 3 months
NICU   2 months
PICU   2 months
Subspecialty consult   6 months
Adolescent   1 month
Vacation 3 weeks 8 weeks

 Note: % Outpatient time during consult months varies from 10% for Infectious Disease to 100% for Allergy/Immunolgy.  Most subspecialty blocks are ~50% outpatient.  There is not overnight call.
**Note: = 6 months of individualized curriculum for Children’s Hospital residents. The Primary Care Track has only 2 individualized education months since the entire track is specialized for primary care pediatrics.
Night Float = Outpatient clinic has ward night float for 5- 6 days during some of the blocks.
Primary Care Subspecialty (required) include:  Cardiology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology/Allergy, Forensics and Infectious Disease
Subspecialty Electives includeRheumatology, Genetics, Hem/Onc , Nephrology.
Specialty Clinics and Multidisciplinary Team Clinics
Electives include: Any pediatric subspecialty (including those listed above), Radiology, Dermatology, Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and residents may use one month for a Global Health (International) rotation.  Research may also be done during Electives months.
Vacations are granted in one-week increments during outpatient months, based on resident’s schedule requests. Vacation is 3 weeks in PL1, 4 weeks in PL2, and 4 weeks in PL3.