Morning Report (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.)
Monday Intake: Inpatient and outpatient teams present interesting cases from throughout the previous week.  A panel of residents runs through the differential and work-up of the patient, with input from attendings and other residents.

Resident Report: On Wednesday mornings, 2nd year residents present a case.  Groups of residents and faculty discuss pertinent aspects of the H&P, formulate a differential diagnosis and thoughtfully choose labs/imaging to help narrow their differential and ultimately select a final diagnosis.  The case presentation is followed by a brief, related didactic given by the resident.  Residents gain valuable experience leading large group educational series, with a focus on teaching and interactive participation.

Friday Morning Board PREP: Residents and faculty join together to answer a series of board PREP questions, with online voting through smartphones.  Questions are followed by a discussion of both correct and incorrect answer choices, as well as primary literature supporting those conclusions.

Chiefs' Conference (Thursdays 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.) 
Difficult and challenging cases are presented as unknowns to the housestaff and faculty. Residents and faculty members work together to discuss these cases, building a differential diagnosis, and discussing treatment strategies.  Each case presentation is followed by a short didactic on the diagnosis led by an expert in the field.

Chairman's Cup (Second Thursday 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.)
An exciting conference hosted by Dr. Webber and organized by the Chief Residents to highlight practical, cost-effective, evidence-enhanced evaluation and management of pediatric illnesses. Resident teams compete against each other and the faculty and fellows to provide the best patient care, and Dr. Webber selects a winner based on level of training and expertise. The team with the most points at the end of the academic year will be awarded the coveted Chairman's Cup!

Noon Conferences (Wednesday thru Friday Noon - 1 p.m.)
An 18-month-long core curriculum is presented by faculty, the chief residents, and clinical fellows on Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays are devoted to pediatric emergency medicine, critical care, development conference, and evidence-based medicine. Thursdays are devoted to residents as teachers, quality improvement, procedure labs, global health and health equity.

Intensive Care Conferences
During rotations in the NICU and PICU, each department's faculty provide a core lecture series to the housestaff on common diseases and therapies.

Intern Core Lecture Series
Weekly for the first three months of the year, faculty members and clinical fellows provide the "12-step program to a successful intern year." Topics range from development and the examination of a newborn infant to management of status epilepticus and asthma.

Mock Codes
Residents will be participants in simulation curriculum during their NICU, PICU, Wards, ED, and Acute Clinic months.

Departmental Conferences

Grand Rounds (Tuesdays, noon - 1 p.m.)
Both Vanderbilt faculty and visiting professors provide relevant and up-to-date discussions to the pediatric community-at-large. Located in Theater on the second floor of Children's Hospital.

Research Conferences (Mondays, noon - 1 p.m.)
Located in Wadlington Conference Room 2202 at Children's Hospital. Opportunity for residents and faculty to meet to discuss new research and data relevant to the practice of pediatrics.

Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement Conference (Third Wednesday, monthly alternating 6:30 - 7:30 or 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.)
This hospital-wide conference provides a setting to discuss important cases from Children's Hospital and focus on ways in which we can improve systems that affect patient care.