All residents are assigned 1-2 faculty advisors at the beginning of residency based on their career and personal interests. Advisors are great resources for assistance with fellowship plans and career goals. Residents meet with their advisors biannually along with having a biannual program director meeting. Many residents conduct a research or advocacy project with their advisor.
We have a sucessful Big Sib Program. All interns are matched with 1-2 senior residents to provide both academic and social support.
Technology and Curriculum Resources
USF Pediatrics uses the New Innovations Management System for all schedules, evaluations, etc. All curricular materials are easily accessed on the USF "Moodle" website. All hospitals and clinics where residents work use an Electronic Medical Record which can be accessed remotely when necessary.
There are a multitude of opportunites for residents of all years to participate on USF, ACH and TGH committees. We currently have residents activitely participating in 21 committees.
We have added a wellness component to our curriculum which includes noon conferences (mindfulness, meditation, pet therapy, etc.), monthly reflective readings, resident sponsored potlucks, etc.