What’s New

Individualized Curriculum

Rainbow recently instituted a resident-oriented individualized curriculum in accordance with new ACGME requirements. Together with the program directors, residents will discuss career plans and design individualized schedules to meet their educational goals. New elective opportunities including respiratory therapy, community hospital rotations, and teaching skills, help residents prepare for careers in general pediatrics, as well as fellowships. There are also opportunities for residents to create their own electives in line with their goals.

Educational Conferences

The residency program recently added new didactic sessions. This includes morning reports, quality improvement, global health, and advocacy conferences.

Intern Morning Report

Intern report, which takes place on Wednesdays, is a chance for floor interns to present interesting cases on their service, in a forum that fosters discussion on clinical decisions and management.

Night Team General Pediatrics Curriculum

In the evening, residents have the opportunity to participate in organized case-based didactics on general pediatric topics. The night curriculum is offered 7 nights a week by the inpatient general pediatrics hospitalists and is a great way for residents to actively engage in learning.

Individualized Delivery Room Experience during Intern Year

Interns have the opportunity to work one-on-one with NICU attendings during high-risk newborn resuscitation. Multiple times a month, while working in the newborn nursery, mock newborn resuscitation sessions are held with residents, fellows and nurses to provide more hands-on experience in resuscitating premature neonates and precipitous deliveries.

Community Health and Child Health Advocacy Rotation

During each residents’ intern year they participate in a month-long rotation in community health and child advocacy. It is a great month of experiential learning, small group didactics and independent learning opportunities. Experiential learning involves spending time at numerous Cleveland children’s organizations including; Cleveland’s Head Start program, Providence house (a crisis shelter for children newborn through 6 years of age), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic and the Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Committee Meeting. Those on rotation in March also have the opportunity to travel to Columbus for the annual Ohio Children’s Hospital Advocacy Day.

Wellness

Last year we created a wellness program at Rainbow that focuses on promoting work-life balance amongst the residents. Every Wednesday there is a yoga class for Rainbow residents, and on Thursdays we have a running club. Monthly “switch day” happy hours for all residents and their significant others are held on the day interns switch rotations. We regularly host fun and relaxing activities such as trampoline/dodgeball night, art therapy, recipe exchanges, whirly ball, snow shoeing and resident appreciation week. This year we are adding in a residency winter snow tubing trip, laser tag night, a monthly painting class, and a knitting group.

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