Pediatrics / NICU
In your first year, you spend one month in general pediatrics, one month in outpatient pediatrics, and two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During your NICU and inpatient pediatric rotations, you are involved in the management of a wide variety of neonatal and pediatric illnesses and collaborating with the perinatal high-risk obstetric service.
The general pediatrics rotation is located nearby at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, a large tertiary care facility (616 beds) which is home to the Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Your time at OSF will be supervised by its pediatric faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. During this rotation you will also be involved with the management of the St. Jude’s Hematology/Oncology patients.
The NICU rotation takes place at UnityPoint Health – Methodist where you will be supervised by faculty members from Onsite Neonatal Partners who provide 24-hour in-hospital neonatal care. During your two weeks on this rotation you are the only resident thus optimizing your learning and no competition from other learners to get procedures.
You will spend one month of your second year at UnityPoint Health – Methodist’s general pediatrics unit. You will fulfill a two-week pediatric ER rotation and one month of outpatient subspecialty pediatrics in your third year.