Individualized Learning Curriculum

All programs will be required to offer six individualized educational units to be chosen based on resident's career goals.

An educational unit may be a traditional four week block or a longitudinal experience.

The UNM Pediatrics Residency Program will offer four tracks from which residents may choose:

  • Ambulatory/ Community Pediatrics
  • Subspecialty Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
  • Global and Rural Health Pediatrics

A mentor will be available to guide residents in each individual track.

Interns will select a track in the winter of their PL-1 year to allow time for scheduling; the six individualized educational units will span the PL-2 and PL-3 years.

Each track will have some required elements and some elective elements. Required elements indicated by * on chart.

The table below demonstrates a tentative schedule of required and elective options for each track.

Fellowship Hospitalist Global and Rural Health
*Acting Urgent Care Attending (PGY3) *Acting Fellow (PGY3) *Acting Hospitalist (PGY3) *International Experience (PGY3)
*Delivery/Resuscitation (PGY3)   *NICU (PGY3)-(if NICU/PICU Fellowship)  *Delivery/Resuscitation (PGY3) *Delivery/Resuscitation (PGY3)
*ED (PGY3) *Research *ED (PGY3) *ED (PGY3)

*PARC-2 (Local clinic/public health/advocacy/rural)(PGY2)

Continuity clinic in planned subspecialty *Procedures/Anesthesia *Rural or IHS rotation (PGY2)
Procedures/Anesthesia Procedures/Anesthesia
(*if doing PICU or NICU fellowship)
*Procedures/Anesthesia Procedures/Anesthesia
Selective Selective Selective Selective
Selective Selective Selective Selective

Available selectives:

Any Major Elective
Away rotation in planned subspecialty
International experience
Rural rotation
Medical Legal Alliance
Reading month
New Parent Elective
Research month
Senior resident as teacher rotation