| by Kenneth Chase | 12 comments

A day in the life of a general pediatrics resident at Nationwide Children’s Hospital


When we arrive in the morning around seven,
we start out by giving sign-out from the team that was on overnight. We’re going to go through
the computer and look at all the vital signs and see all the different things that happened
with our patients overnight. We get together with the attending, and sometimes
there’s a fellow there depending on what service you’re on and all the medical students, the
intern, the senior resident, and then we do Family Centered Rounds here, which means we
walk around and stop at every patient’s room, talk to the parents and make sure they can
listen and if they want to, making sure that they are informed and actually present when
we are discussing their child which makes them feel that they are actually a part of
the team that is helping make decisions as far as what is best for their child. So here in Nationwide Children’s we see a
huge variety of patients anywhere, as far as the age range from newborns all the way
up to adults. We see a wide variety of diagnoses here anywhere from general pediatrics to very
specific problems that fall within sub-specialties. After we finish rounding, we go to our noon
conference which can consist of a lot of different things that change every day of the week. Sometimes, we will have one of the residents
present an interesting case that they took part in and we will participate as the people
attending the lecture to help come up with the diagnosis. And then sometimes, we will have one of the
attendings from one of the sub-specialties come and give us a lecture — it kind of depends
on what day it is. As an intern, your role is more of a kind
of on the fly teacher. So answering questions along the way and discussing your specific
patients with them. And then as you get older, more into the second and third year residency,
you have more time to sit down with the medical students and go through actual lectures or
talk them through a specific topic. You can help coordinate between all the different
sub-specialists that these complex patients will see and manage and make sure that nothing
is slipping through the cracks as they are seeing all these various doctors. And then
you also, again, see the well child checks and people coming in for a cold, just bread
and butter pediatric cases. So I think, the people here in this program
at Nationwide Children’s has really made the difference for me. They set up a culture of
learning and not being afraid to ask the questions that you have. If you feel like everybody around you is there
to support you and truly help you learn, then it’s easy to get what you need out of residency
as far as education, as far as emotional and social support.

12 Comments

سلطان شهراني

Apr 4, 2015, 11:47 pm Reply

Thanks for good and informative video

SIX1NINEKING

Mar 3, 2016, 5:17 am Reply

this is my end goal , m.d. and phd in general pediatrics

tashu.j18

Aug 8, 2016, 3:08 am Reply

all that paper work, oh hell no

Wise Owl

Aug 8, 2016, 4:44 pm Reply

umm.. you spelt paediatric wrong 🙁

Ashley Palmer

Apr 4, 2018, 8:56 am Reply

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Naresh Joshi

Dec 12, 2018, 1:43 pm Reply

I want to be a pediatrician

Victoria black

Mar 3, 2019, 8:27 pm Reply

I'm thinking of being a pediatrics. What are some of the things that I would be doing as a doctor and what are some things that I need to do, study, etc to make it as a pediatric doctor?

princess aadi

Apr 4, 2019, 6:31 am Reply

My baby has so much gas in her stomach and then she cry cry. Plz someone suggest what to do?

Edward David

Apr 4, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

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Rainbow Sloth

Aug 8, 2019, 3:24 pm Reply

I wanna become a pediatrician and I’m a kid

Ali Sirous

Oct 10, 2019, 4:38 pm Reply

Could someone please explain the reason he chose to become a pediatrician instead of an adults' doctor or vice versa?

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Nov 11, 2019, 4:14 am Reply

This would be cool if these hospitals weren’t so depressing

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