All residents in our department have chosen pediatrics as their “major”; our pathway options allow them to select a “minor” at the end of their first year of residency. Each pathway has a faculty lead who helps develop a suggested curriculum for the six pathway rotations, which can be individualized to meet each resident’s career goals. Two of these rotations occur in the second year of residency and four in the third year. In addition, our residents identify a career advisor who meets regularly with the resident for mentoring and career planning. We offer the following pathways:
- General/Outpatient Pediatrics
- Pediatric Hospital Medicine
- Pediatric Subspecialty
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Global Health
Scholarly ActivityWe believe that engagement in scholarly work is integral to the success of a pediatrician, necessary to advance the field of medicine and provide the best care possible for our patients. All our residents participate in a mentored scholarly project, which can include traditional research, QI, advocacy and/or medical education. Dedicated research time is available to residents, and many residents present and publish their work at local and national venues. The skills learned in these projects translate to the bedside, as our residents practice evidence-based medicine, teach patients and their families, improve their own practice, and advocate for the health of children.
Pediatric faculty members are actively engaged in a variety of scholarship, including QI, advocacy, and both clinical and educational research. Wake Forest School of Medicine recently renewed their Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to encourage collaborative clinical research. This provides significant support, including statisticians and research coordinators, to enable projects by trainees and junior faculty. Pediatric faculty members have recently received extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Duke Endowment, among others, and are excited to include residents in their ongoing projects.
Daffron S. Patient characteristics associated with voluntary event reporting in the acute care setting. [Publication] Hosp Pediatr. September 2019.
Bharill S. Pediatric stroke as the presenting symptom of new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus without DKA: case report and literature review. [Publication] J Pediatri Endocrinol Metab. September 2019.
Palmer R. Implementation of a bilirubin rebound prediction rule in the newborn nursery: A neonatal jaundice QI initiative. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019.
Ribaudo D. Successful treatment of disfiguring pediatric craniofacial fibrous dysplasia with zoledronic acid. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019.
Kline H. A novel HNF-4a gene mutation resulting in MODY1. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019.
Strader A, Tran L. Severe Splenomegaly as the Cause of Long-standing Abdominal Distention in an Infant. [Poster Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019.
Dovico J, Palmer RJ. Food insecurity associated with underestimation of weight status in children with a healthy weight. [Publication] Acad Pediatr. March 2020.
Underdown J. Steroid Choice for Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations. [Presentation] Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2020 (Conference canceled).
Dovico J. Predictors of engagement in a pediatric weight management clinic after referral. [Publication] Child Obes. June 2020.
Supples S. Immune checkpoint inhibition for pediatric hypermutant glioblastoma multiforme resulting from Lynch Syndrome. [Presentation] International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO). July 2018.
Bharill S. Pediatric stroke as the presenting symptom of new onset diabetes without DKA. [Presentation] European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology. September 2018.
Bharill S. Case 2: Fever, Neck Pain, and Back Pain in a 16-year-old Boy. [Publication] Pediatr Rev. September 2018.
Miller M, Vitone S. When acute onset of stridor is more than croup. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
Nation M, Beyer M. Acute onset of persistent tachycardia in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
Daffron S. If it refuses to walk and refuses to talk: An unusual cause of lower extremity pain and refusal to bear weight in a toddler. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
Underdown MJ, Palmer R. An unusual cause of altered mental status. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
Tran L. Water Safety for Children: An advocacy project. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
Raja A. Camurate-Englemann masquerading as muscular dystrophy in a refugee child. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018
Kram DE, Henderson JJ, Baig M, Chakraborty D, Gardner MG, Biswas S, Khatua S. Embryonal Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Children: The era of Targeted Therapeutics. Bioengineering. 2018 Sep 23; 5(4)
DeWitt L. Innovating Primary Palliative Care Education: A workshop for pediatric residents. [Presentation] Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2019.