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Graduate Medical Education

Pediatrics Chief Resident-Job Description


The chief resident in pediatrics is a position offered to a senior resident that has completed their pediatrics training and that has showed distinction, professionalism and leadership serving as an example for other house staff.  The position is funded on a yearly basis.

Duties of the Chief Resident

  1. Assist the program director with all delegated administrative duties including but not limited to:
    1. Scheduling
    2. Evaluations
    3. Conference planning and execution
    4. Counseling residents
    5. Teaching
    6. Scholarly activities
    7. Faculty development
  2. Supervise resident performance in all inpatient services as well as the OPD care during all 13 blocks of the academic year.
  3. Organize and supervise all educational activities for residents
  4. Engage in resident and medical student teaching
  5. Provide orientation for residents and medical students at the beginning of their rotations
  6. Participate in duty calls covering 6 units of calls per block.
  7. Serve as a liaison between resident and faculty when appropriate.
  8. Serve on program evaluation committee.
  9. Meet monthly with the program director to discuss work flow and resident performance



Chief residents in Pediatrics will serve as senior residents PGY4 level and will be salaried as such by the hospital.


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