Learner Rotations

The Pediatric Teaching Program serves to educate residents (both Cone Health Family Practice and UNC Pediatrics residents) and medical students from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in our various clinical settings. Interested residency and medical school applicants can find more information about the application process on the respective training program's website. Visiting students from outside of the UNC system can consider applying for a rotation through the AAMC's VSLO program.

Pediatric Inpatient Service

The primary learning activity is the supervised care of children on the pediatric inpatient service. Upper-level pediatric residents supervise the first year UNC Pediatric and Moses Cone Family Medicine residents and UNC medical students in the management of children admitted to the pediatric ward and seen in the Emergency Department. First-year residents have primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of children on the inpatient service and will also have opportunities to teach medical students on their third-year pediatric clerkship and fourth year acting internship. Interns will have a week of night shifts on this rotation.

Newborn Nursery

During this rotation, learners will provide primary care for the infants admitted to the Moses Cone Pediatric Teaching Service in the Women's and Children's Center, mother-baby unit, attend high-risk deliveries with the neonatal team in order to practice resuscitation skills and attend low-risk deliveries and assign APGAR scores. There is one week of night shifts on the Pediatric floor.

Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

On this rotation, Moses Cone Family Medicine residents and UNC categorical Pediatrics residents will work with preceptors to deliver supervised care for children at the Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health. Children are discussed with the preceptor as they are seen regarding assessment and management of common general pediatric problems. Residents will also participate in sub-specialty clinics that are held on Wednesdays. Residents also present a noon conference on a common pediatric ambulatory problem of their choice. There is no pediatric call for Moses Cone Family Medicine residents during this rotation.

Continuity Clinic (Primary Care Residents)

Continuity ClinicResidents will have continuity clinic at Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health at least one half-day per week, developing a longitudinal relationship with their patients and their primary care preceptors. Here, they get to manage medically and socially complex patients with the close supervision of faculty pediatricians In addition to this continuity experience, residents will have an additional block month for intense exposure to community practitioner office environments in a rural health setting.

Integrated Primary Care Blocks (Primary Care Residents)

Integrated Primary Care Blocks

These longitudinal block experiences occur 3 to 4 times a year. Each day is divided into two half-days, with residents participating in a variety of experiences critical for primary care pediatricians: developmental pediatrics, outreach and advocacy, diabetes care, adolescent clinic, sports medicine, newborn care, and additional acute care. The advantages of this approach is that it allows for continuity. A resident could see a newborn on Monday morning, then schedule her in his own clinic on Wednesday. Because there is flexibility in the schedule, residents will also be able to see patients they have referred to a subspecialist. This level of continuity is a unique aspect of the Primary Care Track curriculum. For interns, these months include a week of night or dayfloat on the inpatient ward.

Schedule Overview:

First Year

  • 2 Primary Care Units (Greensboro)
  • 2 Primary Care/Outreach & Advocacy Units (Greensboro)
  • 1 Newborn Nursery Unit (Greensboro)
  • 1 ED Unit (Greensboro)
  • 1.5 UNC Ward Units (Chapel Hill)
  • 2 NICU Units (Chapel Hill)
  • 1 Cone Ward Unit (Greensboro)
  • 1-2.5 Elective Units (Greensboro or Chapel Hill)

Intern Year Rotation Schedule

Second Year

  • 3 Integrated Primary Care Units (Including Behavioral and Developmental, Adolescent; Greensboro)
  • 1 ED Unit (Greensboro)
  • 1 Cone Ward Unit (Greensboro)
  • 1-2 PICU Units (Chapel Hill)
  • 1 Heme/Onc Unit (Chapel Hill)
  • 2 UNC Wards Units (Including Pulmonology, Flex month; Chapel Hill)
  • 1-3 Elective Units (Greensboro or Chapel Hill)

Junior Rotation Schedule

Third Year

  • 3 Integrated Primary Care Units (Greensboro)
  • 1 ED Unit (Greensboro)
  • 2 Cone Ward Units (Greensboro)
  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 1 UNC Ward Unit (Chapel Hill)
  • 0-1 UNC PICU Units (Chapel Hill)
  • 2 Elective Units (Greensboro or Chapel Hill)
  • 1-2 Individual Units (Greensboro or Chapel Hill)
  • 1 Transition to Practice Unit (Greensboro)

Senior Rotation Schedule

Medical Student Rotations

Medical students enrolled in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may partake in a variety of rotations and electives through the Cone Health system. Third year medical students may complete their Pediatrics clerkship at Moses Cone Hospital. They may also fulfill their ambulatory pediatrics experience through the Community Based Longitudinal Care course at a variety of Cone Health practices. Fourth year medical students may participate in a Pediatrics Acting Internship at Moses Cone; we have plans to add similar Med-Peds and NICU acting internship experiences in the future.