The Pediatric Department is especially proud of our robust resident scholarly curriculum resulting in multiple awards during the annual Hackensack Meridian research day and abstracts presented at National meetings.
All pediatric residents are expected to complete a Quality Improvement (QI) project and a clinical research project during their 3 years of residency. QI Project ideas and mentors are assigned August of PGY-1 year with expected reported out during August of PGY-2 year. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) modules are assigned for completion prior to hands-on workshops designed to augment residents’ understanding of QI methodology. Residents choose research ideas early in their PGY-2 year based on their interests and are paired with faculty mentors. The residency research committee reviews the resident projects for applicability and feasibility, providing feedback to residents prior to IRB application. All PGY-3 residents are expected to submit abstracts to the annual Hackensack Meridian research day. Our residents have had great success in their QI and research abstracts accepted at National meetings. A time-line for QI and research expectations and completion are provided during intern orientation.
With a vision to cultivate an organizational environment that is dedicated to interdisciplinary, professional, patient-centered education, HOPE Tower features a high-tech simulation laboratory.
In the 6,500+ square foot, state-of-the-art innovative simulation laboratory, team learning is fostered through experiential and simulation-based technique with an emphasis on patient safety, quality, innovation and patient interaction.
Residents and fellows gain training for various high-risk scenarios, allowing for real-time exposure to high acuity incidents in a controlled environment. The integration of simulation-based and “real-life” experiential learning into interdisciplinary education programs builds upon Hackensack Meridian Health’s continued commitment to leadership in health care education.