Department of Pediatrics

Baylor San Antonio Pediatric Residency Didactic Curriculum


We provide a full schedule of rich and varied didactic sessions for all types of learners:

Friday Didactic Sessions

Every other Friday afternoon will be dedicated to resident block lectures, allowing more time for interactive teaching methods such as workshops, small groups, and class-specific sessions for each PGY level. Several longitudinal curricula such as culinary health, residents as teachers, the business of medicine, simulation, quality improvement, career planning, and advanced communication skills are taught in this venue.

Board Review Curriculum

Woven into our noon lecture series is a board review curriculum with a topical focus of the month designed to maximize preparation for board exams. This curriculum repeats twice over the course of your residency to ensure important topics are not missed.

Continuity Clinic Curriculum

There is a well-child curriculum presented every month, which follows the age progression throughout your residency. We utilize the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Continuity Clinic Curriculum and the Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum as well as QSTREAM, which is a “spaced education” program where questions on important continuity topics are emailed every few days for a direct easy-to-study method of teaching.

Resident as Teacher Curriculum

The goal of this curriculum is to give residents opportunities to perform didactic teaching during bedside rounds, continuity clinic, noon conferences, and Friday didactic sessions. Residents learn skills and techniques on performing bedside teaching, giving feedback, addressing difficult learners, using different technologies and formats for didactic teaching, and professionalism. The curriculum includes residents teaching board relevant topics, Pediatrics in Review content, and a review of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ clinical guidelines and policy statements.


Excellence in Teaching Curriculum

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2019 Jacobi Jug Competition at the Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting
Our residents competing in the 2019 Jacobi Jug Competition at the Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.

This is an optional, longitudinal curriculum intended for PGY-2 and -3 residents and fellows who wish to further develop their skills as teachers beyond the standard Resident as Teacher curriculum provided to residents as part of standard education. This curriculum consists of additional readings, preparatory materials, small group discussions, and individual reflections designed to help residents appreciate the quality standards that apply to medical education scholarship, and how to use these standards in preparation, delivery, and evaluation of their teaching activities. By the conclusion of residency, participants will prepare a portfolio of different teaching activities, examine peer and faculty evaluations of their teaching, and prepare a reflective educational philosophy statement with guidance from program faculty. Successful completion of the curriculum will be recognized with an Excellence in Teaching certificate.

Resident Education Includes:

  • Daily noon conferences
  • Twice weekly morning report
  • Rotational didactics (including nighttime curriculum)
  • Weekly Grand Rounds
  • Monthly journal club
  • Quarterly M&M
  • Quarterly ethics seminar
  • Monthly Janus Diagnostic Rounds
  • Quarterly PICU and NICU Mock Codes in the Simulation Center
  • Quality Improvement Curriculum
  • Resident as Teacher Curriculum