Banner Good Samaritan Medicine/Pediatrics Residency  



Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics-specific
Board Prep


Academic Half Day, Tuesdays
A dedicated, interactive four hours of acquiring clinical knowledge, skills and practicing board style questions. During these sessions, residents are EXCUSED FROM CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES and all pages are fielded by the attending physicians of the respective teams. Each month focuses on a specific subspecialty. Lectures are provided by various subspecialists.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Fridays
This teaching session features nationally recognized physicians and focuses on emerging areas of clinical practice.

Journal Club, Monthly
Two residents and a subspecialist present a selection of articles focusing on research that will change clinical practice.

Senior Morning Report, Wards-Specific teaching
Three mornings a week, senior residents present a clinical case of a patient recently cared for in the wards. House-staff work through cases under the guidance of the chief resident. During each presentation, key teaching points are formally presented.


Ward Teaching Rounds
At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the ward teams are divided based on specialty (i.e. Pulmonary, GI, Renal). This creates a unique opportunity for subspecialty teaching rounds. Resident ward teams round with both pediatric hospitalists and subspecialists, allowing additional time to learn from the experts.
Grand Rounds, Tuesdays
These sessions feature generalists, subspecialists, and senior residents. A combination of residents, attending physicians and community physicians are in attendance. Topics range the pediatrics clinic spectrum.

Senior Morning Report, Fridays
Senior residents present interesting cases encountered in the inpatient and Emergency department setting. Sessions are interactive and often attended by pediatric hospitalists.

Noon Conference
Conferences are run by teaching faculty and visiting faculty. Sessions focus on various clinical conditions.

Evidence-based Medicine Conference, Monthly
Two senior residents present articles whose findings have the potential to change clinical practice.


Med-Peds Journal Club, Monthly
Each month, one article in Pediatric Medicine and one article in Internal Medicine is presented by senior residents. Articles are chosen to span both Medicine and Pediatrics and are relevant to the system of that month. Interns are responsible for presenting several brief “updates” in clinical medicine. Both residents and attendings are present and Med-Peds subspecialists provide additional insight into the articles being critiqued. 


In-training Exams
Annual exams proctored by both the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Department. Residents meet with faculty mentors after scores are obtained to evaluate exams and create learning plans to address any deficiencies.

All residents are provided with MKSAP software and are expected to complete rotation specific sections during elective and ambulatory months.

PREP questions are provided for all residents through the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Internal Medicine Board Review Sessions
All third and fourth-year residents are expected to attend high-yield sections that use the MKSAP curriculum as a guide. These sessions are held toward the end of the Academic Year.

Pediatrics Board Review, Monthly
These interactive one-hour sessions are led by senior residents who run through a series of board-style questions. Subspecialists in attendance provide clarity on confusing topics.

Pediatrics Case of the Week
Cases encountered by senior residents in inpatient and outpatient settings are emailed to residents on a weekly basis. Cases are paired with clinical questions prompting residents to expand their knowledge base.

Banner Good Samaritan Medicine Pediatrics Residency
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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