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Since there is a great thread for OMS programs nationwide, I thought we could try to compile a similar list of the pediatric programs for future applicants. We all know that pediatric programs vary widely in training and emphasis, and it would be helpful to applicants to see where they might want to apply and hear candid responses from people who have completed a residency there, externed there, or at least interviewed there. The AAPD has a great site with basic information, but this should be a place for a more in-depth evaluation of a program's strengths and weaknesses. Please post the name of the program in the title of the reply. Please don't post any names of faculty if negative - just keep it PC. Hopefully we can get some good information that will be useful year after year.

Thanks in advance to anyone who shares their knowledge with us!
 

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Thanks for starting this thread! For the current hospital-based residents out there, can you give us some insight into your program's call schedule?
 

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Will start in about a month but here goes with LSU pedo:

On call for one week, every four weeks @ New Orleans Children Hospital. Grades/board scores are important to thin the herd a bit because they get so many aps but interview seemed really, really important. Also, input from current residents is weighed heavily. Do an externship there if you are serious about getting in!!!

The program is awesome becuase it is a true hybrid. First year is more like a University program where the second is like a hospital based.

New Orleans is awesome! Food is awesome! Weather is....well, not so good.

Bottom line, it was my #1 pick and I can't wait to start! Loved everything about it.
 
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I guess I will do my program. I will try and be as neutral as possible but I think everyone is a little biased about their programs.

General backgroud info
Currently University based program. However, we will be moving to Amplantz Children's Hopsital (Just opened in May of this year) sometime next year. One of my attendings just spoke with the contractors and they are telling him April of 2012. The move will be a very big positive for the program. Bigger stipend (likely equal to medical residents) and the new clinic will be need to be run for a profit. Thus, should be run much more like private practice. However, it will be similar to starting a practice from scratch, so the first few months will be slow. Contractors are never on time. Thus, I would think it would be more likely to move July 2012 but who knows for sure.

OR Experience
Go to Hospital two days a weeks (avg 2 to 3 cases per day) and to be honest we need more time. As you will all soon find out the hospital is political. However, hopefully this increases once the program moves to a full time based hospital program. We also do OR cases at two other rotations, so you get more exposure at different hospitals. I think my chief said he will have over 80 cases this year.

Sedation experience
Exposure to all classic oral sedation meds. Chloral Hydrate, Demerol, Hydroxyzine, Versed, Valium, Halcion, etc. Also do intranasal sedation with versed. Residents are currently graduating with approx 25 cases. However, we recently have hired two new part time faculty thus our sedation days will increase. Hopefully, this will increase our number.

Ortho experience
The program just started a relationship this year with the head of the ortho department. We have seminars and then do treatment on Monday mornings. These are primarily phase 1 cases or full mouth cases that can be completed before you leave the program. We also have two pediatric dentists whom each come twice per month that do some ortho with us. I feel we get a taste of ortho in our program and it will be up to you if you would like to continue doing it after your residency. However, I think you will want to take some CE courses.

On call
We each take call for an entire week (10 to 11 weeks total). Call starts Christmas of yr 1 and goes until Christmas of year 2. Its at home call. We just started taking call at the new children's hospital when it opened and this has increase the amount of times we go in. However, I would say during a week of call generally you will get page several times but will have to only go in once. I don't believe anyone has had to go in twice, but we just started taking call there May 1st of this year.

Research
Program really encourages us to complete paper quality research projects. Surveys are looked down up (not good research) and case reports are frowned upon. We get half a day each week dedicated to research when you are not on rotation. Faculty are very helpful in guiding you with your research project.

Rotations
We have a lot of rotations. In general your first year you are on rotation 40% of the time and this increases to 50% of the the time during your second year. These rotations are anything from emergency room, anesthesia, to practice pediatric dentistry in other clinics. Mondays are the in house day (due ortho in the morning) and then in the afternoon its case presentations and seminar (literature).

Academic classes
We do take academic courses where you have finals and assignments. Some of the more intensive classes are advanced head and neck anatomy, biostats, history and physical, etc. I think this may change (less classes) once we move to new hospital. You don't get full GME funding unless you work not take classes. But this is not my call.

I think that pretty much hits most of things you guys would have questions on. I really think all of the programs have strong points and weaker points. However, your training will be basically what you put into to it. Thus, apply to places you (especially the better half if you have one) wouldn't mind living for 2-3 years and try find a place where you think you fit in. Good luck to everyone. I know its a crazy time. PM me if you have more questions.
 
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Excellent post and run-down. It surely most have taken some time to put together. Thank you! Other residents, please follow suit :)
 
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I really did the post during a no show for one of patients. Sorry about the grammer. I just reread it and it was pretty bad. Anyway, I know there are a ton of programs and you really no nothing about each program (at least I didn't). So hopefully some of the other residents help out our future colleagues and give some info about thier program. At the very least I really encourage you guys to give break downs when you interview. Good luck everyone.
 

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General background info
Hospital based program

OR Experience
-Two facilities provide access to OR cases. One hospital based and one surgical center. Residents will spend at least six days in hospital based OR usually completing 3-5 cases a day. Residents will spend at least five days at the surgical center working with 1 or 2 attendings on between 4-11 cases per day.

Sedation experience
Exposure to all classic oral sedation meds. Chloral Hydrate, Demerol, Hydroxyzine, Versed, Valium, Halcion, etc. Also do intranasal sedation with versed. Residents are currently graduating with between 75 and 150 cases.

Ortho experience
Program works closely with local orthodontic practice and will be hiring an new ortho attending to focus on ortho cases twice a month.

On call
Residents take 1 week at home call, six times during the entire residency

Research
Program requires each resident to complete a research paper and project during their PGY2 year. Projects are presented at the annual Kelner Conference (all pediatric dental residencies in Philadelphia participate) and residents are encouraged to submit their project to the AAPD poster competition.

Rotations
PGY1 rotations: Anesthesia, Emergency Room, Pediatric Medicine, Oral Surgery.

PGY2 rotations: Special Needs Clinic, Cleft Palette Clinic, Elective Experience.

Academic Experience
Didactic instruction is provided though lectures, seminars & courses. As a hospital based program there are no university based classes.

Clinical Experience

This is a very high intensity clinical experience. Residents will see roughly 20-30 patients per day, split between exam and op appointments.
 

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Either you are in the wrong forum or I call BS on you. This is a forum for Pediatric Dentistry residency. Are you applying to medicine? There is no way you have already gone on 4 pediatric DENTISTRY residency interviews yet, being that they are just now starting to invite people.
 
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there's no way that you've gone on 4 interviews for medicine yet either...most students havent started filling out their applications for medical residency...i hope you find the forum you are searching for.
 

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I'm an undergrad at UMDNJ (university of medicine & dentistry of New Jersey) - but we get extensive exposure to pediatrics (2-4 days/month) and I also did an externship for a week at UMDNJ - so I'll contribute what I can to the thread and hope that it helps.

Program length - 2 years

# of Positions - they accept 4 -5 residents / year. Only 2 -3 are from U.S. dental schools. 2-3 spots are for international students. (this is partly because of financial reasons - the U.S. students get paid a stipend while the international students PAY THE SCHOOL)

Type of Program - It's a hybrid program. You definitely are not working on your own. The faculty like to be closely supervising. You see 6-8 patients/day. Most of the patients are from the surrounding area - and considering the area you're in (Newark, NJ) you see a lot of crazy cases. It is a great clinical experience. Probably the biggest pro for the program

Call - not sure

Research - program directors recently (this past year) changed at UMDNJ. In the past years the program heavily encouraged research because the program director was all about research and definitely wanted something publishable. Things may be different now. The new program director is GREAT. He is an excellent educator and an amazing human being in general.

Facilities - this is probably the biggest downside to the program. The space and the equipment is pretty old. Radiographs or charts are not digital.

OR experience - I can't speak much to this because I'm not a resident yet - but from speaking with current residents I hear that you get enough OR cases and get fairly comfortable with the OR

Sedations - you mostly use Valium/ Versed & Nitrous. I have heard residents say that they would like to be able to use and try different drugs. But in general they do feel comfortable with sedations

The residents all seem to work nicely with one another. A lot of the faculty are really nice, of course there are some not so nice ones.

Hope this helps! Again - I'm an undergrad so I tried my best. I apologize if something was a little off. Feel free to ask me any questions.
 
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Can people PLEASE post more information about NY programs!!

JACOBI MED CENTER
LIJ
COLUMBIA
NYU
BROOKDALE HOSPITAL
MONTEFIORRE
STONY BROOK

PLEASE! i know tons of people are applying to these programs.. it would be nice to know more about them.
 
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admins you should sticky this thread like the OMS program thread. :thumbup:
 

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I'm assuming you'd like to be in NY... from the interview circuit I heard average things about montefiorre, jacobi, and brookdale, negative things about both Bronx Lebanon and Interfaith, and good things about Columbia. People were meh on NYU due to the cost. You should add St. Barnabas to your list. They have a great program and it was one of my top choices. Plenty of clinical experience and a supportive faculty. You'll soon find that residents are the best gauge of their programs. Happy residents generally mean good program.
 

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General backgroud info
This is a well rounded hybrid program - part university based with four clinics - two public helath clinics - one at the school and a hospital clinic where we see a lot of medically compromised pateints. we are very busy at all of our clinics

Faculty
This is a strong point for our program - we have great faculty and a large full time faculty with several part time faculty as well and not all faculty have graduated form this program. The faculty are strong but no one is overbearing or makes you feel like a fool if you make a bad clinical choice. The full time faculty are in charge of our lectures and each has a particular topic for which they are known.

OR Experience
we have an anesthesia rotation for one month at the childrnes hospital in town - we only do pediatrics in thsi residency and work with pediatric anesthesiologists. It is a great rotation sone in the first year
Unlike many other programs our OR experience comes in the second year - this is a rotating chief position - we work oin teams and the chief needs to train the ondeck chief. this is soup to nuts - calling in those patient referred to us for eval and doing all of the paperwork and the paper chase and then making sure that the patients actually show up on the day of surgery. we manage about 60 of our own cases during this time. there are other opportunities for piggy back surgeries which come up last minute throught the year. This exceeds CODA requirements - and relaistically how much time do you really need to learn how to operate in the OR for pediatrics?

Sedation experience
We do al LOT of sedations - not unusual to be able to do at least 5 cases a week if not more. You will be leaving with probably more than 200 oral sedations under your belt - which is a good thing

Ortho experience
we do some ortho - in my mind it is enough to convince me that I am NOT an orthodontist - all of our appliances ar done during our regular clinic time - the ortho is one day a month and we have our own patients that we manage in conjunction with an orthodontist and a dual trained pedo/ortho full time faculty member


On call
One week about every six weeks. a PGY1 is paired with a PGY2 except for holiday weeks - PGY2 does not take holiday call. Call is at the children's hospital downtown - it can vary as to how many calls we get - sometimes as few as one and sometimes a lot and very unpredictable. we do not have in house call which is good and call is limited to those times that we are not in clinic. There is a dental clinic at the hospital so the work done is in a dental chair and not in the OR which is really nice.

Research
all research projects are approved by the department chair and the we must work in conjunction with a facutly member. you can do surveys if you like - you can do chart reviews or actual bench top but it is very difficult to get MRB cert for pateint based research projects, however the faculty have several ongoing patient based projects whic one can get somewhat involved in

Rotations
We have swome rotations - first year you are assigned to do Hemoc rotation which is being part of the hemoc team at the hospital - this time varies and it usually ends up being about 4-5 times during the year for one morning. we have 4 weeks of pediatric medicine rotation - you can set this up however you want - meaning work with specialists or just the pediatric residents in their medical clinic - so basically you get out of it what you want to put into it. first year there is also the anesthesia rotation one month with the anesthesiologists - fantastic rotation. Second year it is the OR rotation - i think that about sums it up

Academic classes
We have lectures on monday mornings and friday afternoons. There are exams - we have a lot of reading and lit review and case presentations. the courses are geared towards what is needed to be able to pass the board exams - to this date no one has not passed on the first attempt at the board qual exam. so not get me wrong - we are not spoon fed the exam, we are expected to study and we do need to get a score of 80 on all of our exams. some of our exams are oral to help prepare us for the oral exams - overall a great set of classes and not a rehash of dental school.

I think that pretty much hits most of things you guys would have questions on my program. Basically UTHSCSA is a strong program that is here to help you learn and not out to kill you. Having said that your training will be basically what you put into to it. Thus, apply to places you (especially the better half if you have one) wouldn't mind living for 2-3 years and try find a place where you think you fit in. Fitting in with the residents is very important - the other residents should be your support network and companions. Good luck to everyone. I know its a crazy time. PM me if you have any questions - and to those that get invited to our program for an interview - see you then since it is an honor - we routinely have several hundred applicants for 24 interviews for 8 slots at uthscsa and 2 slots at a remote program
 

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I was wondering if anyone had a general idea of pediatric dental residency rankings (I know there is no official ranking) but I want to increase my chances by applying to some "low tier" and "mid-tier" programs, in addition to a couple of "top tier" programs, but I have no idea which schools fit into which categories. Would really appreciate the feedback!!!
 

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ok so now I have been getting some requests for interviews from NY...can anyone give their insight on programs?? I am trying to juggle a few dates. Help!
 

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I was curious i met someone who did a pedo residency i believe at VCU and he was allowed to do 2 years med and get his md...has anyone heard of this?
 

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Does anybody know about pedo program at NOVA? Thanks.
 
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Can anyone tell me about the following programs:

Univ. Nebraska

Primary Children's in Salt Lake, UT
 

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Do you have any specific questions or just looking for a general overview? Feel free to PM me with questions and I will try to answer them for you.

anyone interviewing at tufts pediatric dentistry?
 

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I was looking at some older posts..any updates from anyone??? so nervous!!
 

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General background info
Hospital based program

OR Experience
-Two facilities provide access to OR cases. One hospital based and one surgical center. Residents will spend at least six days in hospital based OR usually completing 3-5 cases a day. Residents will spend at least five days at the surgical center working with 1 or 2 attendings on between 4-11 cases per day.

Sedation experience
Exposure to all classic oral sedation meds. Chloral Hydrate, Demerol, Hydroxyzine, Versed, Valium, Halcion, etc. Also do intranasal sedation with versed. Residents are currently graduating with between 75 and 150 cases.

Ortho experience
Program works closely with local orthodontic practice and will be hiring an new ortho attending to focus on ortho cases twice a month.

On call
Residents take 1 week at home call, six times during the entire residency

Research
Program requires each resident to complete a research paper and project during their PGY2 year. Projects are presented at the annual Kelner Conference (all pediatric dental residencies in Philadelphia participate) and residents are encouraged to submit their project to the AAPD poster competition.

Rotations
PGY1 rotations: Anesthesia, Emergency Room, Pediatric Medicine, Oral Surgery.

PGY2 rotations: Special Needs Clinic, Cleft Palette Clinic, Elective Experience.

Academic Experience
Didactic instruction is provided though lectures, seminars & courses. As a hospital based program there are no university based classes.

Clinical Experience

This is a very high intensity clinical experience. Residents will see roughly 20-30 patients per day, split between exam and op appointments.

Wow, 75-150 oral sedation cases? Fantastic sedation experience!
 

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

General Info
-2 year paid hospital based program

-4 Residents per year
-4 Full-Time Attendings (multiple additional part-time)
-8 Assistants
-5 Hygienists
-13 Chair Clinic (with sedation/recovery facility)
-All in hospital meals, i.e. lunch and call are paid for

OR Experience:
-On site dedicated OR on the level above the clinic

-Residents work in the OR typically bi-weekly for the full two years
-Most residents average 90-130 cases during residency

Sedation experience:
-OCS with Versed PO/IN and Demerol + Hydroxyzine

-IV Sedation Fentanyl + Versed (one day a month)
-Most residents graduate with 210-240 cases (as operator), additional experience is gained as the doctor who administers the sedation and monitors

Ortho experience:
-Three orthodontic attendings 1 full-time, 2 volunteer

-Full day of orthodontic treatment per week (2wks/4), One half day of treatment per week (2wks/4)
-Treatment generally limited to Phase I
-Additional treatment planning and techniques in conjunction with Cleft-Craniofacial clinic
-NAM Treatment provided by full time orthodontist

Call:
-Taken at home

-Approximately 1 day every week and 1 weekend per month
-Holidays are divided among PGY-1

Research:
-Program requires residents to complete a research paper and project during second year.

-Residents encouraged presenting to AAPD (travel and lodging supported by program)
-Advisor to help facilitate each project

Rotations:
-Anesthesia (PGY-1) (4 wks)
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.-Pediatric Medicine (PGY-2) (2 wks)
-Emergency Medicine (PGY-2) (2wks)
-Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic (PGY-2) (1 wk)
-Teaching at University of Pittsburgh (PGY-2) (2 wks)
-Elective (PGY-2) (2 wks).
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Academic Experience:
-Instruction is provided though lectures, seminars & courses.

-No formal classes or exams

Clinical Experience:

-Approximately 15-30 patients per day divided among sedations, basic restorative tx, and exams
 

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Anyone familiar with Yale, UConn, Geisinger, Boston Children's?
 

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

General Info
-2 year paid hospital based program

-4 Residents per year
-4 Full-Time Attendings (multiple additional part-time)
-8 Assistants
-5 Hygienists
-13 Chair Clinic (with sedation/recovery facility)
-All in hospital meals, i.e. lunch and call are paid for

OR Experience:
-On site dedicated OR on the level above the clinic

-Residents work in the OR typically bi-weekly for the full two years
-Most residents average 90-130 cases during residency

Sedation experience:
-OCS with Versed PO/IN and Demerol + Hydroxyzine

-IV Sedation Fentanyl + Versed (one day a month)
-Most residents graduate with 210-240 cases (as operator), additional experience is gained as the doctor who administers the sedation and monitors

Ortho experience:
-Three orthodontic attendings 1 full-time, 2 volunteer

-Full day of orthodontic treatment per week (2wks/4), One half day of treatment per week (2wks/4)
-Treatment generally limited to Phase I
-Additional treatment planning and techniques in conjunction with Cleft-Craniofacial clinic
-NAM Treatment provided by full time orthodontist

Call:
-Taken at home

-Approximately 1 day every week and 1 weekend per month
-Holidays are divided among PGY-1

Research:
-Program requires residents to complete a research paper and project during second year.

-Residents encouraged presenting to AAPD (travel and lodging supported by program)
-Advisor to help facilitate each project

Rotations:
-Anesthesia (PGY-1) (4 wks)
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.-Pediatric Medicine (PGY-2) (2 wks)
-Emergency Medicine (PGY-2) (2wks)
-Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic (PGY-2) (1 wk)
-Teaching at University of Pittsburgh (PGY-2) (2 wks)
-Elective (PGY-2) (2 wks).
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Academic Experience:
-Instruction is provided though lectures, seminars & courses.

-No formal classes or exams

Clinical Experience:

-Approximately 15-30 patients per day divided among sedations, basic restorative tx, and exams

This sounds like an incredible program! The oral sedation component is really impressive.
 

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Background Info:
Combined University and Hospital based program with 9 sites: 3 Hospital: (Children's Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Baylor Our Children's House), 1 University (Baylor College of Dentistry), and 5 Community Clinics. Baylor is a very strong program with regard to medically complex (transplant, cancer, genetic disorders, heart, etc), special needs (Downs, spina bifida, static encephalopathy, autism, rickets, etc) clinical and academic/research. All of the clinics offer a busy and unique setting not found in most programs. There are 11 residents in each class. Salary is 37k for the first year and 39K for the second year.

Faculty:
Large number of full-time and part-time faculty (nearly all are board certified) intimately involved in the program. All of the full-time faculties are heavily published, well regarded in the pediatric dentistry community and involved with the AAPD at various national and state levels. Dr. Seale is regarded as the authority on pulp therapy and research. Multiple faculty members are DDS, PhD.

OR Experience:
I'm assuming not much has changed in the past year since I finished the residency. 3 OR sites (Children's, Texas Scottish Rite and Baylor Our Children's House). Each resident spends 1 month (1st year and 2nd year) at each site for a total of 6 months of OR experience over the 2 years. Each OR case is completed by a 2nd year and 1st year. After 10 assists, the 1st year resident can start completing cases. Each resident will complete, as 1st operator, well over 100 cases. Sometimes we would "piggy-back" cases with ENT, OMFS (Parkland) or one of the other services depending on the child's needs. At Children's, many of the patients have very complex medical histories. The children at Scottish Rite at primarily children suffering from neurological or orthopedic conditions (i.e. Spina Bifida, Static Encephalopathy, Tuberous Sclerosis, Vitamin D Resistant Rickets, Epilepsy, etc). All of the healthy OR patients are sent to Baylor Our Children's House.

Sedation (Oral and IV):
Sedations are done at all of the clinics. Most residents will complete about 80-100 sedations depending on your luck. Baylor uses many different oral sedatives including: Demerol/Phenergan, Demerol/Hydroxyzine, Versed, Valium, Ativan and Ketamine. The program started offering IV sedations so the residents could gain some exposure to it before going into private practice. Each resident usually does 1-3 IV sedation cases before finishing the residency.

Orthodontics:
This is the one, and probably only, aspect of the program that needs some work. Faculty are dual boarded in Pediatrics and Orthodontics. 2 days per month of Ortho. Only phase 1 orthodontics; all phase 2 orthodontics referred to Grad Ortho. Most experience is with RPE, 2x4's, TPA's, etc. Ortho Study Club meetings approx. every 8 weeks at home of ortho faculty to discuss cases and treatment planning.

Trauma Call:
Trauma call is taken from home at Children's Medical Center (Level-1 Trauma Center) both years with a 1st and 2nd year resident going in for each trauma call. Call works out to be about a total of 80 days over the 2-year period. Call is taken from Tuesday to Tuesday approx. every 11 weeks, 365 days/yr. Trauma call is fairly heavy the majority of the time because the residency is the only pediatric dental provider in Northern Texas. A lot ATV accidents and MVC as well as other injuries. Will gain a very solid foundation for pediatric trauma. Oral sedation, IV sedation and GA in the OR are available for trauma call.

Research:
Residents are required to complete a research project worthy of publication. Surveys are generally not allowed. Required to present poster at TAPD and AAPD. All projects are led by full-time faculty and the projects are approved by the Chairman and Director.

Rotations:
We have several rotations throughout the 2-year residency. Anesthesia is completed during the 1st year of residency. Spend approx. 4 days/week for 1 month at Children's Medical Center as an anesthesiology resident; valuable experience with great Anesthesia Faculty from UT Southwestern Medical School. 2nd year residents complete 1 month of Pediatric Medicine at Children's Medical Center. Residents rotate through Neurology, Hem/Onc, Cardiology, ENT, Speech, and Presurgical Assessment. Gain valuable experience managing and diagnosing neurological disorders, cardiac conditions, and various types of cancer. Residents also complete a month of Craniofacial Team at Children's. Finally, 2nd year residents complete 1 month of private practice, visiting various pediatric offices in, and around, Dallas.

Academic Coursework:
In the past, residents spent about 8 hours/wk in pediatric courses during the 1st and 2nd year of residency. These are split up between 2 days (4 hours each day). Courses include, sedation, pulp, prevention, behavior management, trauma, medically compromised, neurologically handicapped, child development, treatment planning, and perio. 2nd years get an 8 month practice management course that covers just about every topical imaginable. It was an extremely valuable class. Former residents talk about opening/buying practices, lawyers, CPA's, contractors, dental sales reps all come and present. In addition, there is a 5-month written/oral board prep course. No one has ever failed the written from Baylor. 1st year residents also take growth and development, research and biostatistics for CODA requirements.

Overall, Baylor is an extremely strong and well-balanced program. One of the major strengths is that residents get a good amount of experience with all aspects of pediatric dentistry. Baylor is a huge program with 22 residents and a lot of faculty. The program is very nice for a family as residents are typically done at 5pm. All of the full-time faculty go out of their way to make sure each resident is receiving the best education possible. Dallas is a beautiful city to live in and the cost of living is not terribly bad. The residency program sends all of the residents to San Antonio both years for the TAPD and the 2nd years are fully funded for the AAPD. In addition, the program generally allows time off for the Southwest Winter Ski Meeting as well. Personally, I think very few people would be disappointed with the residency program at Baylor.
 
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Hospital based program with stipend between 42-47k
There are some "class fees" or tuition, most of which you get reimbursed through GME.
4 new residents each year.
The hospital portion is at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. This is where you take call, OR cases, and complete your rotations. There is also a two chair dental clinic in the hospital where primarily cleft patients or emergency call patients are treated.
The main clinic is two blocks from CHM. This is where you will spend most of your time.

OR Experience
You do not go to the OR until second year, typically. There are times first year you might go for an emergency or to observe. The hospital has cut back on our OR time but you still get plenty of OR cases.

Sedation experience
Sedation meds: Hydroxyzine, Versed, Valium, intranasal versed. Residents are scheduled with 2 sedation cases per day.

Ortho experience
The program has a dual trained ortho/pedo faculty who works with residents one day per week in the resident ortho clinic. Basic appliances and space maintenance are the primary objectives. However, like many things, how much you learn to do is up to you.

On call
All the residents split call. Call is at home for one week approximately every 8 weeks. You still have a regular schedule of clinic, class, or rotations while on call. First years split all holiday call. An average week on call would be 7-15 pages with approximately 5-7 calls requiring you to go into the hospital. Of course, some weeks are much slower and some can be pretty busy.

Research
This area may be changing due to a new program director, however, I believe this is very similar to other hospital based programs.

Rotations
2 weeks in the emergency department
1 week in pediatric medicine
1 week in pediatric infectious disease
4 weeks in anesthesia
2 weeks in hematology/oncology


Academic classes
Classes are arranged around clinic hours. Typically you should expect to have class from 7-8am throughout the week. And occasionally during lunch and after clinic hours. Some classes have exams while others do not. A large part of this time is spent discussing articles we read prior to class. Other Courses include micro, stats, oral pathology, treatment planning, trauma, ect.

Clinic
We have clinic hours Monday through Thursday from 8-4, and Fridays from 8-1. You will see 1-2 patients per hour based on the procedure. You gets tons of experience! It is a very busy place.
Each resident has their own op room. There are two sedation rooms. And 3 chairs used for ortho and hygiene. During second year the residents spend approximately one day per month in the cleft clinic.

Assistants/Hygienists
Each resident is assigned an assistant. Plus there is a "float" assistant. This is a huge plus! I would encourage applicants to ask about assistants at their interviews.
There are 2-4 hygienists each day who typically see 2 recalls per hour.

On a side note, Detroit as a city has been nothing like I expected. There are some shady areas but there are several nice areas too! I have been pleasantly surprised how much I enjoy the city:laugh:

Best wishes!
 
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anybody else wanna chime in?
 

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Does anybody know about pedo program at NOVA? Thanks.

Expensive as heck and the faculty keep coming and going like a revolving door. They do not participate in Match, so they'll keep offering spots to applicants until they fill all 9. Most applicants who have multiple interviews elsewhere will decline their offer.
 

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Current pedo residents in other programs, do you have any feedback?
 

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Here's the low down on Yale's pediatric dental residency :)


General Background:
Hybrid program with a strong academic and hospital presence. It’s affiliated with the Yale New Haven Hospital, which is world famous for the research, technology, and innovations in all medical specialties. It’s also affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine. So essentially, you are a Yale Medical Resident under the subdivision of dental medicine.

You have access to the entire Yale campus with your Yale ID and access to all parts of the YNN Hospital with your hospital ID. We are in our own private clinic (separate from the hospital) all 5 days and seeing patients from 8:30-4:30 (unless you are on rotation or in the OR). You see roughly 2 pts/hr except for oral or IV sedations, which are longer. The program director is INCREDIBLE and very approachable. She makes sure we are always learning and on the right track. She is also one of the few and elite oral pathologists/pediatric dentists in the country

The assistants are the BEST! They’ve been here a long time and really know how to handle the sticky situations with kids. Speaking of assistants, you always have one!
Continuity of care is something that makes our program unique. We make it a point to do that (unless the resident requests not to get that kid again lol). Most [busy] programs don’t have continuity of care so every time the pt/parent comes in, they have a different resident. There are 10 operatories. Everyone has their own operatory and assistant. There are 12 residents but 1 or 2 are always gone on rotation, OR, craniofacial, hematology/onc, etc. We have 2 full time hygienists as well

OR experience:

OR days are 3 times per week. Each time, a 1st and 2nd year go with an attending. I would approximate that we all go ~3 times per month, which is roughly 1/wk.

Sedations

We do oral sedations on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our sedation rooms. On Tuesday and Wednesdays, OMS comes and we do our IV sedations then. Great sedation experience

Ortho experience

We have an ortho lecture every Friday morning from 8-9 and we see our ortho pts on Thurs and Fri mornings. We have several orthodontic attendings that come in and teach us. We pretty much have the leeway of doing as much or as little ortho as you want. We focus mainly on interceptive ortho unless you want to do full bond-bracket which if you are into that kind of thing, those are done on Mondays with a certain attending, ie. if you want to learn comprehensive permanent dentition ortho, Mondays are the day you can do them.

Call schedule:

We’re on call for a whole week every 6 weeks. First years get first call and second years are on second call. The second years will go in for every call with you for the first several months. After that, 1st years take the first call and will only call 2nd years as needed. The call load is hit or miss. Sometimes you can get called heavily, other times, you have lots of time to relax. It’s not a heavy/obnoxious call load in my opinion but enough to get you comfortable with taking emergencies when out in practice.

Research:

Research is sort of a big deal but you can usually just do a simple topic as long as it’s relevant and important to peds. It’s a requirement but most people get the bulk of it done second year. You get a half day off once a month during the work week to work on it but you can use that day as a personal day if needed.

Rotations:

anesthesia is one month, peds medicine is a month, craniofacial is every 6th Monday , Pediatric primary care clinic is every 6th Friday. Hematology/oncology and DART (child abuse awareness ) rotation is 2nd year. You also have a 2-week optional rotation in oral surgery if you want to improve in permanent teeth extractions.

Academic classes

During first year, we have lecture on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30-8:30am. 1 or 2 times a month, we have lecture with oral surgery and GPR on Wednesday mornings. We have journal club once a month too. Fridays are ortho days so we have ortho lecture that morning. BEST PART= NO EXAMS!!! We have small quizzes after each lecture but it’s just to make sure we’re learning and paying attention.

2nd year, we have board's review lectures. And 2nd years teach the pedo review course for the first years in July/August. We are out everyday by 4:30 or 5pm and you are DONE for the day, no lingering paperwork, no computer stuff, no cleaning, no nothing. You have the rest of the day for fun, relaxation, whatever. Weekends are free too. You can say goodbye to any more intense studying etc. when you get here :) of course, it is expected that you keep up with lecture material and learn


This clinic is a state of the art new clinic with a cephalometric machine, Cone beam CT, and pano which makes it super easy on our pts. We have separate rooms and operatories with doors (not open bay) and 2 fully equipped sedation rooms for IV and oral sedation. We also have a recovery room. We have an in-house nurse practitioner that does all of our H&P’s for our General anesthesia pts and can monitor for our sedations. We are part of the Craniofacial team with plastics and ENT, which are downstairs --makes it super convenient and a great resource for pts with deformities, birth defects, etc. Team/Comprehensive tx is a big deal here esp since we work closely OMS, GPR, plastic surgery, ENT, etc. The chair of our department is a board certified oral surgeon AND plastic surgeon along with our awesome program director being both a board certified pediatric dentist AND oral pathologist!


Stipend: is $62,000 and it goes up every year.
Definitely a huge plus. We also get full benefits for medical, disability, etc. they also match a percentage of your paycheck and put it into a retirement fund which is awesome. And there’s NO TUITION!

The best thing of all is that the residents and attendings are very cohesive. We help each other out so much, its incredible. Plus it doesn’t hurt to have the Yale name on your degree.


New Haven is a quirky college town well known for the best pizza and amazing seafood. There’s an area of great bars and restaurants that are full of Yale grad students. It’s a very transient young professional town full of medical residents, grad students, and law students. Pleasantly surprised on how nice it is here and how much fun it is!
 

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Thanks so much for adding on to this thread! I applied to Yale-new haven this cycle and by your description it sounds like a great program. I am excited and hopeful for an interview!
 
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Thanks so much for adding on to this thread! I applied to Yale-new haven this cycle and by your description it sounds like a great program. I am excited and hopeful for an interview!
Of course! Let me know if you have any other questions or need advice on anything. As you probably know, this whole process can get crazy and overwhelming so don't hesitate to ask. And good luck with everything! All this hard work will pay off in the end :)
 

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Hey biologicwidth, thx for the info....did you go there or are you currently in that program?
 

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Sweet!! So what's your story??((I ask the same thing of all the residents & current pediatric dentists I meet))...did you practice before going back to residency, what was your application process like (#of schools you applied to & got interviews) and why did you decide on pediatrics?? Thx:))
 
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