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Inova Children's Hospital

Falls Church, Virginia

Beach Run

Kathleen Donnelly,MD

Program Director

Stephen Schraith

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 226 beds

  • 108 bed, level 4 NICU

  • Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

  • Newly opened LGBTQ+ dedicated clinic

  • 22 bed pediatric hematology/oncology unit

  • 26 bed PICU

  • 8 bed CICU

  • Dedicated pediatric emergency room staffed by PEM trained attendings

DETAILS
  • 13 residents per class

  • pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and a pediatric hospitalist fellowship in house

  • completely customized individualized educational curriculum for each resident

  • resident/attending mentor program

LOCATION
  • Located in Falls Church, VA, part of the bustling Northern Virginia beltway just 20 minutes outside of Washington D.C.

  • Residents’ favorite things to do: Dining and drinking in the many incredible restaurants, heading to downtown D.C. for concerts and sightseeing, hiking and biking both locally and in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park, wine tasting in the countryside, and heading east for a beach day.

  • One of the fastest growing and most diverse areas of the country, boasting citizens from all over the world.

  • Just a short drive from some of the other big cities of the Northeast, such as Philadelphia. Residents like to hop on trains at Union Station to go for a weekend in NYC or Boston.

CURRICULUM
  • 13 block schedule

  • continuity clinic is 1 afternoon every week

  • academic half day

  • protected time everyday Tuesday 1-5p plus daily sub specialist led teaching time out and twice weekly chief report

  • peds grand rounds once a month

  • interns complete 3.5 to 4 wards blocks over the course of the year, with average 4 total weeks of nights spread over that time. Only 2-3 24 hour shifts intern year.

  • vacation: 2 two-week blocks plus 5 days over Christmas or new year’s

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • Inova Pediatrics Advocacy and Community Collaboration Committee (IPACC ) created in 2019 addresses community needs such as food insecurity, anti-racism efforts and refugee and immigrant care.

  • The Realizing Inclusion and System Equity Upstanding in Medicine (RISE-UP) curriculum was created and implemented at Inova and has been used nationally.

  • Residents work at Inova Cares Clinic for Children which serves an underserved, largely immigrant population.

  • Neely opened clinic dedicated to care of LGBTQ+ population.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a resident group that meets monthly to spearhead efforts to implement anti-racism and inclusivity efforts within Inova and the community.

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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