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Jim Davis

Steven Foster, DO, FAAP

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We emphasize academic excellence in a supportive family environment that encourages personal growth and diverse clinical experiences.

UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics Fact Sheet

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

  • Dedicated teaching – see calendar for details 
    • Morning report schedules
      • While in clinic, residents present evidence-based case discussions most days of the week, usually led by the clinic senior. This occurs from 8-8:30.
      • While on inpatient services (NICU, PICU, Newborn, and Inpatient), residents gather together as a larger group. Each team takes turns presenting evidence-based case discussions or other relevant teachings, with guidance from on-service attendings. This occurs from 8-8:30 and occurs most days of the week.
      • When at other hospitals, residents take part in that hospital’s morning learning opportunities.
    • Weekly Friday morning teaching for all residents on downtown Fresno services – rotation of Journal Club, M&M Conference, Community Medicine, and Case Conference, each presented by senior residents with guidance from faculty mentors
    • One afternoon per week is also spent dedicated to academic learning, including the primary care Yale curriculum, small group workshops, simulation training, didactic sessions from faculty, dedicated board review, monthly Collaborative Office Rounds with our Child Psychiatry team, community guest speakers, visiting faculty, faculty from other departments, and more.
  • Other important educational conferences:
    • Monthly Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference presented by Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics, Neonatology, and other OB-GYN faculty
    • Monthly joint Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine morning conference, presented by one senior from each department regarding a case relevant to both departments
    • Monthly Pediatric Grand Rounds presented by a variety of faculty
  • Other opportunities: