About the Program


Intern Year

Second Year

Third Year

3 months on the Wards

2 months in the NICU

1 month in the PICU

1 month of Hem/Onc

1 month of ER

1 month of Newborn Nursery

1 month of Advocacy

2 electives

2 months as Ward Senior

1 month as NICU Senior

1 month as Hem/Onc senior

1 month of ER

1 month of Adolescent

2 months Elective

1 month of Development & Behavior

1 month of Urgent Care

2 months of individualized curriculum with cross-cover/call*

1 month PICU team leader

1 month Teaching Resident rotation

1 month Wards senior or Night Float senior

2 months ER


1 month Urgent Care

3 months elective

2 months individualized curriculum with cross cover/call*

* Call based on night float system with one week of nights and one weekend call during Wards and NICU, some 24 hour shifts during cross-cover months

A team model is used for patient care, continuity and teaching. Recently the practice’s approximate 10,000 patients were distributed among ten smaller micropractices. Each resident is assigned to a micropractice group that has 1-2 faculty leaders and a nurse. Residents in each micropractice team generally have their clinic on the same day of the week with their faculty preceptors. This model allows for greater continuity and the ability to track outcomes for a smaller panel of patients. Residents provide a full range of pediatric services including well child visits, follow up visits for chronic medical conditions, medical clearance, sick visits, sports physicals and care coordination. Residents are expected to take ownership of their patients, follow up on labs and consults, and have a unique opportunity and responsibility to be the pediatrician for a family.

Continuity Clinic

Resident Didactics

Morning Conferences

Noon Conferences

Standard MR - Case based format led by our teaching resident or one of our chief residents where we work through an interesting or challenging case. We encourage the use of games, small group work and reversed classroom structure to enhance engagement.

Senior MR - weekly discussion of interesting cases admitted from the prior week with senior residents and attendings

Intern MR - weekly didactic session led by fellows and chief residents which focuses on diagnosis and management of common pediatric disorders

Capstone - Monthly presentation by our teaching resident, similar to a Grand Rounds presentation, focused on addressing a challenging clinical question. Presentation is mentored by a Faculty Member

Grand Rounds -

We follow the 18 month American Board of Pediatrics Content Specification Guidelines to ensure that all our residents have didactic training across varied pediatric disciplines

Interactive, case based discussions led by attendings on topics highlighted in the ABP Content Specification Guidelines. Board Review questions are incorporated as well

JAMA Critical Appraisal - An interactive approach to journal club, led by our teaching residents, which incorporates small group work to evaluate articles related to Diagnosis, Therapy, Harm and Meta-Analysis.

Board Review - weekly session led by our Chief Residents based on high-yield topics test-taking strategies

We offer multiple tiers of advising for our residents:

Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) Advisor - an advisor assigned to you at the beginning of PGY-1 whose main responsibility will be to support you successfully through residency training

Career Advisor - an advisor assigned to you at the beginning of PGY-2 matched with you based on your chosen career path. Their main responsibility is to help our residents prepare for their next stage AFTER residency training. From fellowship applications to research grants, to job interviews this advisor will leverage their experience to guide your plans for the future.

Program Advisor - a member of Program Leadership assigned to you at the end of PGY-1 whose main responsibility is to help you map out your Individualized Curriculum


Program Improvement

We value the feedback of our housetaff and understand their input must drive the changes and improvements we plan for the program. As a result we offer several opportunities to hear from our residents and create plans for actionable, sustainable change.

Resident Improvement Committee (RIC) - monthly meetings attended by residents and program leadership to discuss new concerns and provide follow-up on previously discussed issues.

Chill with Phyll - a monthly meeting led by our Chair, Phyllis Dennery, and attended by residents to discuss concerns and questions trainees have for Departmental Leadership

Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) - quarterly meetings to review our program mission and goals and how well they are aligning with our current practice. Also an opportunity to review progress on our Program Improvement Plan (PIP) a living document meant to operationalize large scale change within the program. PEC members include our residents, program leadership, departmental leadership and key stakeholders.

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) - monthly meeting led by the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) attended by all program directors from across the institution and resident representatives. We are proud to say we have always had a pediatric representative from the housestaff as a member of the GMEC.

Contact Us


Mailing Address

Clinic Address

Program Coordinators

Dennisse Reyes


(401) 444-6072

Deborah Pratas


(401) 444-8805

Program Director

Patricia Poitevien, MD

Associate Program Directors

Jeffrey Riese, MD

Robin Kremsdorf, MD

Diversity Officer

Sabina Holland, MD

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Brown University Pediatric Residency Program

593 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care

593 Eddy Street

Lower Level

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-444-4471

Fax: 401-444-3870

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