Residents improve their skills of assessment and management of common pediatric conditions requiring hospitalization. Residents function as pediatric R1s, assuming primary responsibility for the pediatric patients they admit. Supervised by senior pediatric residents and pediatric attendings, residents care for all ages of children from infancy to adolescence, with a wide range of medical and surgical problems. Teaching rounds address early identification and management of medical and surgical problems, appropriate use of consultations, developmental assessment, common behavioral and emotional problems and their management, outpatient prevention and follow-up, and the pediatric history and physical. Call is every fourth night, averaging four to 10 patients managed per resident.