Curriculum Map for Pediatric Residents Modified from the American Board of Pediatrics

Curriculum Map for Pediatric Residents from the American Board of Pediatrics

This curriculum map is modified from the 2017 General Pediatric Content Outline from the American Board of Pediatrics. This curriculum map is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Note: if you do not find what you are looking for please use our search function (upper right hand corner of this page) or our other case archives Cases by Disease, Cases by Specialty, Cases by Symptom / Presentation, or Cases By Age.

1. Preventive Pediatrics/Well-Child CareSpecialty – General Pediatrics | Specialty – Preventive Medicine and Health Maintenance | Symptom – Health Maintenance and Disease Prevention

2. Fetal and Neonatal CareSpecialty – Neonatology | Age – Infant |
Current PubMed Search – Neonatology

3. Adolescent CareSpecialty – Adolescent Medicine | Age – Teenager | Age – Young Adult | Current PubMed Search – Adolescent Medicine

4. Genetics, Dysmorphology, and Metabolic DisordersSpecialty – Genetics | Symptom – Genetic Disorder | Current PubMed Search – Genetics

5. Mental and Behavioral HealthSpecialty – Psychiatry and Psychology | Current PubMed Search – Psychiatry | Current PubMed Search – Psychology

6. Child Abuse and NeglectSpecialty – Child Abuse and Neglect | Current PubMed Search – Child Abuse

7. Emergency and Critical Care

8. Infectious DiseasesDisease – Infectious Diseases | Disease – Abscesses | Disease – Antibiotics | Disease – Cellulitis | | Disease – Fever | Disease – Pneumonia | Disease – Sepsis | Specialty – Infectious Diseases | Symptom – Infections | Symptom – Frequent or Recurrent Infections | Symptom – Lymphadenitis | Symptom – Neck Stiffness | DDX – Fatigue | DDX – Fever | DDX – PFAPA | DDX – Periodic Fevers | DDX – Fontanelle, Bulging | DDX – Kawasaki Disease | DDX – Lymphadenopathy | DDX – Lymphadenopathy, Hilar | DDX – Osteomyelitis | DDX – Pharyngitis | DDX – Pharyngitis, Acute | DDX – Pneumonia | DDX – Pneumonia Complications | Sepsis, Neonatal |
Current PubMed Search – Infectious Diseases

9. OncologySpecialty – Oncology | Current PubMed Search – Cancer

10. HematologyDisease – Blood and Blood Disorders | Specialty – Hematology | Current PubMed Search – Hematology

11. Allergy and Immunology

12. EndocrinologySpecialty – Endocrinology | Current PubMed Search – Endocrinology

13. Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

14. RheumatologySpecialty – Rheumatology | Current PubMed Search – Rheumatology

15. NeurologySpecialty – Neurology / Neurosurgery | Current PubMed Search – Neurology | Current PubMed Search – Neurosurgery

16. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disease – Facial Injuries and Disorders

17. CardiologySpecialty – Cardiology / Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery | Current PubMed Search – Cardiology

18. PulmonologySpecialty – Pulmonary | Current PubMed Search – Lung Diseases

19. GastroenterologySpecialty – Gastroenterology | Current PubMed Search – Gastroenterology

20. Nephrology, Fluids, and ElectrolytesSpecialty – Nephrology / Urology | Current PubMed Search – Nephrology | Current PubMed Search – Kidney Diseases

21. Urology and Genital DisordersSpecialty – Nephrology / Urology | Current PubMed Search – Urology

22. Skin/DermatologySpecialty – Dermatology | Current PubMed Search – Skin Diseases

23. Psychosocial IssuesSpecialty – Psychiatry and Psychology | Specialty – School | Specialty – Social Services

24. EthicsSpecialty – Medical Ethics | Current PubMed Search – Ethics

25. Research Methods, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement Current PubMed Search – Patient Safety | Current PubMed Search – Quality Improvement

The specialties below are not included in the 2017 General Pediatric Content Outline but are included here to assist learners.

26. Dentistry – See heading 16. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat above

27. PathologySpecialty – Pathology | For electrolyte problems see 20. Nephrology above | Symptom – Abnormal Laboratory Test | Disease – Laboratory Tests | DDX – Alkaline Phosphtase, Elevated | DDX – Amylase, Elevated | DDX – Monospot, False Positive
Current PubMed Search – Pathology

28. PharmacologyDrug Reactions | Disease – Iron Therapy | Disease – Medicines | Disease – Over-the-Counter Medicines | | Disease – Oxygen Therapy | Disease – Pain Relievers | Disease – Reye Syndrome | Specialty – Pharmacology / Toxicology | Current PubMed Search – Pharmacology | Current PubMed Search – Toxicology

29. RadiologySpecialty – Radiology / Nuclear Medicine / Radiation Oncology | Disease – X-Rays | Disease – CT Scans | Disease – MRI Scans | Disease – Nuclear Scans | Disease – Radiation Exposure | Disease – Radiation Therapy | Disease – Ultrasound | Current PubMed Search – Radiology

30. School – See heading 23. Psychosocial Issues above

31. Surgery and Anesthesia – Non-urgent problems are listed here. For urgent surgical problems, see See heading 7. Emergency and Critical Care above Disease – Hernia | Disease – Lymphatic Diseases | Disease – Lymphedema | Disease – Organ Transplantation | Disease – Pressure Sores | Disease – Scars | Specialty – Anesthesia | Specialty – Surgery | Current PubMed Search – Anesthesia | Current PubMed Search – Surgery

Author
Donna M. D’Alessandro, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa