Welcome to La Rabida Children’s Hospital! While at La Rabida, you will take care of children with multiple complex medical problems as well as patients undergoing acute rehabilitation. You will be exposed to a vast range of diagnoses and complex conditions including but not limited to:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Genetic diseases
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Short-gut syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Failure to thrive


Before Your Rotation

  • Review the Goals and Objectives
  • Receive written and verbal sign out from previous residents
  • Ensure that your LaRabida computer and Meditech log-ins are functional
  • If not previously completed, Meditech and Vocera training will occur on the afternoon of the first day of the rotation


  • Floor service comprised of three PL-2 residents and one PL-3 resident on a two team system comprised of two residents and one attending per team
  • 2- or 4- week blocks, typically total of 8-10 weeks over the course of second and third years
  • Q4 call, split between residents, with in-house attending at all times
  • Days off are dependent on call schedule, residents are off weekend days on which you are not on call or post-call (only the on-call and post-call residents are present on weekend mornings)

Daily Schedule

  • Sign out is at 7:00 AM every morning from the post-call resident
  • Rounds conclude before 11:00 AM to allow post-call resident to complete tasks and notes, post-call resident should leave by 11:00 AM
  • Sub-specialty rounds occur during scheduled mornings and afternoons throughout the week
  • Noon lecture is scheduled every weekday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Attendance is mandatory in the Medical Services conference room.
  • Afternoons include patient care and additional didactic teaching
  • Residents sign out to on-call resident by 5:00 PM

Roles and Responsibilities


La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Team generally works in resident room located to the left of the main staircase (next to Nishat’s office)