Our residents benefit from the diverse clinical experience
offered by UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei
Children’s Hospital and the academic environment provided
by the teaching faculty of the Jacobs School
of Medicine and Biochemical Sciences.
Our program focuses on evidence-based medicine and critical
thinking. This is demonstrated during journal club and resident
research projects and throughout our faculty-led lecture series.
The goal is to train excellent pediatricians who are able to apply
the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine to guide their clinical
Subspecialty rotations are crucial to our residency experience
and provide you with both broad and deep exposure to all areas of
pediatrics. These rotations include weekly clinic sessions and
Pediatric residents also rotate through our state-of-the-art
Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care
Unit, which provide critical care (including ECMO) for infants,
children and adolescents. There is a full complement of
critical-care faculty, as well as pediatric subspecialty
consultants and pediatric surgical subspecialties. As a Level 1
Pediatric Trauma Center, residents are exposed to acute and chronic
management of pediatric trauma patients.
Our continuity clinic program includes experiences in one of
eight locations. The main continuity care clinic is located on the
hospital campus and is operated by the Division
of General Pediatrics. There is an additional hospital-based
campus located 15 minutes from the hospital as well as six private
pediatric practices, located within the community, that embrace
pediatric residents as an integral part of their staff. With the
4+1 schedule, residents attend continuity clinic every five weeks
for one week.
Residents are taught by 100 dedicated faculty
members whose approach to teaching ensures that the knowledge
they impart has a strong scientific foundation, as well as the
humanism necessary for the development of a highly competent,
These physicians include primary care specialists, pediatric
surgeons and a full complement of pediatric subspecialists.
Hospital pediatric radiologists also fully participate in resident
Beyond our focus on teaching and patient care, our
internationally recognized faculty receive significant, ongoing
extramural grant funding and have made notable
contributions to pediatric research.