Community-Oriented Resident Education

The Pediatric Residency Program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh proudly supports Community-Oriented Resident Education (CORE) as an interest group that aims to train leaders in community health and child advocacy.

CORE is the advocacy coalition hub and “community of courage” open to all residents, fellows, and attendings at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Historically rooted in training resident leaders in community health, CORE continues to be a platform for education and action to address the broader structural forces and social determinants of health impacting children across society. CORE empowers pediatricians & pediatric trainees of all specialties and professional tracks to take an active role in advancing social justice and child health policy.

CORE has allowed me to form a social justice family. We have developed a vibrant network of like-minded physicians across multiple specialties, who are passionate about using their position to advocate for children in Pittsburgh and abroad. I am proud to stand beside these individuals in their efforts to improve the well-being of all children.

- Nicholas Szoko, MD