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Welcome to the website of the Pediatric Residency Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. We hope you will learn a great deal about our residency program, the people we work with, and our great city.
The training here is comprehensive, robust and responsive to individual learning goals and needs. Immersion in the clinical experience with mentoring at the bedside and the opportunity to make independent decisions is the primary learning modality, complemented by formal didactics, small group discussions and individualized, self-directed learning. You will work with outstanding residents, faculty, and an entire health care team focused on providing family-centered and high-quality care to all of the children and families we serve.
Mentoring is a key focus of our residency program. Interns are connected with an initial advisor soon after they match to start the process of mentoring well before arriving at the hospital the first day. Faculty are paired with interns based specifically on their career interests along with personal preferences of the new intern. Interns are mentored from the beginning of training with a focus on their individual specific needs for career development. Our program is designed to help new interns who have a clear idea of their career path as well as those still in the process of discovering their future in pediatrics. The mentoring program encompasses the full span of residency training at Children’s, with a focus on the successful career development of the individual future pediatrician.
The Pediatric Residency Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh boasts strengths that rank it among the elite pediatric training programs in the United States:
PALS Residency Program
PALS is a Primary Care Track focused on service to the underserved in urban and rural communities.
Pediatric Residents Interested in Medical Education (PRIME)
Provides members with an immersion in Medical Education topics.
Pitt Pediatrics and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is strongly committed to research and to mentoring residents with interest in research.
Provides an opportunity for residents to engage in systematic inquiry in a focused area of interest to complement the direct clinical practice of pediatrics.
Comprised of twenty physicians actively involved in pediatric resident education.
Social and Community-Oriented Resident Engagement
An interest group that aims to train leaders in community health and child advocacy
Improves communication between health care providers and families and can be a model for improving patient handovers.
Care in Resource Limited Areas: Global Health Focus
Assists pediatric residents in preparing for and arranging opportunities in global health and advocacy.
Working closely with the resident teams and students on the inpatient rotations, conducting Family-Centered Rounds on all general medical services and providing outstanding bedside, clinical, and didactic teaching.