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Program Goals

Our Pediatric Residency Program strives to provide the clinical experiences and to create the curriculum necessary to achieve the following educational goals:

  • Training our residents to become compassionate, appropriate and effective patient care providers for the whole child and family
  • Ensuring that our residents build a solid foundation of medical knowledge and the ability to effectively apply knowledge of the biological, psychosocial, and epidemiological aspects of pediatric illness
  • Promoting our residents’ critical thinking abilities, including appraisal and assimilation of scientific literature, self-evaluation, and life-long learning
  • Developing our residents’ communication skills with patients, their families, and other health care providers, and their ability to provide culturally competent medical care
  • Imparting to our residents the highest sense of professionalism, responsibility, and ethical principles
  • Providing residents with opportunities to learn how to be advocates for the health of children and families within our society
  • Preparing residents to work effectively in various health care systems, by developing awareness of those systems, and to utilize resources, at times limited, to provide optimal care
  • Training residents in an environment of respect and support, always recognizing that residency training, while challenging, need not be dehumanizing to be successful
  • Providing our residents with training that will serve them well as either primary care physicians or in careers in pediatric subspecialties, research, advocacy, public or global health

For more information see: Rotation-Specific Goals & Objectives