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Residency training is a difficult time as you transition into the job of taking responsibility for the lives of your young patients. It is a time of mistakes: if you knew how to be a pediatrician, you wouldn’t need the training. You will learn to look honestly at yourself, assessing your strengths and also areas where you need to improve. You will decide exactly what type of pediatrician you want to become. This includes not just the clinical expertise you want to master but also the ways in which you want to make a difference with the broader systems using research, advocacy, or other important skillsets. You will receive feedback from our faculty, but in residency training the most important feedback that you get comes from yourself. Mastering this self-reflection is empowering; it is the key to becoming exceptional.

Our approach to training is truly innovative. Our “plus one” longitudinal rotations ensure comprehensive exposure to self-selected clinical material and specialized skills along with deep mentorship in your chosen area of excellence. Our block rotations enable you to work with a breadth of pediatricians to ensure well rounded training.

We are committed to helping you become an excellent pediatrician; we will help you to become the type of pediatrician that you want to be. There are many challenges ahead. As your program director, I will ensure that you are ready for them.

John Carlson, MD
Program Director