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"Variety is what's great about the UofM Pediatric Residency Program. Training in multiple settings is a huge strength that better prepared you for any career in pediatrics."

- Jon KenKnight, MD, Alumni

Our state-of-the-art curriculum features new developments in ambulatory care, child abuse and neglect, behavioral and developmental pediatrics, adolescent risks, and developmental disabilities. Subspecialty rotations are highly focused for optimal resident learning and integrated outpatient care is considered to be an essential component of all rotations.

Residents care for children in a rich mix of clinical settings, including community-based programs, children's hospitals, county medical centers, a rehabilitation center and a university hospital.  

Residents are partners and colleagues in the educational endeavor. They serve on the Educational Policy Committee and hold regional and national offices in professional organizations. Each resident has a faculty mentor, and written feedback from both individual resident and attending physician is exchanged monthly. Four times each year, residents who share the same continuity clinic days come together from all sites within the Primary Care Clinic Network to participate in a resident-run Primary Care Symposia. These sessions complement daily conferences and grand rounds. Additionally, residents  select electives from a compendium with a variety of options and often design their own objectives and learning experiences.

The tradition of academic excellence at Minnesota ensures high quality preparation and flexibility in career choice, as well as role models for careers in research, practice, or both. Nationally recognized scholars on the faculty author more than 300 publications each year and have produced a long history of medical discoveries that enhance the lives of children. The department offers workshops in research methods and assists with grant support for interested residents.
Minnesota's progressive health care reform gives pediatric residents several advantages. Our legislative funds unique training opportunities in primary care pediatrics, creates a variety of models of practice, and offers loan repayment options. Minnesota's pleasant neighborhoods and abundance of cultural, recreational, and sporting activities make the state a great place to live and work.

I am certain you will find the staff of our Office of Medical Education to be committed, enthusiastic, organized and helpful. As one of the largest programs in the nation, we are able to offer residents optimum flexibility and choice. Is the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota the best fit for you? We trust that you will visit us and find out!