The University of Minnesota's Pediatric Residency Program Curriculum Stresses Balance

Our program benefits from a full diversity of clinical experiences that 4 hospital sites and many community experiences can offer. 


Whether you pursue subspecialty training, primary care practice, or academic medicine, our pediatric residency program offers clinical and academic experiences to stimulate interests and support all professional goals. You will find your educational experiences occurring in various settings throughout the twin cities and greater Minnesota. This includes:

  • Subspecialty experience at University of Minnesota Medical Center/University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • General inpatient experience at Children's Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Urban inpatient and ambulatory experience at Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Community experiences built into various rotations

Each site provides daily structured educational conferences to assure consistency of curriculum:

  • Block Education - All residents attend this educational conference every other week at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. This defined core curriculum is on an 18-month cycle and covers a broad variety of topics.
  • Morning Report - An opportunity to discuss diagnostically challenging cases with fellow residents and faculty.
  • Grand Rounds - Weekly at St. Paul and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
  • Mock Codes - An opportunity to review, 1 - 2 times per month, common clinical scenarios encountered acutely by pediatricians.
  • Journal Club - This monthly conference involves a resident at each site identifying a clinical question they wish to answer and then using the format of Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM) to present the best evidence to answer the original clinical question.
  • Monthly Board Review

In addition, each site has:

  • Parking which is provided and paid for at all sites.
  • Medical Education Directors and Chief Residents to support the educational and personal needs of the residents.