The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics provides outstanding educational opportunities to medical students, pediatric residents, subspecialty fellows, and other health care providers. The Department has a long tradition of placing high value on its education mission, attracting faculty who are committed to sustaining a challenging and innovative atmosphere for learning.
The UW Pediatric Residency Program provides training in general pediatrics and all pediatric subspecialties in a clinically busy, "rigorous yet relaxed" academic setting. Residents enjoy a balanced inpatient and outpatient approach to their training, emphasizing critical thinking and self-directed learning. An exceptional spectrum of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings are utilized, including American Family Children's Hospital, UW Health Primary Care Clinics, Meriter Community Hospital, and South Madison Community Public Health Clinic.
The University of Wisconsin offers fellowships in several areas, with the goal of developing leaders in academic pediatrics. In addition to outstanding clinical training, you will have the opportunity to work with research mentors in basic science, clinical research, and health services research.
The pediatric medical student clerkship incorporates a variety of educational opportunities in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through the pediatric clerkship, third- and fourth-year students develop knowledge about the process of growth and child development and learn to treat the common diseases of childhood. The pediatric clerkship utilizes many diverse clinical sites across the state. Due to the excellent teaching efforts of faculty and residents, it is consistently rated among the top educational experiences of the clinical years.
The tradition of excellence in medical education carries through to the wide array of Department-sponsored weekly conferences, special symposia, and outreach education events. These programs, many offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (CME), feature world-class faculty, hot topics in pediatric patient care, and the state of the art in medical education. Department faculty, residents and medical students, community-based physicians, and allied health professionals benefit from these excellent professional development opportunities.
Genetic counseling is an exciting profession that combines advanced education in human, molecular and medical genetics with skills and experience in counseling. The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a masters degree in medical genetics specifically designed to train genetic counselors. Our training program is fully accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and with the first class of genetic counselors starting in 1976, it is one of the most experienced programs in the United States.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provides advanced practical skills in the evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury in the pediatric patient during the first critical hour. This is an intense two-day course comprising lectures and practical skill sessions. The skill sessions and laboratory include performance of simulated pediatric resuscitations.
The Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is one of six centers in the nation funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau to train future leaders in the care of children with chronic illness. Since 1985, the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) has provided interdisciplinary, graduate and post-graduate training for graduate students in the core disciplines of nursing, social work, medicine, nutrition, and respiratory therapy.
The Primary Care Faculty Development Program (PCFDP) is aimed at preparing primary care faculty for teaching and leadership roles in community-based settings and for enhancing community-based research skills.
The center offers educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff from University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, UW Medical Foundation, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, departments across UW-Madison and the community.