Message from the Program Directors
Our mission is to prepare pediatricians who will be leaders in their communities and in academics. Beyond the care you provide to individual children, we want you to have an impact on patients you may never see – through advances in clinical care, public health, research, and education. We promote a learning environment that encourages you to:
- Become an intellectually curious and reflective professional
- Provide exceptional care to patients and families
- Advocate for the health of children
A Personalized Approach
We truly enjoy working with and mentoring residents! From the day you interview until graduation and beyond, we aim to understand your needs and help you meet your personal and professional goals. The size of our program allows you to have a close and meaningful mentoring relationship with the residency directors and the chief residents. We know residency can be both exciting and challenging, and we want to share in the excitement of patient care and provide support for you during the more demanding times.
A Supportive Program
We believe in the importance of a balanced life during residency. While residency is a busy time, our residents play ultimate frisbee, see concerts, go on hikes, and hang out at the Memorial Union Terrace and watch the sun set over Lake Mendota. Some of our residents are married, some are single. Some have kids (and they are cute kids!). We work hard to accommodate our residents’ personal and family lives. We have a number of medical couples who have matched in Madison together – we work with the other departments to coordinate schedules in creative ways that lead to resident satisfaction. We believe the lifestyle you establish during residency will stick with you the rest of your life, and we want you to enjoy your career in pediatrics!