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About Our Program

Welcome to the website of the Pediatric Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. We hope you will learn a great deal about our residency program, the people we work with, and our great city.

The training here is comprehensive, robust and responsive to individual learning goals and needs. Immersion in the clinical experience with mentoring at the bedside and the opportunity to make independent decisions is the primary learning modality, complemented by formal didactics, small group discussions and individualized, self-directed learning. You will work with outstanding residents, faculty, and an entire health care team focused on providing family-centered and high-quality care to all of the children and families we serve.

Residents are mentored from the very beginning of training to assure that their learning needs are met and that training is sufficiently individualized to prepare them for the diverse career paths they take upon graduation.

We hope to have a chance to meet you on your interview day when we can discuss our program and your interests in detail.


Our Program's Strengths

The Pediatric Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC boasts strengths that rank it among the elite pediatric training programs in the United States:

Palliative Care

We have an established and rapidly growing palliative care program here at Children's Hospital. We serve ~180 patients currently and receive 3-4 new consults a week. Our program focuses on decision making support, advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and bereavement support. We also directly manage all hospice patients coming from Children's whether they are in the hospital or at home.

Education is a major mission of our program; the resident education component is directed by Dr. Scott Maurer. Each resident spends a week with us, but interested residents can also spend elective time with us. We also have research opportunities for interested residents. Residents may take the opportunity to conduct research with members of the Palliative Care program.

Last Update
November 11, 2013
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Last Update
November 11, 2013