Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the main teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Over the course of a three year residency program, residents receive superior education and training that combines classroom learning with online courses and a hands-on, supervised patient care experience.
Residents benefit from strong administrative support, provided by a team that includes a program director, four associate directors, three chief residents, a coordinator and assistants.
Simulation Courses and Workshops
Residents learn and practice common pediatric procedures including pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and neonatal resuscitation (NRP) in Connecticut Children’s state-of-the-art lab.
Students receive intensive exposure and training by way of the inpatient experience, which includes academic hospitalist service when residents are responsible for general patient care and medical student education.
Students gain intensive training with ambulatory care experience in community health settings and additional rotations throughout the course of the program. Residents gradually gain patient care and supervisory responsibility.
Residents are assigned to one chosen practice location where they conduct recurring visits with the same patients to gain experience in longitudinal primary care.
REACH: Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health
Participating residents work with department and university faculty, community partners and government programs in a series of experiential exercises as well as discussion and open exchange of ideas. In their final year of residency, REACH residents coordinate and produce a “Community Conversation” in which they identify a key topic affecting children in the community, identify and recruit community leaders and activists, and moderate a discussion on the topic.
Transitions to Three Concentrations
The program provides residents with pathways to a choice of three concentrations, including community health, acute care and a broad selection of pediatric subspecialties.
Opportunities to train for credit across the U.S. and at international locations are available to residents.