Pediatric Residency Curriculum | Blank Children's Hospital

Message from the Director

Blank Children's is the perfect sized hospital to train residents - large enough to offer a diverse patient population and a variety of sub-specialties, but small enough that all residents get to know all of the faculty within a short time of joining the program.

Our program has a friendly atmosphere, and the faculty is dedicated to teaching while providing one-on-one attention.

There are no fellowship trainees at Blank, so residents are responsible for managing their own patients and get to do a lot of procedures.

There are 7 categorical positions offered each year.

The majority of our graduates enter a career in general pediatrics with about a quarter of graduates choosing sub-specialties. Graduates say Blank has prepared them well for fellowship training and many who have sought fellowships obtained positions in excellent, competitive programs.

If you have any questions, we would be pleased to visit with you by phone at (515) 241-4497 or by e-mail at

Julie Anderson-Suddarth, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Residency