Pediatric Residency Curriculum | Blank Children's Hospital

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For Prospective Residents

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 faculty within a short time of joining the program. There are no fellowship trainees at Blank Children's, so residents receive a lot of autonomy and are responsible for managing their own patients. Additionally, residents get exposure to many procedural opportunities.

There are seven categorical positions offered each year at Blank Children's Hospital. Approximately two-thirds of our graduates enter a career in general pediatrics, while about one-third choose sub-specialties fellowships. Graduates say Blank has prepared them well to succeed as a general pediatrician or to enter a competitive fellowship program.

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Blank Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program.  Our fully accredited residency training program has been training pediatricians for over 70 years.  We foster academic excellence in a supportive and collaborative learning environment that is family friendly.

Our program offers a spectrum of patient care experiences from primary to tertiary care. As a result, our residents develop broad-ranging skills that allow the pursuit of careers ranging from general pediatrics to pediatric sub-specialties.

Education of medical students and residents is a priority at Blank.  Our faculty consists of outstanding general pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists actively involved in one-on-one teaching and mentoring.  For those interested, research opportunities are available.

I invite you to consider the opportunities offered by the Blank Pediatric Residency Program and would welcome the opportunity to visit with you further about our residency.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.



Ken Cheyne, MD, FAAP

Program Director