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5 Great Pediatric Residency Programs: St. Louis University

There are a lot of great residency programs out there, and not all are well known. StudentDoc profiles 5 great pediatrics residency programs you've probably never heard of.

Here we go:

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center at St. Louis University

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Openings per year: 14

Highlights: This program allows residents to customize their training with 6 months of an individualized curriculum during their third year. Through the Community Advocacy through Residency Education (CARE) program, residents can contribute to their community through legislative efforts, community outreach and education, and family and community resources.

Website: St. Louis University

Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Maricopa Medical Center

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Openings per year: 30

Highlights: Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center attract patients from all over Arizona and represent all areas of general and subspecialty pediatrics. Residents in this program will gain experience in both a children’s hospital and a large public medical center and work with diverse Native American and Hispanic patient populations.

Website: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Openings per year: 27

Highlights: Residents have the opportunity to work with the palliative care program, which serves 180 patients and receives 3-4 new consults every week. All residents also contribute to a scholarly project comprised of basic or clinical research, case reports, or medical education and curriculum development. The program also offers individualized training pathways in hospitalist medicine, subspecialty pediatrics, critical care, and primary care, allowing residents to tailor their training to their career goals.

Website: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Arkansas Children’s Hospital at the University of Arkansas

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Openings per year: 25

Highlights: Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the state and home to Arkansas’ only Level 4 NICU. Residents have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient pool from both rural and urban areas. This resident-focused hospital has gained a reputation as a supportive workplace with a great team atmosphere. 

Website: Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Openings per year: 31

Highlights: Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s five largest children’s hospitals and ten largest pediatric research facilities. Residents are exposed to a wide range of pediatric career tracks and subspecialties early in the program, and have the option of joining special interest groups in Academic Medicine, Community Pediatrics, Public Health, and International Medicine. This program also offers opportunities for residents to teach elementary-school students about health and science through the Residents in Schools Initiative (RISI).

Website: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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