A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF RESIDENTS

Thank you for taking the time to explore our Pediatric Residency Program. As you tour this site, we hope you get a sense of for our program and what makes it special! 

Pediatric residents here receive a well-rounded education focusing on general inpatient pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties and primary care. Our training takes place in a variety of settings within our Children's Medical Center, as well as outpatient subspecialty and primary care clinic. 

One of the most unique aspects of our program is that each resident is paired with a community preceptor where they do a continuity primary care clinic for the duration of their residency.  During this experience, residents build their own panel of patients. Graduates of our program have been highly successful both in joining strong practices and competitive fellowships. 

We are also excited about our Global Health Certificate program. This track involves a series of conferences, including journal clubs and community dinners. Residents have the opportunity to rotate through various clinics for the under served. In this track, residents have the ability to participate in a cross-cultural child health experiences in developing countries.

As a program we prioritize our residents.  In addition to our comprehensive curriculum, we recently have implemented more protected teaching time for the residents in our new afternoon block curriculum.  This additional curriculum is designed to confer practical, useful, and memorable information about topics in which our residents are interested.

At UMass we are a team, working closely with attendings, nurses, social workers and medical students.  These close working relationships, and our welcoming environment, foster resident education and autonomy.   

When looking at residency programs, it’s important to find a place comfortable, and find people with whom you will enjoy working. Our residents fit well together and enjoy coming to work to see each other.  The rapport we build among our colleagues results in life-long friendships. 

We wish you the best of luck with your application and interview process. We’ll meet you when you visit UMass! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of us. 

                       - William Bortcosh and Lindsay Oliver